Finnish Parliament switches to F-Secure Anti-Virus
Helsinki, Finland, June 15, 2003 – F-Secure Corporation (HEX: FSC) has been chosen the supplier of antivirus products by the Finnish Parliament. According to a recent agreement, F-Secure will provide antivirus products to the Parliamentary representatives and their assistants, to the functionaries in the Parliamentary offices, to the office of the Parliamentary Ombudsman and to the State Auditors. The antivirus program protects both workstations and servers. The speed of the virus signature updates, the availability of technical support and the high level of expertise were also decisive factors in the choice of F-Secure.
“The need for data security grew when the representatives were provided with home computers. E-mail volume has also grown exponentially and the means of reading them has diversified. Data is sought and gathered more and more from the Internet. We wanted a dependable supplier with fast signature updating for all the equipment we use, from desktop computers to PDAs,” says Juha Suomalainen, IT manager at the Parliament.
“Equipment is used at the Parliament in diverse ways, irrespective of time and place. Therefore, virus signature updates must arrive automatically, wherever and whenever work is done. Because of the centralized management of our products, the real time distribution of signature updates is ensured. Furthermore, IT security profiles can be modified if needed, and warnings of deviation distributed,” comments Timo Savolainen, Country Manager, Finland.
F-Secure Anti-Virus for Workstations will be installed to protect desktop computers and laptops both in the office, during traveling and at home. F-Secure Anti-Virus for Windows Servers ensures that malware does not spread in the data network even if when an employee connects to the Internet from an infected computer.
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.