F-Secure Acquires Nordic's Leading Cybersecurity Provider
F-Secure's acquisition of nSense bolsters the company's expansion into the enterprise segment by offering businesses complete defensive solutions and services for modern threats.
Helsinki, Finland - June 2, 2015: F-Secure announced today that it has acquired nSense - a privately held Danish company providing security consultations, vulnerability assessment services and related products to large enterprises. The acquisition strengthens F-Secure's position as a prominent security vendor in Europe, and lays a foundation for the company's growth as a cybersecurity leader in the region.
nSense provides protection services to financial institutions, service providers and other large enterprises, and F-Secure's acquisition of the company will add these services to its own leading security solutions. According to F-Secure CEO Christian Fredrikson, the combined portfolio will allow F-Secure to provide top-tier incident response and forensic expertise, comprehensive vulnerability assessment, and threat intelligence and security management services to enterprises and businesses with critical IT infrastructure.
"Information security threats are becoming more stealthy, sophisticated and complex, and we need to be able to provide services that help our customers prevent potential threats from becoming security incidents," said Fredrikson. "nSense's cybersecurity products and services help us expand into new industry segments and strengthen our capabilities to address the attack detection and prevention needs of enterprises. Adding their expertise to our own will allow us to develop new cybersecurity products, and we look forward to providing these to our customers to address their current and future security needs."
Seizing the Opportunity to Become Europe's Cybersecurity Leader
The acquisition unites two companies recognized as innovators and trusted advisors in cybersecurity. F-Secure is the only vendor in the world that has won the Best Protection Award from the independent AV-TEST Institute four years in a row. nSense's skilled personnel and technical expertise in providing defense against digital breaches is held in equally high esteem, and its range of services provides companies with a point of contact to be used before, during and after cyberattacks.
"Becoming a part of F-Secure gives us the possibility to grow and expand to new markets much more quickly while we benefit from each other's technical know-how and intelligence," said nSense's CEO Jens Thonke. "We have worked with F-Secure for a long time and know each other well. We join their fellowship knowing they share our passion for security and digital freedom."
F-Secure's award-winning technology is implemented across F-Secure solutions that serve businesses all over the world. nSense's vulnerability scanning solution, named Karhu, is actively used in leading financial institutions, service providers and other large enterprises. According to Fredrikson, offering solutions like these to businesses will help F-Secure continue to grow into becoming Europe's leading cybersecurity provider.
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nSense is a well-established company with high competence in enterprise cybersecurity. nSense has offices in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Oslo and Poznan. With focus and knowledge of five main customer segments consisting of the financial, service provider, gaming, and governmental sectors combined with world leading brands, nSense has quickly grown to be a leading actor on the North-European market.
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