Finnet Selects F-Secure to Offer Hosted Security Services

Helsinki, Finland – October 13th, 2004. F-Secure Corporation (HEX: FSC), and Finnet Ltd today announced that they have signed a partnership to offer managed desktop based security services to Finnet’s Internet customers.

Finnet is a telecommunications group that offers its clients a full range of local and national voice, data and digital television services. In 2003, the group made a total turnover of 978 million Euros and it employs about 4600 people. Finnet’s advanced Internet services are marketed under the DNA brand. Finnet has a current market share of approximately 20 % and it is growing strongly especially in the Helsinki, Turku, Tampere and Jyvaskyla regions.

Finnet will offer their customers a powerful security solution, which includes an Anti-Virus software with automatic updates, as well as an easy-to-use personal Firewall product that protects the customer’s system against break-in attempts when connected to the Internet. The subscription to this automated service makes it very easy for the customer to stay protected as there is no need to buy any licenses or worry about renewals or updates.

“By partnering with F-Secure, we are able to offer our broadband customers an improved security service product” says Tuomo Kolehmainen, Head of Product Management at Finnet. “As Internet threats have become more widespread, we opted to extend our security offering. We are happy to do this with a company which is known for its ability to respons to new threats and is able to offer our customers with the best possible security product.”

“It is important that the service providers respond to today’s needs and take responsibility by providing users with easy-to-use, secure Internet solutions. As today’s virus attacks combine multiple threats, such as hacking tools, traditional antivirus is not enough. The only way to protect computers against these attacks is to have an always-on and frequently up-dated virus protection combined with a personal firewall. We are pleased to partner with Finnet to offer industry leading security solutions to their customers,” says Bj?¶rn Werling, Sales Manager at F-Secure Corporation.

F-Secure’s security solutions have an increasing popularity as a subscription service among leading ISP’s and portals in Europe and the US. Customers include Charter Communications in the US, Deutsche Telekom and WEB.DE in Germany, Wanadoo in France, TeliaSonera in Sweden and Finland, Glocalnet and com hem in Sweden, Elion Enterprises in Estonia, TDC Cable TV in Denmark, BlueCom in Norway, Czech Telecom in Czech Republic and Elisa Oyj in Finland.

About F-Secure

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 and desktop firewall with intrusion prevention. 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.

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