MONTREAL, April 26, 2005 – Eicon Networks Corporation (“Eicon”), a global leader in providing reliable communication products for networked business applications, announced today that it has entered into a License Agreement with F-Secure Corporation, the leading provider in virus protection and intrusion prevention. Through this agreement, Eicon is able to bundle F-Secure’s “Linux Anti-Virus for Server and Gateway” and resell F-Secure’s “Anti-Virus Client Security” to complement the rapidly expanding Shiva VPN Gateway family.
F-Secure’s award-winning antivirus solutions will enable Eicon to ensure maximum protection on its Shiva VPN Gateways, which has recently seen three new additions to the family with the Shiva 500, 1100 and 4102 VPN Gateways.
The Shiva VPN Gateway and F-Secure solutions are renowned for being easy to use, deploy, manage and support whilst affording the highest levels of security and protection – this makes them ideal partners and will give customers better integrated products to protect both central sites and remote users against viruses, worms and hackers.
“We are very pleased to have formed this partnership with F-Secure. By adding industry leading layer 7 software to Eicon’s renowned Shiva range of Gateways we believe it gives our customers the best of both worlds; high quality, secure communications with state of the art virus protection. In particular this will enhance upcoming Shiva VPN Gateway products we plan to release in 2005,” said James Besley, Senior Vice-President – Worldwide Marketing, Sales & Support at Eicon. “With the Policy Manager for centralized management and automatic definition updating, F-Secure is consistently the fastest to provide end users protection against a new virus.”
“The Shiva brand pioneered VPN Gateway technology has long been synonymous with reliability,” stated Travis Witteveen, Vice President Americas, for F-Secure. “Now that the Shiva technology is owned by Eicon and is benefiting from their cutting edge development teams, having our world-leading products combined is a very exciting partnership for F-Secure and its customers.”
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. Its award-winning solutions include antivirus and desktop firewall with intrusion prevention, antispam and antispyware solutions. Its key strength is 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. With 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 http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/
About Eicon Networks Corporation
Eicon Networks has been designing, manufacturing and marketing leading brands of communications products since 1984. The company’s portfolio includes the Diva range of media processing products for voice, speech, conferencing, fax, and document handling applications, the Eiconcard range of transaction processing products, and the Shiva range of security products. Eicon distributes, markets and supports its products in more than 80 countries through a network of channel partners, telecommunication companies (telcos), internet service providers (ISPs), independent software vendors (ISVs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Information about Eicon Networks is available at www.eicon.com.
Eicon, Eicon Networks and Shiva are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Eicon Networks Corporation. F-Secure is either a trademark or registered trademark of F-Secure Corporation. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners. Eicon and F-Secure encourages all users of their products to procure all necessary intellectual property licenses required to implement their concepts or applications, which licenses may vary from country to country.