F-Secure's Protection Service for Business Gets On Board with Parallels
SAN JOSE, Calif. – May 6, 2013 – F-Secure is partnering with Parallels to make its world-class business security easily available to over 9,000 Internet service providers reaching over 10 million small and medium size business (SMB) customers. F-Secure’s flagship SMB security service, Protection Service for Business (PSB), has received the Gold Certificate from Parallels for Parallels Automation integration.
SMBs, which F-Secure has already been serving with PSB through its network of service providers, are steadily adopting cloud services to increase productivity and cost efficiency. Through the partnership with Parallels, PSB, with its best-of-breed protection for both PC and mobile, will be easily available to any Parallels partner via PSB Application Packaging Standard (APS).
As the global leader in providing security as a service through operators, with more than 200 operator partners worldwide, F-Secure’s operator-focused expertise is perfectly suited to serve the Parallels ecosystem.
“We expect this cooperation with Parallels to flourish,” said Arto Halonen, Director, Business Development at F-Secure. “F-Secure knows how to help operators drive sales and we support them every step of the way. Parallels shares our commitment to helping both operators and end business customers succeed.”
“Parallels’ mission is to help service providers profit from the cloud from our software, ecosystem, and expertise,” said John Zanni, VP of Marketing and Alliances for Parallels. “By leveraging APS, F-Secure’s PSB solution can now be easily offered and bundled by our service provider partners. Ultimately, this enables SMB end-customers to benefit from value added IT solutions previously reserved for only large enterprises.”
Part of an award-winning strategy
F-Secure’s integration of PSB with APS is directly in line with its award-winning corporate strategy, which was recognized by Forrester Research early this year as being number one among corporate security vendors. F-Secure’s strategy was acclaimed for its move from software towards managed IT services via service partners, a subscription-based model that helps partners build customer loyalty and offers businesses 24/7 coverage, improved protection, greater competency, and cost efficiency.
Protection Service for Business is complete security for SMBs. Providing powerful real-time protection for PCs, servers and mobile devices, it makes sure a business runs smoothly and is constantly protected against online threats with the full armor of F-Secure's advanced features and functionalities. Included is Software Updater, a proactive patch management feature that provides software updates and version upgrades for an organization’s applications. PSB also includes a management portal through which a business’ security status can be managed and monitored.
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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.