Top-10 Cable Operator Offers Customers Add-On PC Protection Based on F-Secure’s Hosted Security Software

F-Secure(R) Corporation (HEX:FSC), a worldwide leader in antivirus and intrusion prevention, announced today that Insight Communications Company (Nasdaq:ICCI), one of the top-10 cable providers in the U.S., has selected and deployed F-Secure’s Personal Express hosted security software and services.

Insight entered into a partnership with F-Secure, by which the two companies have created a co-branded web-shop at the Insight Communications website where their broadband Internet customers can purchase anti-virus and intrusion prevention software and update services from F-Secure. The security solutions are available to Insight customers now.

“We were looking for an easy way to let our broadband customers add features like anti-virus, spam control, parental control and firewall functionality,” said Bryan Smith, Vice President of broadband and telephone service at Insight Communications. “We chose F-Secure’s hosted service because we were able to have the eStore and co-branded software set up and ready to offer to our customers in just three weeks. F-Secure also maintains and upgrades the security software for our customers once they’ve installed it, so they don’t need to worry ever again about being protected from the latest virus attacks or spam schemes backed by their award-winning antivirus lab.” With the addition of Insight Communications, F-Secure now hosts security software for 26 ISPs around the world.

“We’re helping to make email and the Internet safer by giving everybody easy access to the software and services they need to protect themselves from viruses, spam and inappropriate content,” said Travis Witteveen, Vice President of U.S. operations for F-Secure. “We make it really easy. Small businesses and consumers don’t always have the time or expertise to manage and update their own computer security software, so we do it for them.”

About Insight Communications

Founded in 1985, Insight Communications (Nasdaq:ICCI) is the 9th largest cable operator in the United States, serving approximately 1.3 million customers in the four contiguous states of Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. Insight specializes in offering bundled, state-of-the-art services in mid-sized communities, delivering basic and digital video, high-speed Internet and voice telephony in selected markets to its customers.

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 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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