Irish mobile firm secures lucrative deal with Three UK

Irish mobile security technology is protecting millions of Three subscribers in the UK against scammers, hackers and more.

Irish mobile security expert firm CWSI has signed a multi-million euro deal to provide and support a mobile security solution for Three UK, Three Mobile Protect.

This new deal builds on the success of Three Mobile Protect in Ireland since 2020.

“Given the scale of Three’s ambition in the UK business market this has the potential to be a multi-million-euro contract for CWSI”

Powered by endpoint security software from Corrata, the solution safeguards businesses against rising mobile phone threats including scams, malware, and data loss by blocking access to phishing sites, malware download servers and unapproved content or services.

It helps organisations to control costs by monitoring the apps, data usage, and roaming permitted on business phones, while also ensuring compliance. Three Mobile Protect is available for both iOS and Android devices.

Beating the scammers

Three launched in 2003 as the UK’s first 3G only network, laying its foundations as the network that was born to be different. Today Three is a connectivity company that connects people to people, people to things and things to things and has 9.7m customers. Three launched 5G in August 2019, is the largest holder of spectrum in the UK and has been recognised by Ookla as having the UK’s fastest 5G network. It claims to be the only operator able to meet the International Telecoms Union (ITU) 2020 standard of 100MHz of contiguous spectrum for full 5G services.

“This is an exciting partnership for Three Business,” said Snehal Bhudia, Director of Business Propositions & Go To Market, Three UK. “The Three Mobile Protect service gives our customers state of the art security protection that will help to protect them from dynamic cybercrime without intruding on employee privacy, helping our customers operate safely and securely, wherever business takes them.”

Three Mobile Protect operates discretely and locally on the device. There is no interruption to device performance and company data is not sent to the cloud for inspection, a major privacy advantage for businesses and their employees.

Founded in 2010, CWSI is a leading European provider of IT security and compliance solutions that support the modern workplace. From offices in the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands it provides consulting, professional services, and managed services to some of Europe’s most respected organisations across a wide range of sectors.

“CWSI is delighted to be working with Three UK to bring Three Mobile Protect to UK businesses, building on the proven model established with Corrata and Three Mobile Protect in Ireland,” said Ronan Murphy, CEO of CWSI.

“Given the scale of Three’s ambition in the UK business market this has the potential to be a multi-million-euro contract for CWSI. We look forward to working with Three UK, and the broader Hutchison Group, to make simple, effective and affordable mobile and cloud security solutions available to all business customers.”

Main image at top: CWSI CEO Ronan Murphy

John Kennedy
Award-winning editor John Kennedy is one of Ireland's most experienced business and technology journalists.