Opera Mini Just Got Safer!

Tags: web development, online security, internet web browsers

Opera mini is the most downloaded mobile browser in the world with a little over than 20 million active users. It includes popular features such as Speed Dial, Opera Link, and the ability to save pages, notes, and bookmarks. In December 2008, Opera Mini users viewed more than 6.4 billion pages with each user viewing approximately 360 pages on average.

Opera software & Bright Cloud Inc in a joint venture has announced a new technology that will provide parental control, web filtering & added security features to Opera Mini browser.  With this technology, operators around the globe will be able to implement parental control mechanisms, block access to adult sites, block inappropriate services, add an extra level of security especially for enterprise networks.

Commenting more on the same, Rolf Assev, the chief strategy officer for Opera remarked, “Over the past year, we have received special requests from operators that have asked for the ability to control and filter content through our Opera Mini browser, mainly due to the laws and regulations of the countries where the operators do business. Based on these requests, we sought out to partner with the company that had the best solution on the market. We found that solution with BrightCloud and look forward to working with them to make our Opera Mini solutions even better for the worlds' operators.”

Bright cloud services is a reputed name in business which  provides the largest and the most accurate set of categorized web sites in the industry with 10 times greater coverage than other web filtering providers. This enhanced coverage will successfully minimize the user end exposure to security & other internet threats by reducing the number of unknown sites. This dynamic combination of Opera Mini & Bright Cloud Services provide the most comprehensive web filtering protection available in the market today.

"BrightCloud is pleased to partner with an industry leader such as Opera," commented Quinn Curtis, BrightCloud CEO. "The number of mobile devices with Opera Mini is growing rapidly worldwide, especially in emerging mobile markets like Asia and Eastern Europe. As a result, consumers and enterprises are demanding a safe, controlled and secure Web browsing experience. The BrightCloud Service integrated with Opera Mini can be deployed quickly and is a perfect solution for operators."

About BrightCloud
BrightCloud, Inc. is the pioneer in  building the next-generation Web-filtering database. Services include enterprise security application, end point security, e-mail, and xSP spaces. BrightCloud uses the latest in machine learning algorithms, as well as human classification, to build the largest and most accurate URL database available. By integrating the BrightCloud services, OEMs provide their end customers with a richer, multi-layered security solution.

About Opera Software ASA
Opera Software ASA has redefined Web browsing for PCs, mobile phones and other networked devices. Opera's cross-platform Web browser technology is renowned for its performance, standards compliance and small size, while giving users a faster, safer and more dynamic online experience. Opera Software is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices around the world.

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