Enhanced Spam Filtering Could Block Independent Ringtone Suppliers
Published on: 12th Feb 2006
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Jinny Software is launching a Spam Control Centre product which directly addresses a fundamental mobile phone spamming issue by allowing operators to automatically detect and block all types of unwanted content and harmful SMS and MMS traffic from any foreign network. This is unlike traditional SMSC filters that only filter SMS spam from on network traffic. The SMS support enhancement includes all traffic passing through the Spam Control Centre whether to or from foreign SMSCs. All MMS traffic is filtered by the solution with MM1 MM3 MM4 and MM7 interfaces being supported.
Virus filtering operates across Smartphone and Symbian operating systems, with viruses detected and blocked using a virus detection engine. The virus filtering process works on all messages as well as all WAP downloads.
The content filtering functionality blocks value-added content, like pictures and ring-tones from non-network partners - which will not please 3rd party ringtone providers, although it could potentially stop the delivery of the Crazy Frog ringtone, which some people would probably treat as a virus !"