Canadian ISP to Offer Anti-Virus and Security Services to its High-Speed Internet Users Under “Shaw Secure” Brand
F-Secure® Corporation (HEX: FSC), a leading provider of antivirus and security software, announced today that it has been selected by Shaw Communications, Inc. (NYSE: SJR) to provide Shaw’s High-Speed Internet Service customers with fully managed antivirus, firewall, parental control, spam control, pop-up blocker and antispyware services that can be purchased as a monthly service subscription.
Shaw is currently delivering its new security services, powered by F-Secure, under the ‘Shaw Secure’ brand. Customers will pay $4.95 per month for up to three PC’s for Shaw Secure services after a six-month free subscription.
“We chose F-Secure’s hosted security services for its value, quality of product delivery, and ability to update the software automatically for our customers,” said Peter Bissonnette, President of Communications. “We can give our customers peace of mind knowing that they are protected both now and in the future. And with more and more families having multiple computers in their homes, and one subscription to Shaw Secure is all they need,” he said.
“While most people know that computer security is important, people often don’t have the time or the skills to update and manage the software on their own,” said Curtis Cresta, Vice President of North American Sales for F-Secure. “Services like Shaw Secure, which is hosted and managed by F-Secure in the background, give people literally hourly security updates and automatic software upgrades, so they can focus on their computer enjoyment and leave the security worries to us.”
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 and Switzerland, have chosen F-Secure as their security partner. Overall, 41 service provider partnerships have been announced and 17 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 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, 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 and France Telecom.
About Shaw Communications
Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified Canadian communications company whose core business is providing broadband cable television, Internet and satellite direct-to-home (“DTH”;) services to approximately 3.0 million customers. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges. (Symbol: TSX-SJR.NV.B, NYSE-SJR).