French Service Provider Numericable Offers Subscription-Based Antivirus And Firewall Services In Cooperation With F-Secure

F-Secure Corporation (HEX: FSC), and a French cable operator Numéricable today announced that they will cooperate to offer managed security services to Numéricable’s customers.

Numéricable, a full affiliate of the Canal + Group, is among the largest cable operators in France and offers a range of television and Internet services. The regional network of Numéricable represents an infrastructure that serves 221 local communities in total, consisting out of 25 large and middle-sized cities as well as communities in the west and southeast part of Paris. Currently Numéricable offers its services to 100,000 Internet customers. The company is rapidly expanding its Internet broadband customer base by offering multiple access speed tiers, WiFi connections and bundled services, including television over IP.

Numéricable will offer one solid security package to their customers composed out of Anti-Virus and Firewall. The security package allows Numéricable’s consumers to protect their computer to the maximum against malicious codes and hacker intrusions.

“In order to ensure a differentiated, consistently positive subscriber experience, Numéricable sought to offer a full and efficient access security solution. After defining a high quality security feature set and evaluating several vendors, Numéricable chose F-Secure’s offerings due to its product efficiency, speed of detection and simplicity for end-users” says Jean Christophe de Launay, Marketing Director of Numéricable.

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 Numéricable to offer industry leading security solutions to their customers,” says Alexandre Durante, Channel Manager at F-Secure France.

F-Secure’s security solutions have an increasing popularity as a subscription service among leading ISP’s and portals in Europe and the US. Partners 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 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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