F-Secure Partners with Swiss cable Operator Cablecom

Cablecom is the largest provider of cable communication services in Switzerland and was the first Swiss company to offer broadband Internet. Cablecom provides 250,000 Internet subscribers with broadband connectivity and partners with F-Secure to offer their customers first-class protection against a wide range of potential Internet dangers. In contrast to dial-up users, broadband Internet users are always online and are therefore also more vulnerable to outside attacks.

Digital communication threats caused by new Internet malware are constantly increasing. Already today, over 100,000 viruses exist and more than ten new viruses are discovered daily. Additionally, online users who use broadband connections face acute dangers of being victims of hacker attacks. Many Internet users are still unaware that viruses do not spread via e-mail only. While connected online, threats like viruses and worms originating from a wide range of sources including Internet surfing can also infect the user’s computer.

“F-Secure is a competent partner for the delivery of Internet security services such as antivirus, firewall and antispyware. In the future, we will plan several joint projects in the range of broadband security. With F-Secure, we found a partner whose Internet security software has been internationally distinguished for several times. This permits us to support our customers in a competent way to achieve a safe Internet experience”, says Rainer Staub, Head Product Management Internet, Cablecom GmbH.

More and more service providers are gradually acknowledging the benefits of partnering with F-Secure. F-Secure is constantly entering new territories successfully, while reinforcing the position in the existing markets at the same time. During the last six months service providers in 6 new countries, including Canada, Turkey, USA, Greece, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, have chosen F-Secure as their security partner. Overall, 40 service provider partnerships have been announced and 16 of those during the last six months. This makes F-Secure the fastest growing company in the world in offering security services through service providers.

F-Secure’s strategic business concept of offering cutting-edge security solutions through outsourced services to Internet users is gaining in popularity. For the future, F-Secure envisages increasing opportunities for those service providers wishing to expand their end user service offering with cutting-edge security solutions. F-Secure is partnering with Charter Communications and Insight Communications in the US, Deutsche Telekom in Germany, France Telecom, TeliaSonera in Sweden and Finland, com hem and Glocalnet in Sweden, Elion Enterprices in Estonia, TDC Cable TV in Denmark, BlueCom in Norway, Czech Telecom in Czech Republic and Elisa Oyj in Finland.

About Cablecom GmbH.

Cablecom is with approximately. 1,5 million households and approximately 1500 employees the prominent cable operator in Switzerland. As a multi service provider Cablecom offers solutions within the range of analogue and digital cable TV and radio, broadband Internet, telephony and business applications.

About F-Secure Corporation

F-Secure Corporation is the fastest growing company globally in the antivirus and intrusion prevention industry with more than 50% growth revenues in 2004. F-Secure 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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