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F-Secure Wins "Best Protection 2013" Award from AV-TEST

The award is confirmation of F-Secure’s leading position in security software.

Helsinki, Finland – February 10, 2014: F-Secure has won the Best Protection award for 2013 from the AV-TEST Institute for corporate endpoint protection. It’s the result of F-Secure Client Security’s top performance in tests throughout the year. AV-TEST’s Best Protection award is presented to the best product of the year in terms of protection against malware infections caused by current threats such as zero day attacks from malicious websites and e-mails.

“Only the best security products are able to receive an AV-TEST award,” said Andreas Marx, CEO of AV-TEST. “We want to congratulate the entire F-Secure team for receiving the AV-TEST Best Protection Award 2013.”

“This recognition is confirmation once again of F-Secure’s leading position in the security industry,” says Pekka Usva, Vice President, Corporate Security at F-Secure. “Whether for home or corporate user, regardless of the device our products repeatedly receive top marks in independent tests. This award re-affirms to consumers and businesses alike that F-Secure provides the best protection against modern threats.”

F-Secure Client Security provides corporate computers integrated antivirus, firewall, antispyware, rootkit scanning, and browsing protection. But it’s F-Secure’s advanced DeepGuard engine that really clinches the Best Protection title, enabling F-Secure’s products to detect brand new, previously unseen malware and even zero day exploits.

Prevention of exploits, so named because they exploit vulnerabilities in software installed on the machine, is especially important on the corporate front. Employees are often targeted by cybercriminals attempting to gain access to the corporate network. Criminals craft targeted emails that will be likely to be opened, but contain malicious software. Another method of attack is the so-called “watering hole,” where exploits are planted into normally trustworthy websites that corporate users often visit.

Client Security protects corporate desktops and laptops from malicious content and prevents browser or plug-in exploitation. Integrating the latest detection technologies with state-of-the-art protection and automatic real-time defense, it uses low memory resources, scans quickly and overall has minimal impact on the system. In addition, the Premium version includes Software Updater, which ensures that operating systems and third-party applications are up to date.

F-Secure Client Security is available through thousands of partners worldwide.

More information:
F-Secure Corporate Awards
F-Secure Client Security

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About the AV-TEST Institute
AV-TEST GmbH is an independent supplier of services in the fields of IT Security and Antivirus Research, focusing on the detection and analysis of the latest malicious software and its use in comprehensive comparative testing of security products.

For more information, please contact
F-Secure media relations
Ulla Toivanen
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