F-Secure’s Security Solutions to BlueCom AS Broadband Internet Customers
October 13, 2003 – F-Secure Corporation (HEX: FSC), and BlueCom AS, one of the leading Broadband Internet providers in Norway, today announced that they have signed an agreement to offer managed antivirus services to all BlueCom’s broadband customers.
BlueCom is known for its high-quality Internet Services and automatic updates of the signature database, ease of use together with powerful antivirus application are the main benefits of the service to BlueCom’s customers. While BlueCom AS 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 BlueCom. The services are offered to all BlueCom Broadband Internet customers.
“As BlueCom’s customer base grows rapidly we want to offer our customers quality products for secure and reliable use of the Internet. By offering F-Secure’s Security as a Service F-Secure solution to our customers we are able to introduce a lot of additional value to our existing broadband customers and increase our ARPU. By using a fully customized solution BlueCom also shows to the customer that security is an important matter in our strategy”, says Harald Baardseth, Product Manager of BlueCom.
“Feedback from a growing broadband penetration in Norway confirms significant market demand for automated desktop security services. As information security is an essential part of today’s Internet world, it is important that the service providers consider the needs of the end users, and offer them an easy way to secure their Internet use. We are pleased to partner with BlueCom to offer industry leading up-to-date security solutions to their broadband customers,” says Kimmo Alkio, COO at F-Secure Corporation.
F-Secure’s security solutions as a subscription service are provided by the leading Telco operators and ISPs across Europe: Deutsche Telekom in Germany, Wanadoo in France, TeliaSonera in Sweden and Finland, Glocalnet in Sweden, Lietuvos Telekomas in Lithuania, Eesti Telefon in Estonia, Czech Telecom in Czech Republic and Elisa Oyj in Finland.
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.
About BlueCom AS
BlueCom is one of the leading Broadband ISP in Norway. The company provides a wide set of products and services to both corporate and residential customers in the Norwegian market. BlueCom values it’s customers above all and since the start in 1997 a rapid growth has been secured through satisfied customers and their “word of mouth”. The company’s core focus is to distribute xDSL broadband access, but typically complimentary products such as web hosting, domain registration and administration, security, IP-telephony and content are also important value drivers. The company’s headquarter is situated in Oslo, while its customer support division is situated in Sandefjord, Norway. BlueCom has a highly skilled nationwide network of sales representatives, resellers and distributors serving corporate customers such as Statoil, Siemens and Aker/Kvaerner, as well as hotel- and store chains with numerous subsidiaries all over the country. Bluecom demands high standards from their suppliers to be able to continuously deliver superior products and services to its customers. This is secured through partners such as Telia, Telenor, F-Secure, Global Crossing, Alcatel and Siemens.