how labs
works

What is Labs?

F-Secure products are underpinned by the leading-edge technologies and services created in our Labs, where special teams conduct anti-malware analysis and digital security research.

Our Labs teams investigate the latest threats and security trends, in close cooperation with industry partners and recognized information security authorities.

The findings from our research are used to develop and advance the systems and technical expertise needed to protect our product users from threats to their digital security and freedom.

Faces of Labs

Chief Research Officer

Mikko Hypponen is a global security expert. He has worked at F-Secure since 1991.

Mr. Hypponen has written on his research for the New York Times, Wired and Scientific American and he appears frequently on international TV. He has lectured at the universities of Stanford, Oxford and Cambridge.

He was selected among the 50 most important people on the web by the PC World magazine and was included in the FP Global 100 Thinkers list.

Mr. Hypponen sits in the advisory boards of t2 and Social Safeguard and in the advisory panel for the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

He regularly comments on developments and news about digital security and technology via @Mikko.

Security Advisor

Based in the Helsinki Lab, Sean works closely with F-Secure analysts to bring the results of their in-depth investigations to the attention of a global audience. His tireless efforts to make their often technically dense research more approachable is most visible in the Labs Weblog. He also regularly speaks at internal and external presentations covering digital security and freedom, as well other technology-related topics.

Sean also actively communicates with independent researchers, industry partners, media representatives and interested followers from around the world via @5ean5ullivan.

Policies

We believe protecting the security and privacy of your data is important. The following policies are just some of the guidelines we follow to ensure that any threats we deal with are correctly dealt with and that any customer data we handle remains private and secure.

Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUA) Classification Guideline

Privacy Policy in Brief

Policy on detecting spying programs developed by various governments

Independent testing

F-Secure submits its security products for comparative review by independent, internationally renowned product testing organizations.

In antivirus product testing, submitted products are run against a constantly evolving set of test samples and scenarios.

These tests are important to us, not just as an objective appraisal of the product's quality and effectiveness, but also as a benchmark for its performance and competitiveness.

The results of these tests guide us in continuously improving our product features, detection methodologies and services.

"F-Secure provides an unobtrusive security solution that's easy to use with excellent protection."

Andreas Marx
CEO AV-TEST