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F-Secure and CSL launch Greater China's first mobile security service

  • 07 April, 2008 12:56

<p>F-Secure Corporation, the global leader in providing security as a service through mobile operators and Internet Service Providers, announced a partnership with CSL, Hong Kong's largest mobile operator, to offer CSL customers F-Secure's award winning security solution through CSL's "F-Secure Mobile Security Service". Under the agreement, CSL will become the first mobile operator in Greater China to provide fully integrated on-device protection and automatic over-the-air security updates to its customers under the 1O1O and One2Free brands.</p>
<p>Jari Heinonen, Vice President for F-Secure Asia-Pacific said, "CSL's F-Secure Mobile Security Service will set a new standard for the mobile industry in Asia and change how mobile security software is delivered. F-Secure has a unique successful track record of assisting mobile operators to offer a safe smartphone user experience to their customers. By using an innovative update system via the mobile network, CSL and F-Secure can now offer a simple and effective solution to enhance the mobile Internet user experience and enjoy a safe online trading environment. We are pleased to be able to expand our offering for mobile phone users in Greater China with CSL."</p>
<p>Dr. Tony Seeto, Director of Product and Business Development for CSL, commented, "We are pleased to be the first mobile operator in Greater China to offer a fully integrated mobile security service. Being a leading provider, we are constantly taking initiatives to enhance the customer experience, and to be the first to offer the latest and best-of-breed services to our users. Our partnership with F-Secure enables us to provide our customers with a cost-effective, hassle-free and proactive security solution to protect their devices from unwanted attacks, particularly when customers increasingly use their mobile devices for data applications and connecting to the Internet."</p>
<p>The F-Secure Mobile Security service allows mobile users to experience the full potential of their devices while being protected. This user-friendly application contains a comprehensive set of security features to protect against mobile viruses, spyware and other unwanted attacks which can transfer through mobile networks, Bluetooth, infected memory cards or PC by data synchronization. 1O1O and One2Free smartphone customers can now enjoy carefree use of all online activities and take full advantage of the opportunities in their connected lives under the protection of CSL's services.</p>
<p>CSL's F-Secure Mobile Security Service will be available to all 1O1O and One2Free customers through a free trial period from April 8, 2008. The service, which combines an integrated antivirus and firewall, will be pre-installed in Symbian Series 60 second and third edition smartphones, Windows 6 Professional PDA and Sony Ericsson UIQ devices. Users can also download it directly over the air to their phone and enjoy immediate protection against mobile malware.</p>
<p>The CSL F-Secure Mobile Security service is available for a monthly subscription fee which will be reflected on CSL subscribers' phone bill after completion of the trial period.</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 160 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.</p>
<p>The company aspires to be the most reliable security provider, helping make computer and smartphone users' connected lives safe and easy. This is substantiated by the company's independently proven ability to respond faster to new threats than its main competitors. Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Finland, F-Secure has been listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange Helsinki 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>
<p>About CSL</p>
<p>CSL is the largest operator in the mobile communications market in Hong Kong.</p>
<p>The Company launched its mobile services in 1983, and today operates a world-class GSM / WCDMA network. In April 2006, a joint venture company, CSL New World Mobility Limited to own Hong Kong CSL Limited and New World PCS Limited, was formed.</p>
<p>The Company markets its services to various segments through its mobile brands: 1O1O, One2Free and New World Mobility.</p>
<p>CSL introduced its 3G and Wi-Fi services in 2004 and HSDPA in 2006, and has pioneered the launch of HSCSD, GPRS, MMS, EDGE, Video Sharing and "3G Mobile TV" in Hong Kong. For more information about CSL, please visit www.hkcsl.com.</p>

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