F-Secure Corporation today announced the appointment of Pekka Kuusela as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, effective March 1st, 2005. Kuusela has held senior sales and marketing positions at Nokia between 1992 and 2003. His responsibilities included the sales, distribution and marketing activities for the global expansion of the Nokia Home Communications unit.
F-Secure also announced that Kimmo Alkio, Chief Operating Officer of the company, will join Nokia Corporation as Vice President of Systems Integration, Networks. The change will be effective as of April 1st, 2005. Alkio has been with F-Secure since 2000, first as CEO of F-Secure On-Line Solutions and in his current position since June 2001. During his tenure the company has achieved a significant financial turnaround and is currently the fastest growing publicly listed company in the industry.
About F-Secure Corporation
F-Secure Corporation is the fastest growing publicly listed company globally in the antivirus and intrusion prevention industry with a 50% revenue growth in 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/