Zurich/Munich, June 29, 2004 – Telephoenix launches virus protection as an e-service for consumer and corporate customers. As the first Internet Service Provider (ISP) in Switzerland, Telephoenix will provide a downloadable anti-virus solution as a subscription service. ‘Safenet Anti Virus’, for which F-Secure is providing the antivirus technology and up-date service, can be comfortably downloaded from www.telephoenix.ch. As ‘Safenet Anti Virus’ will only be distributed online, it can be offered at an attractive price. Users will be charged only for the service they have subscribed to.
The threat to digital communications through rapidly multiplying viruses and worms is steadily increasing. The viruses not only spread out via e-mails, but they also use security gaps in the software to gain access to local PCs. Under the slogan “the safe way to the Internet” Telephoenix AG offers customers since 2004 an all round care-free package for their system and data security.
Telephoenix provides customers with a secure dial-in platform which is protected by a firewall against data theft and hackers. With the new ‘Safenet Anti Virus’ service, Telephoenix is expanding its portfolio for consumer and corporate customers by a professional virus protection software for local PCs. After the download daily anti-virus updates and software updates for acute virus threats are automatically installed via the Internet. ‘Safenet Anti Virus’ is based on the proven F-Secure Antivirus software, which has been internationally recognized for its superior virus recognition technology, proven speed of response to new threats and user friendliness.
“Virus protection and computer security is a basic prerequisite for every PC due to their continuously increasing importance. In F-Secure we have found a cooperation partner whose security products have been utilized worldwide by more than 20 ISPs, including Deutsche Telekom, Germany and Wanadoo, France,” Urs Loeliger, Telephoenix AG partner comments. “We believe that the new Safenet Anti Virus solution together with the new Windows XP from Microsoft will offer the best possible protection from threats from the Internet.” Safenet Anti Virus supports Windows XP, 2000, NT and 95/98.
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.