F-Secure Launches First Truly Integrated Solution Against Viruses, Worms And Hackers In Corporate Environments

Helsinki, Finland, September 2, 2003 – F-Secure Corporation (HEX: FSC), a leading provider of content security solutions, today announced the immediate availability of F-Secure Anti-Virus Client Security. Recent virus outbreaks highlight urgent need for companies to upgrade protection to a centrally managed solution integrating antivirus, distributed firewall, application control and intrusion prevention into a seamless cost-efficient solution to protect desktops and laptops against network worms, such as Blaster/Lovsan. F-Secure Anti-Virus Client Security is the first antivirus solution to fully satisfy the new requirements.

“The past few weeks have been the busiest in virus history. In the case of Blaster a traditional antivirus, even with the most recent update, allowed the worm to enter the computer. This proves that the era of traditional antivirus products is over. Antivirus with an integrated firewall is the only protection against these attacks”, says Kimmo Alkio, Chief Operating Officer of F-Secure’s Anti-Virus Business.

F-Secure Anti-Virus Client Security is designed to protect company desktops and laptops against today’s complex threats. The product offers unique protection against viruses, hackers, network worms as well as the use of networking software that violates corporate security policies. The centralized management system, F-Secure Policy Manager, provides an easy and cost efficient way to deploy the product and to monitor the security level of the whole network.

“The recent virus outbreaks (Blaster, Sobig.F) have started a new era in the fight against viruses. You need a robust and scalable solution to be properly protected. F-Secure Anti-Virus Client Security provides a complete and fully manageable solution against modern threats. Thanks to its unique features we can concentrate on our core business even in the case of major virus outbreaks”, says Ola Johansson, Technical Manager of The National Social Insurance Board of Sweden.

F-Secure Anti-Virus Client Security also features virus news delivery, location based security levels and centrally managed application control. The virus news feature delivers instant notification messages of serious security events around the globe and informs the user when the computer is protected against the new threat. The product is also able to raise its security level based on the location, e.g. the security level is higher when the laptop is connected to the network outside office premises. With the application control the network administrator can prevent the use of networking software that violates company security, such as spy ware, peer-to-peer and internet relay chat (IRC) software.


F-Secure Anti-Virus Client Security is immediately available through F-Secure’s worldwide network of value-added resellers, distributors and systems integrators. For more information contact F-Secure at http://www.f-secure.com/products/partners/worldwide/ .

F-Secure Anti-Virus Client Security can be bought as part of the multi-layer solution F-Secure Anti-Virus Total Suite or separately.

The product is available at 29,75 ¤/seat for 100 seats.

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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