F-Secure’s Security Solutions to Eesti Telefon’s Customers
F-Secure Corporation (HEX: FSC), and AS Eesti Telefon, the leading Estonian Telecommunications company owned by AS Eesti Telekom (TSE:ETL/LSE:EETD), today announced that they have signed a partnership to offer managed security services to Eesti Telefon’s residential and small business Internet customers.
Eesti Telefon provides high-speed and high-quality Internet services in Estonia and will launch a managed antivirus and personal firewall service, under the name Atlas Anti-Virus to its customers. While Eesti Telefon markets, sells and provides technical support for the services, F-Secure provides the security applications as well as the back-end technology to manage subscriptions, and hosts the service on behalf of Eesti Telefon.
“These automated security services with frequent transparent antivirus signature updates will make it possible for Eesti Telefon’s customers to use e-mail and surf the Internet without the fear of being hacked or infected by a virus ,” says Toomas Viira, head of IT Security Solutions at AS Eesti Telefon.
“Feedback from end users and service providers confirms significant market demand for automated antivirus services. This is further benefited by the simplicity of the installation and the minimised need for user input. It is important the service providers respond to the needs of the changing world and provide users with easy to use solutions for secure Internet use. We are pleased to partner with Eesti Telefon to offer industry leading up-to-date security solutions to their customers,” says Juha Saksi, Director of Service Provider Solutions Unit at F-Secure Corporation.
F-Secure’s security solutions as a subscription service are provided by the leading teleoperators and ISPs across Europe: Deutsche Telekom in Germany, Wanadoo in France, TeliaSonera in Sweden and Finland, Lietuvos Telekomas in Lithuania and Elisa Oyj in Finland.
About AS Eesti Telefon
AS Eesti Telefon, the largest telecommunications company in Estonia was founded in 1993. It is owned by AS Eesti Telekom and listed at the stock exchanges of Tallinn and London (TSE:ETL/LSE:EETD). Eesti Telefon provides innovative client-centered communication and IT solutions. Its Atlas brand covers a range of network services from dial-up Internet to broadband connections as well as data communication and IT solutions suitable for small business and corporations with offices dispersed all over Estonia. Eesti Telefon quickly established itself as the market leader for Internet connections. Eesti Telefon provides voice communication to household and business customers under the et brand name. In addition to the much-frequented Hot communication center, Eesti Telefon owns the most popular domestic Internet search engine and information catalogue NETI.
About F-Secure Corporation
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.