Open Source Movement Gains Major Security Support with F-Secure Anti-Virus for Firewalls on Linux

New Software Solution Brings Central Policy Management and Highest Level of Protection to Fast-Growing Operating System

ESPOO, Finland, March 7, 2001, F-Secure Corporation, a leading developer of centrally managed security solutions for the mobile, distributed enterprise, today brought its acclaimed anti-virus firewall solution to the open source world. F-Secure Anti-Virus for Firewalls on Linux provides unsurpassed detection and disinfection of Internet-borne viruses and malicious code passing through OPSEC CVP firewalls.

As with other products in the F-Secure Policy Manager family, the anti-virus firewall solution operates under a company’s established security policies, transparently to end-users. This means that policies can be enforced, administered, and monitored remotely without disrupting, or even being noticed by, a user.

Beyond ease of use, the advantage of user transparency means that attachments are automatically scanned and disinfected without user action. In fact, since the protection is installed at the gateway level, users cannot bypass the service. By automatically scanning HTTP, FTP and SMTP for viruses and other malicious code as the data comes through the firewall from the Internet, F-Secure Anti-Virus for Firewalls on Linux stops viruses before they can compromise corporate security.

Risto Siilasmaa, President and CEO of F-Secure Corporation said, “The reliability of the Linux operating system has given great impetus to the open source movement, attracting a worldwide community of zealous developers. As a result of increasing adoptions and requests by our customers, F-Secure brings our anti-virus solution to this important environment, and in the process makes Linux a safer, more desirable platform on which to base mission critical applications.”

A world-renowned anti-virus research team enables F-Secure to update virus databases daily. The content scanning server can receive database updates automatically without manual intervention by the system administrator, further assuring that all systems are current with the highest level of protection.

F-Secure Anti-Virus for Firewalls on Linux offers seamless integration with Check Point Software Technologies’ FireWall-1 OPSEC Content Vectoring Protocol (CVP). Through the Open Platform for Security (OPSEC), Check Point provides the framework for integration and interoperability with “best-of-breed” solutions from over 200 leading industry partners. The open architecture solution provides the industry’s leading enterprise-wide policy management and policy enforcement framework.

F-Secure Anti-Virus for Firewalls on Linux costs for 25-49 users EUR/USD 45,00/user, for 50-99 users EUR/USD 33,75/user, for 100-249 users EUR/USD 22,50 user and is available today for Red Hat Linux version 6.1 or higher 6.x.

About F-Secure Corporation

F-Secure Corporation is a leading provider of centrally managed security for today’s mobile, wireless 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 Serviceâ„? 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.