Cyber Security Institute Enhanced with F-Secure Courseware; EDS to Resell F-Secure’s Industry-leading Products and Provide Integration Support
Helsinki, Finland, July 17, 2001 – F-Secure Corporation (HEX: FSC), a leading developer of centrally managed security solutions for the mobile enterprise, and EDS (NYSE: EDS), today announced they have formed an agreement in which EDS will re-sell F-Secure products and provide integration, security management and support services to F-Secure customers worldwide. Additionally, F-Secure is providing security content for EDS’ Cyber Security Institute, a computer security curriculum to arm IT professionals and consumers with skills to battle hackers, security breaches and viruses.
The alliance will enable the companies to leverage their respective strengths – F-Secure’s market presence as a pioneer in wireless and network security products and EDS’ security and systems integration leadership.
“F-Secure’s centrally managed security solutions are a natural fit with EDS’ globally recognized security management support team,” said Kimmo Alkio, Chief Operating Officer at F-Secure. “Together, we will be able to offer customers a superior combination of security products with support from a global leader in information assurance.”
F-Secure and EDS will work jointly to develop courseware for EDS’ Cyber Security Institute, which specializes in teaching overall employee security awareness and information assurance technical skills. F-Secure has contributed expert subject matter for the development of a Web-based course on anti-virus solutions targeted for network technicians, systems technicians and managers. The course is called Malware Fundamentals and is accessible from the EDS Cyber Security Institute course catalog (www.eds.com/cybersecurity). The course presents an overview of computer-related attacks known as “malware” – viruses, worms, trojan horses, malicious code and hoaxes. In addition, students will learn about the impact of “malware,” the threats to computer components, anti-virus policies and countermeasures.
“We partner with leaders, so we’re pleased to add F-Secure’s expertise to our suite of courses,” said Bill Hitchcock, global director of EDS’ Web Universities and Training. “Viruses such as the “love-bug” cost organizations billions of dollars because of the impact on business operations. To combat this threat, organizations must not only have a technical strategy, but should also have a training strategy. The more employees know about potential threats and countermeasures, the sooner a defense can be implemented or a threat can be deterred. It’s our goal to combat this with help from the best companies in the industry.”
“EDS proved to be a natural partner for F-Secure,” says Mr. Alkio. ” EDS has first-rate expertise with e-learning platforms, where today’s security threats can be highlighted in a concrete and instructive way.”
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 Helsinki, Finland with North American headquarters in San Jose, California, as well as offices worldwide.
EDS, the leading global services company, provides strategy, implementation and hosting for clients managing the business and technology complexities of the digital economy. EDS brings together the world’s best technologies to address critical client business imperatives. It helps clients eliminate boundaries, collaborate in new ways, establish their customers’ trust and continuously seek improvement. EDS, with its management consulting subsidiary, A.T. Kearney, serves the world’s leading companies and governments in 55 countries globally. EDS reported revenues of $ 19.2 billion in 2000. The company’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: EDS) and the London Stock Exchange.