Tesco Internet Access Chooses F-Secure for Subscriber Anti-Virus and Internet Security Solutions

Leading UK ISP, Tesco Internet Access, has teamed up with award-winning
anti-virus and Internet security software specialist F-Secure to offer a
comprehensive security solution for their Internet service subscribers,
stopping viruses, spam and hacking, and giving parental control to protect
children from unsuitable web sites.

Tesco Internet Access is licensing F-Secure’s award-winning Internet Security 2005 product, as part of its Internet portfolio. Andy Dewhurst, chief executive of Tesco Telecoms said, “Our customers want to be able to use the internet safely and want to be able to protect their families. By providing a low cost, easy to use internet security package with first class support, we are providing peace of mind and great value for our customers. Working with F-secure means we can give our customers confidence that they will be protected online.”

The F-Secure solution provides customers not only with award-winning and fully managed antivirus, firewall and parental control, but also the reassurance and peace of mind that their PC, their children and their personal details are protected.

Risto Siilasmaa, President and CEO of F-Secure Corporation said: “We are delighted to be working with Tesco Internet Access – a leading and very successful ISP. Home PC users face a bewildering array of Internet threats, and want to protect all members of the family. The F-Secure and Tesco Internet Access security solution contains all the tools needed to fully protect a user’s PC and data in a single, easy-to-manage solution that adds real value for subscribers.

F-Secure is looking forward to a continued partnership with Tesco internet access.

F-Secure is the European market leader in delivering security solutions to Internet users through ISPs and currently protects over 20 million subscribers worldwide with its multiple award-winning solutions.

The Tesco Internet Access package features automatic daily security updates and automatic software upgrades to ensure users are fully protected against new and emerging security risks. Its anti-spam feature not only filters unsolicited email but also prevents phishing – the attempt to capture personal information such as banking or credit card details from PCs.

The package is currently available to new and existing Internet subscribers, who can install the security software from CD.

About Tesco Internet Access Tesco Internet Access lets people surf the Internet for less. It provides low cost Internet access, five email addresses, web mail and web space for creating personal websites. Tesco Internet Access is cheaper than all the main Internet access providers and provides a comprehensive internet security package, including anti-virus, anti-spam and parental controls software, for just £6 a year.

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. F-Secure is supported by global 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/

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