TeliaSonera Expands F-Secure’s Security as a Service Concept Also to Small and Medium Businesses

In addition to offering anti-virus and firewall services to home users, TeliaSonera now offers the workstation-based services also to small and medium businesses. The service is based on F-Secure’s Security as a Service concept, which includes automatic data security updates directly from F-Secure’s server.

Sonera Desktop Security, which is the name of the service, is especially suited for small and medium businesses that do not currently run any anti-virus or firewall programs. The new security service contains a workstation-based software that effectively helps to prevent all attempted virus and hacking attacks.

Sonera Desktop Security also enables different client based security rules to be defined for adjusting the network traffic between the Internet and the workstation. The service includes pre-configured virus and firewall rules, which help when first taking the service into use. Both the software as well as the manual are in Finnish.

“The importance of antivirus and firewall solutions is growing due to new very fast worms, trojan horses and other malicious viruses. Protection should be extended to cover workstations, servers and corporate networks. Together with F-Secure we can cost-efficiently offer the most efficient security solutions to our enterprise customers’ workstations,” says Pasi Tolonen, Director, TeliaSonera Finland Oyj.

“We are very happy to extend our cooperation to offer data security solutions also to TeliaSonera’s enterprise customers. Internet Service Providers need to be able to respond to the changing environmental needs and to take the responsibility to offer easy-to-use solutions to safe use of the Internet. TeliaSonera has successfully offered F-Secure’s security products through Security as a Service concept to consumers already for years and we are constantly developing our services”, says Kimmo Alkio, COO of F-Secure Corporation.

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 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 France, 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 licencing and distribution agreements, the company’s security applications are available for the products of the leading handheld equipment manufacturers, such as Nokia.

TeliaSonera Finland Oyj, the Finnish profit centre of TeliaSonera, offers products and services under the Sonera brand.

TeliaSonera is the leading telecommunications company in the Nordic and Baltic regions. At the end of September 2003 TeliaSonera had 11,558.000 mobile customers and 8,025,000 fixed customers and 1,555,000 internet customers in its home markets. Outside the home markets TeliaSonera has extensive interests in the growth markets in Russia, Turkey and Eurasia. TeliaSonera is listed on the Stockholm Exchange, the Helsinki Exchanges and the Nasdaq Stock Market in the USA. Pro forma net sales January-September 2003 amounted to SEK 60,7 billion (EUR 6.8 billion). The number of employees was 26,216.

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