F-Secure Mobile Anti-Virus to support new Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system

F-Secure today announces a mobile product line extension to its F-Secure Mobile Anti-Virus family, which now provides support for the new Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system. This release represents a platform extension to the already existing F-Secure Mobile Anti-Virus for Windows Mobile 2003 version.

Speaking about the new development, Antti Vihavainen, Vice President, Mobile Security at F-Secure said: “This is a logical next step for our mobile antivirus product development and recognition of the great significance of Microsoft as a player in the mobile phone market. Windows Mobile is an advanced open operating system and it is likely that it will become a target of virus writers in the future as its popularity grows.”

With the announcement of this release, F-Secure can now offer support for all Windows Mobile platforms, both 2003 and 5.0, both Pocket PC and Smartphone. Examples of Pocket PC devices using Windows Mobile 5.0 are QTek9000, QTek9100 and MDA Pro. Examples of Smartphone devices using Windows Mobile 5.0 are QTek8300 and QTek8310.

F-Secure Mobile Anti-Virus 2.1 for Windows Mobile has an extended language support (English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Swedish). It also supports square-screen devices such as HP iPAQ 6515.

F-Secure Mobile Anti-Virus provides real-time, on-device protection against harmful content with automatic over-the-air antivirus updates. It is the world’s first and most widely available mobile operator antivirus service.

For a 30-day trial client go to: http://mobile.f-secure.com/downloads.html

About F-Secure Corporation

F-Secure Corporation protects consumers and businesses against computer viruses and other threats from the Internet and mobile networks. We want to be the most reliable provider of security services in the market. One way to demonstrate this is the speed of our response. According to independent studies in 2004 and 2005 our response time to new threats is significantly faster than our major competitors. Our award-winning solutions are available for workstations, gateways, servers and mobile phones. They include antivirus and desktop firewall with intrusion prevention, antispam and antispyware solutions, as well as network control solutions for Internet Service Providers. Founded in 1988, F-Secure has been listed on the Helsinki Exchanges since 1999, and has been consistently growing faster than all its publicly listed competitors. F-Secure headquarters are in Helsinki, Finland, and we have regional offices around the world. F-Secure protection is also available as a service through major ISPs, such as FranceTelecom, TeliaSonera, PCCW and Charter Communications. F-Secure is the global market leader in mobile phone protection provided through mobile operators, such as T-Mobile and Swisscom and mobile handset manufacturers such as Nokia. The latest real-time virus threat scenario news are available at the F-Secure Data Security Lab weblog at http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/

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