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F-Secure Partners With India’s Largest Private ISP To Offer A Secure Broadband Experience To Consumers

  • 16 November, 2007 09:23

<p>F-Secure Corporation announced a partnership with Airtel Broadband &amp; Telephone Services (B&amp;TS), India's largest private broadband and telephone service provider, to provide data security to the company's broadband subscribers across the country. Under the agreement, Airtel will offer its broadband customers F-Secure's award winning security solutions through the Airtel PC Secure service. The service offers clients a very high level of security, including proactive protection through F-Secure's unique DeepGuard technology, parental control as well as protection from all of today's most common data security threats including phishing, viruses, spyware, malware and Trojans - all integrated into one easy-to-use and automatically updated package.</p>
<p>F-Secure's value added service will be integrated into the monthly Internet subscription in a phased manner. In the first phase the Airtel PC Secure service will be immediately offered to Airtel broadband home users. The service for business users will be available later. The Airtel PC Secure features can be made available to Airtel broadband customers by subscribing to the Airtel PC Secure service at an annual subscription charge.</p>
<p>Kimmo Alkio, President and CEO of F-Secure said, "F-Secure's partnership with
Airtel is another important milestone for us in India. Airtel has shown great forward thinking in the way it approaches and sustains its customers. Their
endeavour to provide the power of limitless discovery on the Internet and 100 per cent customer satisfaction are values we strongly support. By offering superior data security services to their customers we hope to bolster their continued success."</p>
<p>He also added that "F-Secure has been the pioneer in providing Security-as-a-Service through ISP partners around the world. With more than 160 ISP partners we are the leader in this market, and will continue to focus on serving the growing demand for secure Internet access."</p>
<p>Speaking about the partnership, Mr. Atul Bindal, President, Airtel Broadband
&amp; Telephone Services, said, "Being a leading service provider, we at Airtel are constantly taking initiatives to raise the bar and be the first to make a better offering for our Broadband and Voice customers. In today's rapidly expanding online environment, customers are increasingly facing threats from viruses, spyware, hackers and other threats. Our alliance with F-Secure is our endeavour to address the increasing security needs of our customers and provide them with a safe online environment while surfing the Internet."</p>
<p>The F-Secure Protection Service provides a complete and easy-to-use protection against all Internet threats, whether they are known or previously unidentified. It includes an award-winning antivirus, an easy-to-use personal firewall and an advanced antispyware feature. It also includes the F-Secure DeepGuard technology, which constantly monitors software behaviour on the computer, ensuring that no malicious programs can take over the computer even if no signature-based detection yet is available for the attacking program.
In addition, the product filters unwanted spam and so-called phishing attempts from incoming e-mails, and with the parental control, access to websites with questionable content can be blocked.</p>
<p>About F-Secure Corporation</p>
<p>F-Secure Corporation protects consumers and businesses against computer viruses and other threats from the Internet and mobile networks. F-Secure's award-winning solutions are available as a service subscription through more than 150 Internet service providers and mobile operator partners around the world, making F-Secure the global leader in this market. The solutions are also available as licensed products through thousands of resellers globally.
F-Secure has received the Frost &amp; Sullivan 2007 award for Distribution
Strategy Leadership. The company aspires to be the most reliable security provider, helping make computer and smartphone user's networked lives safe and easy. This is substantiated by the company's independently proven ability to respond faster to new threats than its main competitors.</p>
<p>Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Finland, F-Secure has been listed on the Helsinki Exchanges since 1999. The company has consistently been one of the fastest growing publicly listed companies in the industry. The latest news on real-time virus threat scenarios is available at the F-Secure Data Security Lab weblog at http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/.</p>

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