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F-Secure, Vodafone team up to protect Indian SMEs from malware threats

SAN JOSE, Calif. - July 16, 2013 – F-Secure has teamed up with Vodafone India, a leading telecommunications service provider, to bring F-Secure’s world-class Internet security services to small and medium sized Indian enterprises (SME). As part of this tie-up, Vodafone will offer F-Secure’s SME security solution as a value-added service for its business subscribers.

India is home to around 5 million SMEs, 2 million of whom are technology-ready. Like in many countries, India’s Internet-enabled SMEs are often susceptible to malware attacks and data breaches. Larger organizations tend to invest in security but smaller businesses often overlook robust enough security. That’s a mistake in today’s world, where cybercriminals look for the easiest targets.

Speaking about the partnership, Naveen Chopra, Director Vodafone Business Services said, “We, at Vodafone, have always endeavored to bring top-of-the-line products and services to our business subscribers. We are dedicated to helping businesses be more efficient and productive, and F-Secure’s security solutions will support us in continuing to do that.”

“Our partnership with Vodafone India heightens our visibility in the SME security market,” said Samu Konttinen, Executive Vice President, Customer and Market Operations at F-Secure. “At the same time our value-added services will help Vodafone India differentiate from competitors and increase subscriber satisfaction.”

Vodafone’s F-Secure offering, branded Vodafone PC Protection for Business, will provide comprehensive security for desktops, laptops, file servers and Microsoft Exchange servers. It consists of antivirus, antispyware, firewall, application control, proactive F-Secure DeepGuard™ protection, rootkit detection, browsing protection, spam filtering and phishing protection. Security information and settings can be managed through a web-based management portal.

The package also includes Software Updater, F-Secure’s popular patch management feature unveiled last year. Software Updater keeps business software up-to-date, plugging software holes and removing the threat of vulnerability exploits.

Vodafone India is one of over 200 operator partners around the globe which F-Secure supports with its market leading device-agnostic security and cloud solutions.

About Vodafone India

Vodafone Group is one of the world's largest mobile communications companies with over 408 million customers as on March 31, 2013. Vodafone currently has equity interests in over 30 countries across five continents and more than 40 partner networks worldwide. For more information, please visit www.vodafone.com


About F-Secure – Protecting the irreplaceable

While you concentrate on what is important to you, we make sure you are protected and safe online whether you are using a computer or a smartphone. We also backup and enable you to share your important files. Our services are available through over 200 operators around the world and trusted in millions of homes and businesses. Founded in 1988, F-Secure is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.

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