F-Secure Named a Visionary by Gartner, Inc.

F-Secure has been positioned as a Visionary in Gartner's 2016 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms report (published February 1, 2016). The recognition comes as F-Secure pursues its goal of becoming the leading European cyber security vendor.

"We believe Gartner appreciated our effectiveness against malware and our company focus," said Christian Fredrikson, CEO of F-Secure. "We've already got hands down award-winning best protection, measured by independent tests. And with our eye on becoming the leading European cyber security vendor, we've invested in threat intelligence and advanced threat detection, response and forensics. We'll continue to press toward our goal, now as a Visionary."

Endpoint protection: The core of a security strategy

Today, every business is a potential target of cyber-attacks, and it's the endpoint that's the weakest link. For an attacker it's easiest to crack defense at the endpoint level, capitalizing on humans' ability to err. One employee falling for a targeted phishing attack gives an attacker access to their device. Once in, the attacker can access the services the employee uses, namely cloud and on-premise servers where the most important data is stored. The attacker can then move laterally within the organization searching for valuable information. With the endpoint becoming an easy way for attackers to outflank cloud defenses, it's imperative that endpoints are protected with layered technologies that can stop an attack using a range of capabilities.

"Protection from common malware, as well as more APTs, is the top critical consideration for EPP buyers," according to the report. "There is significant variation in the quality of attack prevention, as illustrated by multiple malware testing organizations. Buyers should look for solutions that offer a broad portfolio of protection techniques and high efficacy, as determined by multiple public test results."

F-Secure's endpoint solution includes multiple layers of protection technology to efficiently and effectively block common threats, as well as zero day and APT attacks. It is powered by the F-Secure Security Cloud, which provides instant, real world threat intelligence that's always up to date. Signature-based detection is complemented by behavioral and heuristic protection, sandboxing and other technologies, all adding up to next-generation business protection. With F-Secure receiving awards in independent tests multiple years, its technology's effectiveness at stopping malware in its tracks has been proven time and time again.

Also cloud-enabled is F-Secure's management system for endpoint security. Centralized management makes it easy for customers and partners to deploy, manage and monitor the security of all their endpoints from a single, intuitive console. It offers excellent visibility of all devices – whether at the office or on the go.

F-Secure's complete lineup of business products cover all aspects of cyber security – predict, prevent, detect and respond, to keep customers safe. Exposure assessment and security advisory help businesses analyze and predict their existing and desired security status. With security, vulnerability and compliance assessment and respective solutions, F-Secure provides prevention and detection against common, but also advanced and unknown attacks. And to respond to customers who have been breached, F-Secure offers forensics and incident response services.

About the Magic Quadrant

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About F-Secure

Nobody has better visibility into real-life cyber attacks than F-Secure. We’re closing the gap between detection and response, utilizing the unmatched threat intelligence of hundreds of our industry’s best technical consultants, millions of devices running our award-winning software, and ceaseless innovations in artificial intelligence. Top banks, airlines, 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.

Founded in 1988, F-Secure is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.

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