F-Secure And WRQ Announce Strategic Partnership, Global SSH Distribution Contract

F-Secure and WRQ Inc., have entered into a strategic partnership, where WRQ will become the global exclusive distributor of F-Secure’s SSH products. This exclusive agreement further enables F-Secure to focus on its core Anti-Virus and Intrusion Prevention business.

Established in 1981, WRQ develops software for accessing and integrating legacy applications. The company has over six million users worldwide, including four out of five Fortune 500 companies.

WRQ has offered an SSH Windows and web client product for several years and has a product portfolio strongly synergetic with F-Secure’s SSH product line. This agreement strengthens the sales channel and customer support for F-Secure’s SSH products as WRQ possesses an extensive reseller and distribution network covering major geographical business areas.

“Security remains the most critical issue that enterprises face today and WRQ has long been focused on providing secure access to host systems,” said Doug Walker, CEO and co-founder at WRQ. “Our partnership with F-Secure underscores our focus on this critical issue and positions us well for future revenue growth and technology innovation. Our immediate focus will be on ensuring a smooth transition for F-Secure SSH customers and channel partners, providing them with the outstanding support and collaboration we proudly offer all WRQ customers,” Walker continued.

WRQ takes over the sales of new license and maintenance agreements starting October 1st.

“Through this agreement we can focus on our key strength areas to further develop our approach to a broader concept of content security and intrusion prevention. WRQ has the perfect profile to sell the F-Secure SSH products and the ideal structure to provide high-quality technical support to the existing and future F-Secure SSH users. This agreement also guarantees that SSH solutions will continue to evolve and meet customer needs also in the future”, says Risto Siilasmaa, President and CEO of F-Secure Corporation.

About F-Secure Corporation

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, Italy, 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, France Telecom and Charter Communications.

About WRQ

WRQ builds software for accessing and integrating legacy applications. WRQ Reflection software provides a broad range of terminal-emulation and PC X-server solutions. WRQ Verastream integration server provides a single platform for reusing legacy logic and data in web applications, CRM applications, or portals. Our products help companies get the most from their hosts today as they advance their long-term IT strategy. Established in 1981, WRQ is one of the largest privately held software companies in the U.S. It has over six million users worldwide and the highest customer-support rating in the industry. Four out of five Fortune 500 companies rely on WRQ daily.

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