F-Secure Anti-Virus for Internet Mail Protects Enterprise from Malicious Code

Anti-Virus Software Broadens Content Security Offering, Extends Virus Protection Capabilities

Espoo, Finland , February 19, 2001-F-Secure Corporation, a leading provider of centrally managed security for the mobile enterprise, today announced the general availability of F-Secure Anti-Virus for Internet Mail. The product protects all email traffic against inbound and outbound security threats in real time, including internal SMTP mail traffic. Since email can bypass traditional workstation and server-based virus protection, businesses need an anti-virus solution at the gateway level.

In today’s corporate environment, the ability to protect sensitive data from viruses outside the corporate network has become a necessity. F-Secure Anti-Virus for Internet Mail incorporates multiple scanning engines, creating superior detection rates and ensuring that these threats never penetrate the network.

“The way business is done today poses new security threats which must be addressed,” said Risto Siilasmaa, President and CEO of F-Secure. “With multiple scanning engines, automatic virus updates and policy-based administration, F-Secure Anti-Virus for Internet Mail protects corporations from all Internet-based security threats entering the network via email.”

Viruses and related security threats will cost businesses worldwide in excess of $1.6 trillion during the year 2000, as nearly 40,000 person years of productivity will be lost to computer downtime, according to a survey by InformationWeek and Pricewaterhouse Coopers. The need for anti-virus solutions to combat these threats has never been more apparent.

Automatic anti-virus updates improve data security through added reliability and prompt delivery of critical files. Updates are distributed automatically through F-Secure Policy Manager, and like all F-Secure products, protection is always on and transparent to the end user. F-Secure’s automatic anti-virus updates ensure that all workstations are protected from even the most recently-discovered viruses.

F-Secure Anti-Virus for Internet Mail is a significant addition to F-Secure’s anti-virus family on the mail server and gateway side. The flexibility of the product allows F-Secure to provide a broader service to customers, and enables compatibility with any SMTP-based email environment. The product supports Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Microsoft Windows 2000, and the email server can sit on any platform.

About F-Secure Corporation

F-Secure Corporation is a leading developer of centrally managed security solutions for the mobile, distributed enterprise. The company offers a full range of award-winning, integrated anti-virus, file encryption, distributed firewall and VPN solutions for workstations, servers, gateways and mobile devices. F-Secure products are uniquely suited for delivery of Security as a Service, which provides invisible, reliable, always-on, and up-to-date security for the most widely distributed user base. Whether provided by corporate IT or delivered by service providers, F-Secure solutions extend policy-based security and instant alerts to all devices where information is created, stored or accessed. Founded in 1988, F-Secure Corporation is listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange [HEX: FSC]. The company is headquartered in Espoo, Finland with North American headquarters in San Jose, California, as well as offices worldwide.

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