F-Secure Internet Gatekeeper Stops the Modern Internet Based Security Threats

Helsinki, Finland, September 02, 2003 – F-Secure Corporation [HEX: FSC] announces the immediate availability of a new product, F-Secure Internet Gatekeeper, through F-Secure partners worldwide. F-Secure Internet Gatekeeper is a firewall and mail server-independent solution specially engineered for high speed scanning of web (HTTP and FTP over HTTP) and e-mail (SMTP) traffic for viruses and other undesirable content.

The vast majority of new complex viruses and other malicious code spread via e-mail as well as web browsing and file downloads. Without effective and automated protection at the gateway level, viruses can easily penetrate and infect servers and end user machines, stealing confidential files, forwarding e-mails, corrupting data or causing large amounts of traffic. By scanning traffic already at the edge of the network, mass mailing viruses, like the recent Sobig.F, can be easily stopped before they enter corporate mail systems.

F-Secure Internet Gatekeeper allows administrators to control the content downloaded from the web and exchanged by e-mail. Blocking undesired content, such as movie files, sound files and other non-work related content, and preventing employees from accessing inappropriate web sites, the solution optimizes network performance and improves employee productivity. In addition, the solution provides reduces the risk for legal liability and protects the company reputation by, for example, preventing employees from downloading illegal software and ensuring that virus-infected messages are not sent to their customers and business partners.

“High performing F-Secure Internet Gatekeeper is well suited for both large customers as well as for small and medium sized businesses (SMB) that are running their own e-mail server and firewall,” says Jyrki Tulokas, Product Line Manager at F-Secure. “With easy and fast installation and ability to run all parts on one Windows server, F-Secure Internet Gatekeeper provides a cost effective choice for SMB customers. On the other hand, large corporations with multiple offices and high network traffic benefit from the ability to distribute the scanning over multiple servers.”

Managing and installing the product is fast and easy. The product can be managed either locally stand-alone or remotely with F-Secure’s centralized management system F-Secure Policy Manager. With F-Secure Policy Manager the administrators also get detailed virus incident reporting and alerting, keeping them well informed about corporate web and e-mail traffic content. Protecting your network could not be easier and more secure. F-Secure Internet Gatekeeper runs on Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2003 Server platforms. F-Secure Internet Gatekeeper can be bought as part of the multi-layer solution F-Secure Anti-Virus Total Suite or separately.

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. -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.