F-Secure expands Asian business and launches first major Internet Service Provider relationship

F-Secure, a leading provider of data security solutions, today announced a Chinese version of Security as A Service(tm), a new security solution for ISPs, with enhanced protection through a sophisticated quick-response antivirus and antispyware capability.

This comes at the time when F-Secure expands its business in Asian market with the establishment of an office in Singapore. F-Secure has been serving Asian customers from the Japanese office for several years already.

“In developing greater protection for customers, our powerful Data Security Research Team of globally recognized experts has demonstrated a very high detection and cure capability. On average, our virus and spyware definition databases are updated twice daily, providing internet service providers with a complete and prompt protection against any new threats,” said Jari Heinonen, Regional Director for F-Secure in Asia.

“F-Secure’s ISP business has grown 87% from 2Q04 to 2Q05. We believe our rapid growth is in part due to our localized approach. We are pleased to have a Chinese version of Security as A Service(tm) solution for ISPs, which will be available by middle of the fourth quarter,” added Heinonen.

Security as A Service(tm) has been deployed under Hong Kong’s largest ISP Netvigator’s “PC Guard” service. It provides real-time and automatic virus definition updates through the internet and offers software upgrades in a user-friendly package.

Janice Lee, PCCW’s Director of Broadband Services Marketing said, “Being a leading ISP, Netvigator always aims to provide a secured Internet experience to our customers. We introduced PC Guard, with its anti-virus and anti-spyware solution backed by F-Secure to provide customers with a safeguard against any possible Internet hazards, and allow them to be worry-free when using Netvigator’s service.”

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 of antivirus revenues 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/

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