F-Secure Integrates Products with HP OpenView VantagePoint

Access, Operation Through HP's Enterprise Management System Enables More

Efficient, Effective Management of Network Security



Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from F-Secure Corporation

    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- F-Secure Corp. (Helsinki: FSC),
 a leading provider of centrally managed security solutions for the mobile,
 distributed enterprise, today announced integration of its F-Secure products
 with the HP OpenView VantagePoint enterprise management system (EMS) from
 Hewlett-Packard.
     By integrating F-Secure applications into HP OpenView VantagePoint,
 companies can now control most aspects of the applications through the
 familiar HP OpenView console, thus protecting their existing investment.
 F-Secure is believed to be the only security vendor offering true security
 suite integration for HP's EMS platform.
     Organizations that have standardized on HP OpenView can now use the
 popular HP framework to control and monitor most aspects of F-Secure's
 software, from one or more management consoles across their enterprise. As a
 result, IT administrators can more effectively and efficiently manage their
 networks and all aspects of their security, while preserving their investments
 in HP OpenView VantagePoint.
     Providing a unique integrated security suite of products for corporate
 networks, desktops and laptops, F-Secure combines the four essential areas of
 data security -- file encryption, network encryption, malicious code
 protection, and firewall functionality -- into one centrally managed solution.
 The purview of these security applications ranges from the laptop to the
 desktop, and includes firewalls, servers, Internet mail, WAP Gateways, and
 other elements that comprise the information infrastructure.
     The applications include various configurations of F-Secure Distributed
 Firewall, F-Secure Anti-Virus, F-Secure FileCrypto, and F-Secure VPN+, all of
 which work seamlessly together to provide the maximum protection for
 enterprises with networks and mobile, remote, or temporarily connected
 workers.
     In adding F-Secure Integration for HP OpenView VantagePoint to the
 company's existing adaptations for BMC PATROL, Computer Associates' Unicenter
 TNG, and Tivoli Enterprise offerings, F-Secure brings its security software
 into all of the leading enterprise-quality management frameworks.
     Chris Vargas, president of F-Secure Corporation said, "With the increasing
 importance of enterprise management systems, vendors with specialized
 expertise are well-advised to integrate their solutions into the frameworks of
 market leaders like Hewlett-Packard. In fact, most of the ISPs, ASPs and
 telecom carriers are already using HP OpenView for systems management. These
 organizations typically have very large networks, often consisting of
 10,000 to 50,000 managed nodes. With this integration product, F-Secure brings
 the robustness of the HP EMS and F-Secure security solutions to these
 business-critical service providers. This provides customers with the best of
 both worlds:  optimizing their investments in expensive and often complex
 management tools, while taking advantage of best-of-breed security software."
     In addition to central management of security policies, integrating
 F-Secure products into HP OpenView VantagePoint enables administrators to
 identify, manage and easily distribute F-Secure software. Pricing is $10 per
 client, starting at 500 clients.
 
     About F-Secure Corporation
     F-Secure Corporation is a leading developer of centrally managed security
 solutions for the mobile, distributed enterprise. The company offers a full
 range of award-winning integrated anti-virus, file encryption, distributed
 firewall and VPN solutions. F-Secure products and the underlying policy
 management framework enable corporate IT departments as well as service
 providers to deliver Security as a Service(TM). For the end-user, Security as
 a Service is invisible, automatic, reliable, always-on, and up-to-date. For
 the administrator, Security as a Service means policy-based management,
 instant alerts, and centralized management of a widely distributed user base.
     Founded in 1988, F-Secure is listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. The
 company is headquartered in Espoo, Finland with North American headquarters in
 San Jose, California, as well as offices in Canada, China (Hong Kong and
 Beijing), France, Germany, Japan, Sweden and the United Kingdom. F-Secure is
 supported by a network of VARs and Distributors in over 90 countries around
 the globe.
 
