Belgium’s Largest Cable Operator Telenet Selects F-Secure to Offer Hosted Security Services

Helsinki, Finland – March 22nd, 2005. F-Secure Corporation (HEX: FSC), and Telenet today announced a partnership to offer managed desktop based security services to Telenet’s Internet customers.

Telenet is the largest cable operator in Belgium offering Internet, telephony and television services primarily in the Flemish region of Belgium towards individuals, households, companies and governmental institutions.

Together with F-Secure, Telenet will offer their customer base a solid security package consisting of advanced Anti Virus, Firewall, Spam Control and Parental Control. This ‘advanced security’ package comes on top of the free Anti Spam and Anti Virus offer that Telenet already provides for its customers.

“We chose F-Secure because they have acquired a good reputation among European service providers, they met our localisation needs and their product performed well in our tests. F-Secure offers a complete and flexible security package with different levels of protection that adapts to the needs of the end-user,” says Paul Van Cotthem, Senior Vice President Marketing & Sales at Telenet.

“With Belgium having one of the highest broadband penetration rates in Europe, a large amount of its Internet users are vulnerable to today’s online threats and dangers. Together with Telenet, Belgium’s largest Internet cable provider, F-Secure brings a full security package including combined Anti-Virus, Firewall, Spam and Parental Control to the Belgian market,” says Kalle Korpi, Director, Service Provider Solutions at F-Secure Corporation, adding: “As today’s Internet dangers are constantly changing, running antivirus software is not enough. For this reason, we want to give the end-user a full and easy-to-use security suite for Internet usage. We believe that this offering will contribute to an increase in Telenet’s Internet service competitiveness.”

F-Secure’s security solutions are increasing in popularity as a subscription service among leading ISP’s and portals in Europe and the US. Customers 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 Telenet

Telenet is the largest provider of broadband cable services in Belgium. Its business comprises of the provision of cable television, high speed Internet and telephony services, primarily to residential customers in Flanders. In addition, Telenet offers services to business customers all across Belgium and in Luxembourg under its brand name, Telenet Solutions. Telenet offers its residential services through a combination of its cable network, which reaches some 1.7 million homes in Flanders and through long term usage rights on cable networks which extend it to a further 0.7 million homes in Flanders. All the networks through which Telenet offers residential services in Flanders have been upgraded to a two way digital HFC (hybrid fiber coaxial) standard and Telenet has direct relationships with all of its Internet and telephony customers. Telenet offers voice, data and Internet services to its business customers through its state of the art optic fiber backbone, which covers all Belgium and Luxembourg.

About F-Secure Corporation

F-Secure Corporation is the fastest growing publicly listed company globally in the antivirus and intrusion prevention industry with more than 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 is available at the F-Secure Antivirus Research Team weblog at

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