F-Secure Expands Business in Slovenian Data Security Market

F-Secure Corporation (HEX: FSC), and Medinet d.o.o., one of the leading Internet service providers in Slovenia, today announced that they have started to offer automated managed security services to Medinet’s Internet customers. F-Secure is well known security provider in Slovenia. F-Secure has offered its antivirus solutions in Slovenian market already more than 10 years.

Medinet is a privately held company that started offering communication services and Internet access in 1995 under the brand Amis. Medinet has massively invested in expertise of its people and in the latest technology. As a result, “in 2003 Medinet ranks 8 among the fastest growing technology companies in Central Europe”, according to Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, a world known financial association.

“Our mission is to offer complete and reliable communication services to our customers. Individual customers as well as small businesses often lack expertise or time to manage their computer security issues. By offering managed security services we will help our customers to defend against the ever-growing threat of computer viruses. The subscription based model will enable us to offer dependable security at an affordable price”, says Blaz Zupan, CTO of Medinet.

Exponential growth of Internet security threats, like new viruses, worms and Trojans as well as external attacks, has dramatically increased the interest in easy-to-use and automatic security solutions. Especially home users and small offices need security, but do not have the time, know-how or the resources to keep their systems up to date and protected. They need automated security that is offered as a service. F-Secure Personal Express, a turnkey solution, provides automated security services that can be combined with the operator’s existing service portfolio. The built-in customization and branding support allows the service providers to bring the services into the market under their own brands.

“We have been following closely the development in eastern European countries and partly due to the development of the broadband access service penetration, there has been an strong demand from the residential customers towards security solutions. Medinet is a very active player in the Slovenian market introducing new services in the early stages. F-Secure is pleased to have Medinet as a partner and we are looking forward to further develop the security services together with Medinet”, 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, Elion Enterprices in Estonia, TDC Cable TV in Denmark, BlueCom in Norway, 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 Medinet
Medinet is the leading privately held communication provider in Slovenia. Medinet is offering internet access in Slovenia since 1995 and IP telephony since 2001. In a few years Medinet has developed in a complete communication provider offering dial-up, broadband, security and telephony services. The company has managed to achieve an outstanding growth of 1061% in the last 5 years and has spread its business to other countries in region.

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