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Helsinki, Finland – May 5, 2022: Cyber security provider F-Secure and retailer COURTS Malaysia have announced a partnership that will bring F-Secure TOTAL to Malaysia. The award-winning security solution is now available in 46 COURTS stores nationwide.
“Increased worries about online threats have led to consumers appreciating the value of security products, such as browsing protection, protection from unauthorized access and banking protection. We are delighted to help COURTS Malaysia offer F-Secure TOTAL which has been designed to be the answer to all security, privacy and identity needs of individuals and families on multiple devices,” said Paul Palmer, Vice President of F-Secure’s Service Provider business.
The Malaysia Computer Emergency Response Team reported over 10,000 yearly cyber security incidents from 2019 to 2021. In 2021, fraud incidents topped the list at 7098 cases, with intrusions ranking second with 1569 cases, followed by 648 cases of malicious code in Malaysia.*
The accelerated pace of digitalization combined with the proliferation of cyber threats make simple-to-use protection a priority for consumers, according to Harry Higashiura, CEO of COURTS Malaysia
“A satisfying customer experience is always our top priority. That’s why we partnered with F-Secure. F-Secure TOTAL has been launched with the product name of Protect 360 in giving our customers holistic security solutions when they shop with us,” Higashiura said.
F-Secure TOTAL is an all-in-one app that includes protection against malware and viruses. It includes safe browsing, banking protection, privacy protection, WiFi security, digital parenting, identity monitoring, and a password manager. Users can also set healthy boundaries for their children and protect their entire family with a single product. F-Secure TOTAL users can also enjoy the benefits of a fully integrated VPN technology that encrypts their connection to keep them safe from hackers and trackers on unsecured public WiFi networks at hotels, restaurants, and airports, all in one simple app.
These comprehensive protections help relieve the hesitations many consumers have toward technology. In a recent F-Secure survey, 69% of respondents said they avoid using public WiFi due to security and privacy concerns. 65% of survey respondents felt that the internet is becoming a more dangerous place.**
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**Source: F-Secure Consumer Survey 2021, 5 country data (Brazil, Germany, France, UK, and USA), n=4000
About COURTS Asia Limited
COURTS Asia Limited, the holding company for leading retailers – COURTS (Singapore) Pte Ltd, COURTS (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, PT COURTS Retail Indonesia and Nojima Cambodia. Wholly owned by Nojima Corporation, a leading retailer in Japan, headquartered in Yokohama. Founded in 1962 and listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2016, Nojima Corporation operates over 900 branches, with a market capitalisation of S$1.8 billion and revenues of S$6.6 billion.
COURTS Malaysia opened its doors to its customers since 1987 and today, operates more than 46 stores nationwide. Over the years, the COURTS brand has expanded its range to include electrical, IT and furniture products, as well as complementary home solutions for a seamless one-stop home shopping experience. Constantly innovating to improve the shopping experience, the retailer continuously refreshes its stores to optimise the format, layout and merchandise mix.
Pride with its corporate mission, “'make aspirational home products easily affordable', COURTS abides by the COURTS Price Promise and is committed to offering competitive prices across its product range in order to cater to the customers’ needs. COURTS makes purchasing at ease for its customers by offering in-house flexible financing solutions to complement its range of easy payment options.
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Nobody has better visibility into real-life cyber attacks than F-Secure. We’re closing the gap between detection and response, utilizing hundreds of our industry’s best technical consultants, millions of devices running our award-winning software, and ceaseless innovations in artificial intelligence. Top banks and enterprises trust our commitment to beating the world’s most potent threats. Together with our network of the top channel partners and over 200 service providers, we’re on a mission to make sure everyone has the enterprise-grade cyber security we all need.
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