F-Secure Anti-Virus Receives Virus Bulletin 100% Award Again

F-Secure Corporation today announced that F-Secure Anti-Virus 5.43 has been awarded the prestigious VB 100% award in the February 2005 edition of the Virus Bulletin. In the first place there were technical testing problems at Virus Bulletin, which were corrected as a result of co-operation between Virus Bulletin and F-Secure and after that F-Secure Anti-Virus detected all the viruses used in the test. VB tests the market leading antivirus products’ detection rate running on different operating systems typically four times in a year. The February 2005 testing was completed on the Microsoft Windows NT operating system. Virus Bulletin tested 28 different anti-virus products for their detection rates and performance against in-the-wild viruses. Once again F-Secure Anti-Virus was able to detect all the viruses used in the test set and outperformed several other antivirus products. F-Secure Anti-Virus products have long and proven track record of receiving VB100% awards on different platforms. “Reliable and effective antivirus solution remains as one of the most important components of total security solutions for computers and networks,” said Pirkka Palom?¤ki, Vice President of F-Secure Research and Development. “As more complex and fast spreading security threats appear more often, we are very pleased to be awarded once again with the well known VB100% award. This recognition shows that with F-Secure solution customers can be sure that they are protected regardless of place and time.” About the Virus Bulletin 100% award The VB100% logo is awarded to antivirus products that has the best detection rate of in-the-wild viruses, as tracked by the WildList Organization. In-the-wild list includes only viruses that are currently spreading among computer users. Since most of the viruses are only seen in antivirus labs, detection rate against in-the-wild viruses differentiates most reliable antivirus products from the rest. Virus Bulletin test results: http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/archives/products.xml?fsecure.xml About F-Secure Corporation F-Secure Corporation is the fastest growing company globally in the antivirus and intrusion prevention industry with more than 50% revenue growth in the first nine months of 2004. F-Secure services and software protect 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, antispam and antispyware solutions. Our key strength is our proven speed of response to new threats. For businesses our solutions feature a centrally managed and well integrated suite of solutions for workstations and servers alike. Focused partners offer security as a service for those companies that do not wish to build security expertise in-house. 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 service partners, value added resellers and distributors in over 50 countries. F-Secure protection is also available through mobile handset manufacturers such as Nokia and as a service through major Internet Service Providers, such as Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom and Charter Communications. The latest real-time virus threat scenario news are available at the F-Secure Antivirus Research Team weblog at http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/

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