F-Secure works with HP to secure HP Jornada Pocket PC devices

F-Secure Corporation today announced that it is working with Hewlett-Packard to enhance the security of HP Jornada Pocket PC devices. As the first step in the cooperation between the two companies, a free evaluation version of F-Secure FileCrypto for Pocket PC Enterprise Edition will be included in the sales package of the new HP Jornada 928 Wireless Digital Assistant (WDA). The same CD also contains a test version of F-Secure Anti-Virus for Pocket PC for automatic on-device protection of the HP Jornada 928 WDA devices against viruses and other harmful content.

Announced last month, the HP Jornada 928 WDA seamlessly integrates the functionalities of a full-color Pocket PC with those of a GSM/GPRS enabled phoned, allowing users to control voice, data, and personal information from a single device, while enjoying a completely mobile connection to the Internet.

“The new HP Jornada 928 WDA is an advanced business tool for mobile productivity. As device security is an important part of secure mobile business, we feel the F-Secure solution shows HP Jornada users that there are reliable, high-performance security applications already available for enhancing the security levels of their devices in day-to-day business use ,” said Emmanuel Klotz, HP Jornada Business Manager Europe.

“Pocket PC devices are today’s personal computers. Our customers have indicated a clear need for automatic content protection and strong user authentication to secure their Pocket PC devices in corporate environments. The introduction of the new HP Jornada 928 WDA with GSM/GPRS capabilities proves that HP is one of the leading providers of handheld devices. We look forward to strengthening our cooperation with HP in the future,” said Pirkka Palom?¤ki, VP, Marketing of F-Secure Corporation.

F?Secure FileCrypto for Pocket PC Enterprise is a full-featured content encryption application that provides totally transparent, automatic encryption and secure user authentication at logon to protect the HP Jornada device against unwanted data disclosure. It automatically encrypts sensitive data before storing and decrypts it again when it is needed, without any user intervention. Confidential documents and personal files in the encrypted folders remain always safe. The product on the HP Jornada 928 WDA CD is a time-limited evaluation copy.

F-Secure Anti-Virus for Pocket PC is an antivirus solution that runs locally on the HP Jornada WDA, providing up-to-date and always available protection against viruses and other harmful content. The application supports automatic scanning at start-up and after every ActiveSync operation and virus signature database update. Removable memory, such as Compact Flash cards and microdrives, can be automatically scanned when inserted. On the Jornada WDA CD is a full-featured evaluation copy of F-Secure Anti-Virus for Pocket PC with time limited manual access to the anti-virus updates of F-Secure Anti-Virus Research Laboratory


About F-Secure Corporation

F-Secure Corporation is a leading provider of centrally managed security for the mobile enterprise. The company offers a full range of award-winning, integrated anti-virus, file encryption and network security solutions for handhelds, laptops, desktops, servers, mail servers and firewalls.

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 head office in San Jose, California, as well as offices worldwide.

F-Secure is the world leader in content security solutions for handheld devices. For more information about protecting your handheld terminals with F-Secure handheld security solutions, please visit


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