F-Secure and Leading European Service Providers Offer New Security Services to Consumers and Small Businesses

New version of F-Secure’s Security as a Service solution launched at CeBit

CeBIT, March 12, 2003 – Security services are one of the fastest growing businesses in the Internet Service Provider (ISPs) market and enable ISPs to rapidly deploy value-added services to its clientele. Consumers and small businesses are demanding easy-to-use and easy-to-purchase security services from their Internet Service Providers.

Now F-Secure is launching a new version of F-Secure’s internet security solution, F-Secure PersonalExpress 4.60. This solution enables Internet Service Providers to offer their customers fully automatic protection. The subscription-based security delivery concept is designed specifically for distribution by Internet Service Providers to protect the PC from viruses and against hacking. By offering hosted security services and integrating security in the network infrastructure, service providers can focus on their own core business and at the same time easily generate new business by offering Security as a Service(tm).

F-Secure’s turnkey security solution is managed by the company’s 24/7 high quality hosting centers. Service level guarantees and a variety of on-line reports and monitoring tools keep Internet Service Providers in control of the subscriber base and quality of the service. No capital investments are needed and ISPs can utilize their existing customer care and billing systems when implementing the security service. Built-in customization support, open interfaces to subscription databases, and the service expiration control mechanism ensure easy and fast service deployment.

“With F-Secure’s Security as a Service solutions, ISPs can easily expand their portfolio by offering security services as a value-added service to the customer base and use these as a differentiator to gain more revenue,” says Kimmo Alkio, Chief Operating Officer of F-Secure. “Extensive built-in co-branding support helps ISPs strengthen their own brand when they introduce security services to their customer base. ISPs can easily increase the existing revenue stream and average revenue per user (ARPU) with F-Secure’s world-leading security solutions,” he continues.

Through these outsourced security services, ISPs are able to protect their on-line customers against Internet threats in an automated and easy-to-use manner. End users do not have to worry about outdated virus signature databases or actual security software updates. After the simple installation procedure, daily use is automatic and updates are being done transparently despite where and when the connection to the Internet was made.

F-Secure’s top-class research and product development ensure that ISPs enjoy the full benefit of their investment in the partnership with F-Secure – not only today but also for years to come. F-Secure products are internationally awarded and top-rated in software benchmark tests. F-Secure was also the first company to launch security services for wireless devices.

The exponential growth of Internet security threats, such as new viruses, worms and Trojans, as well as intrusions continue to increase the demand for internet security. In addition, the rapid increase of broadband access further increases market demand for always on and easy-to-use security services.

F-Secure is in a leading position in Europe for offering value-added security services with ISPs. F-Secure offers a business model to its ISP partners which is in full support of their objectives for increasing Average Revenue per User (ARPU) by offering automated internet security services to their customer base. In conjunction with incremental revenue drive, F-Secure’s unique partnering strategy further enables ISPs to co-brand the service offering and launching these services without capital investments. F-Secure’s key ISP partners include many leading European Internet Service Providers, such as Deutsche Telekom, TeliaSonera, France Telecom’s ISP Wanadoo and Elisa Communications, who have successfully implemented security services for their customers with F-Secure’s applications and platform.

For more information, see F-Secure’s new WEB pages:


Reference customer list: http://www.f-secure.com/products/pex/sp-list.shtml

About F-Secure

F-Secure Corporation is the leading provider of centrally managed security solutions for the mobile enterprise. The company’s award-winning products include antivirus, file encryption and network security solutions for major platforms from desktops to servers and from laptops to handhelds. Founded in 1988, F-Secure has been listed on the Helsinki Exchanges since November 1999. The company is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, with the North American headquarters in San Jose, California, as well as offices in Germany, Sweden, Japan and the United Kingdom and regional offices in the USA. F-Secure is supported by a network of value added resellers and distributors in over 90 countries around the globe. Through licensing and distribution agreements, the company’s security applications are available for the products of the leading handheld equipment manufacturers, such as Nokia and HP.

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