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F-Secure Is The First Security Vendor to Offer Its Complete Business Portfolio as a Service

SAN JOSE, Calif. – October 5, 2011 – F-Secure today announced that it now offers corporate customers its complete business portfolio as a service, a security management model where companies can outsource their IT security and concentrate on their core business. F-Secure is a pioneer of the Security-as-a-Service business model, and offering its complete business portfolio as a service through its global network of resellers makes it easy for any business to be more secure.

Maria Nordgren, Vice President, Channel Business at F-Secure, said, “As a pioneer of the cloud-based Security-as-a-Service model, it is very satisfying to reach the strategic goal of offering our whole business security portfolio as a service. There’s no doubt that Security-as-a-Service saves companies both time and money. We now see more companies preferring the convenience of the service model.”

F-Secure’s services are trusted by more than 200 international operators and millions of customers around the world. (For the full list of F-Secure partners, please visit http://www.f-secure.com/en/web/operators_us/successes/current-partners. Security-as-a-Service is now also available through trained and certified F-Secure resellers all around the world.

Benefits of Security as a Service

By buying Security-as-a-Service from a certified F-Secure reseller, a company can focus fully on its business and leave the security issues to the experts. Security-as-a-Service does not require any hardware investments, maintenance or manual upgrades by the company. F-Secure’s licensing policy is the most flexible in the industry. The service can be purchased by monthly or yearly invoicing. The flexible monthly pay-as-you-go system offers easy scalability to meet companies’ changing requirements.

Most importantly, Security-as-a-Service means peace of mind. Companies can be certain that their IT security is always up-to-date, managed by a trusted partner and powered by F-Secure’s industry-leading technology. According to independent tests carried out by AV-Comparatives,* F-Secure has the best Internet security product in the world.

As a next step, F-Secure will add more services under one management console hosted by F-Secure. This will enable resellers to manage multiple devices with a variety of new services to be included in their service portfolio.

Maria Nordgren said, “F-Secure partners will benefit greatly from the new multi-device management and new managed services. F-Secure is committed to continuous improvement and delivering easy to use business tools for resellers. The first new services will be introduced in early 2012.”

Personal Service from Resellers

F-Secure offers the best tools for resellers to provide personal service to their end customers. Resellers can choose the products they want to use to provide F-Secure’s services, which are localized in up to 27 languages. New additions to the security portfolio are automatically made available. F-Secure also helps customers locate the nearest reseller offering security as a service.

All F-Secure business products are available as services or products. The portfolio covers security for desktops and laptops, mobile devices, servers, email and web filtering solutions. It provides multi-device security management and includes automated security and software updates. Thanks to flexible subscription management and usage-based billing, the services can be expanded easily as a company grows.

* F-Secure Internet Security 2011 was selected as Product of the Year by AV-Comparatives, an independent testing organization, in December 2010.

For more information about the new business portfolio, visit
http://www.f-secure.com/en/web/business_us

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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Media contact:

Jennifer Kutz
LEWIS PR for F-Secure
415-992-4400
fsecureus@lewispr.com