Major Cable Operator com hem Uses F-Secure’s Security Services To Offer Protection To Swedish Customers
F-Secure Corporation (HEX: FSC), and com hem AB, the leading Swedish cable TV operator, today announced that they have signed a partnership to offer managed desktop based security services to com hem’s Cable TV broadband Internet customers.
com hem delivers broadband and television to one third of all Swedish households. com hem has now added subscription based automated online security services to their service portfolio. The services are offered to com hem’s Broadband Internet customers and will be available at www.comhem.se.
“As penetration of broadband Internet grows, there is clear increasing demand for easy-to-implement and preconfigured security services. Fast automatic updates of the anti-virus data base together with powerful antivirus and firewall applications bring a lot of additional value to our existing access services. We are happy to cooperate with F-Secure because this security service helps us to differentiate our offering in today’s competitive business environment and we can offer our customers the best possible protection”, says Christer Eriksson, Manager of Broadband Services at com hem.
“F-Secure’s security as a service solution is a turnkey solution which 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 are pleased to partner with com hem to provide the needed security solutions to their customers,” says Kina Persell, Country Manager, F-Secure AB, Sweden.
F-Secure’s security solutionshave an increasing popularity as a subscription service among leading IPS’s and portals in Europe and the US. These include Charter Communications in the US, 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.
F-Secure Corporation protects individuals and businesses against computer viruses and other threats coming through the Internet or mobile networks. Our award-winning solutions include antivirus, desktop firewall with intrusion prevention and network encryption. Our key strength is the speed of response to new threats. For businesses our solutions feature centralized management. Founded in 1988, F-Secure has been listed on the Helsinki Exchanges since 1999. We have our headquarters in Helsinki, Finland, and offices in USA, France, Germany, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Japan. F-Secure is supported by a global ecosystem of value added resellers and distributors in over 50 countries. F-Secure protection is also available through major Internet Service Providers, such as Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom.
About com hem
com hem delivers broadband and television to one third of all Swedish households. Homes connected have access to a complete choice consisting of six different broadband services and the market’s largest variety of TV-channels. com hem also offers interactive services that enable landlords to implement solutions for security, communication and energy. Beginning in September 2004, com hem will roll-out telephony services to homes connected.