     Contacts:
      Michael Barash
      Neale-May & Partners
      650-328-5555 ext. 139
      mbarash@nealemay.com
 
      Kathleen McVey
      F-Secure, Inc.
      408-350-2169
      kathleen.mcvey@f-secure.com
 
 

SOURCE F-Secure Corporation
    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- F-Secure Corp. (Helsinki: FSC),
 a leading provider of centrally managed security solutions for the mobile,
 distributed enterprise, today announced integration of its F-Secure products
 with the HP OpenView VantagePoint enterprise management system (EMS) from
 Hewlett-Packard.
     By integrating F-Secure applications into HP OpenView VantagePoint,
 companies can now control most aspects of the applications through the
 familiar HP OpenView console, thus protecting their existing investment.
 F-Secure is believed to be the only security vendor offering true security
 suite integration for HP's EMS platform.
     Organizations that have standardized on HP OpenView can now use the
 popular HP framework to control and monitor most aspects of F-Secure's
 software, from one or more management consoles across their enterprise. As a
 result, IT administrators can more effectively and efficiently manage their
 networks and all aspects of their security, while preserving their investments
 in HP OpenView VantagePoint.
     Providing a unique integrated security suite of products for corporate
 networks, desktops and laptops, F-Secure combines the four essential areas of
 data security -- file encryption, network encryption, malicious code
 protection, and firewall functionality -- into one centrally managed solution.
 The purview of these security applications ranges from the laptop to the
 desktop, and includes firewalls, servers, Internet mail, WAP Gateways, and
 other elements that comprise the information infrastructure.
     The applications include various configurations of F-Secure Distributed
 Firewall, F-Secure Anti-Virus, F-Secure FileCrypto, and F-Secure VPN+, all of
 which work seamlessly together to provide the maximum protection for
 enterprises with networks and mobile, remote, or temporarily connected
 workers.
     In adding F-Secure Integration for HP OpenView VantagePoint to the
 company's existing adaptations for BMC PATROL, Computer Associates' Unicenter
 TNG, and Tivoli Enterprise offerings, F-Secure brings its security software
 into all of the leading enterprise-quality management frameworks.
     Chris Vargas, president of F-Secure Corporation said, "With the increasing
 importance of enterprise management systems, vendors with specialized
 expertise are well-advised to integrate their solutions into the frameworks of
 market leaders like Hewlett-Packard. In fact, most of the ISPs, ASPs and
 telecom carriers are already using HP OpenView for systems management. These
 organizations typically have very large networks, often consisting of
 10,000 to 50,000 managed nodes. With this integration product, F-Secure brings
 the robustness of the HP EMS and F-Secure security solutions to these
 business-critical service providers. This provides customers with the best of
 both worlds:  optimizing their investments in expensive and often complex
 management tools, while taking advantage of best-of-breed security software."
     In addition to central management of security policies, integrating
 F-Secure products into HP OpenView VantagePoint enables administrators to
 identify, manage and easily distribute F-Secure software. Pricing is $10 per
 client, starting at 500 clients.
 
     About F-Secure Corporation
     F-Secure Corporation is a leading developer of centrally managed security
 solutions for the mobile, distributed enterprise. The company offers a full
 range of award-winning integrated anti-virus, file encryption, distributed
 firewall and VPN solutions. F-Secure products and the underlying policy
 management framework enable corporate IT departments as well as service
 providers to deliver Security as a Service(TM). For the end-user, Security as
 a Service is invisible, automatic, reliable, always-on, and up-to-date. For
 the administrator, Security as a Service means policy-based management,
 instant alerts, and centralized management of a widely distributed user base.
     Founded in 1988, F-Secure is listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. The
 company is headquartered in Espoo, Finland with North American headquarters in
 San Jose, California, as well as offices in Canada, China (Hong Kong and
 Beijing), France, Germany, Japan, Sweden and the United Kingdom. F-Secure is
 supported by a network of VARs and Distributors in over 90 countries around
 the globe.
 
     Contacts:
      Michael Barash
      Neale-May & Partners
      650-328-5555 ext. 139
      mbarash@nealemay.com
 
      Kathleen McVey
      F-Secure, Inc.
      408-350-2169
      kathleen.mcvey@f-secure.com
 
 SOURCE  F-Secure Corporation