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F-Secure Partners With Sify To Offer Data Security Solutions To Broadband Consumers

  • 11 January, 2008 12:30

<p>F-Secure Corporation today reached a significant milestone in enabling the online wellbeing of broadband users in India when it announced its cooperation with Sify Consumer Broadband to provide data security to the company's subscribers. With this latest partnership F-Secure security services are now available to about 50% of India's broadband customers through four of the leading Internet Service Providers in the country.</p>
<p>Sify will offer its customers F-Secure's entire suite of award-winning security solutions that include proactive protection through F-Secure's unique DeepGuard technology, parental control, as well as protection against all of today's data security threats, such as phishing, viruses, spyware, Trojans and other threats. All these solutions will be provided as an integrated, easy-to-use and automatically updated package.</p>
<p>Jari Heinonen, Vice President, APAC for F-Secure said, "F-Secure has been developing its presence in the Indian market very systematically and this cooperation with Sify is critical for us. We can now offer the possibility to nearly 50% of the Indian broadband users to take advantage of the opportunities of the Internet safely. Our aim is to provide an easy and user-friendly experience for the subscribers without the hassle of keeping the security solution up to date."</p>
<p>He added, "We are very pleased to start working with Sify in this important value added service area. Our task, together with Sify, is also to educate the market regarding the best practices for protecting data and devices when using the Internet. It is very important that players like Sify encourage their customers to use a security solution that is very convenient as it is an integral part of their broadband service."</p>
<p>F-Secure's security service will be integrated into Sify's monthly Internet subscription. All the security solutions offered by F-Secure will be made available to Sify broadband customers by subscribing to the Sify Consumer Broadband service as an annual subscription. Sify will promote the new value added service through a well-designed publicity campaign that includes brochures, flyers, online advertisements and other material. F-Secure will also train Sify's sales team to help them create awareness about data security among current and potential broadband users. The service will be offered to the customers via Sify's online portal. Customers will be invoiced on a monthly basis as a part of Sify's service bill.</p>
<p>Mr. Naresh Ajwani, President, Consumer Infrastructure &amp; Operations, said "We are very happy to offer F-Secure's cutting edge solutions to our over 200,000 subscribers across India, so that they do not have to worry about losing their precious data or software. Sify believes in keeping customers ahead
using technology to ensure that they have a safe, trouble free and empowered Internet experience at all times. This is a philosophy we share with F-Secure as a value that is intrinsic to good business, and we are happy to partner with them."</p>
<p>The F-Secure Protection Service provides 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 anti-spyware feature. It also includes the F-Secure
DeepGuard technology, which constantly monitors software behavior on the computer, ensuring that no malicious programs can take over the computer even if signature-based detection is not yet available for the attacking programs.</p>
<p>In addition, the product filters unwanted spam and so-called phishing attempts from incoming e-mails, and the parental control feature can block access to websites with questionable content.</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 to 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>

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