F-Secure Online Solutions Launches Data Security Agreements in North America

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from F-Secure Corporation

    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- F-Secure Online Solutions
 (F-SOS) announced today that it is launching Managed Personal Anti-Virus
 solution in North America.  F-SOS has entered into agreements with
 Internet Unlimited, a Texas based Internet Service Provider, and
 KnowledgeSentry, an international Managed Security Services Provider.  The
 collaboration will offer a fully managed anti-virus solution to consumers and
 the small-to-medium business market.  F-SOS is a premier Security Service
 partner for Internet Unlimited and KnowledgeSentry.
     Today F-SOS offers both in North America and Europe automated security
 services enabling end users to receive Anti-Virus signature updates and
 Personal Firewall software updates transparently when connected to the
 Internet.  This automated and frequent update mechanism increases protection
 against viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and malicious attacks.
     "Our experience over the many years with the F-Secure Anti Virus product
 has been excellent," said Curt Purdy, President of Internet Unlimited, "that
 is why we have decided to use this completely managed solution from F-SOS to
 enhance our service at no additional charge to our customers."  F-SOS Managed
 Security Services will be fully deployed to Internet Unlimited subscribers in
 April 2001.
     "We have seen a tremendous demand for an Anti-Virus product that provides
 automated virus signature updates in North America," said Martial Robichaud,
 President of KnowledgeSentry.  "We've found F-SOS to be the ideal partner to
 offer a managed Anti-Virus solution that meets our customers needs."
     Chris Vargas, President of F-Secure Inc. said, "Being able to increase the
 security protection level of Internet users through automated Anti-Virus
 services further enhances end-users data integrity for messaging and
 E-Commerce related activities both for consumer and enterprise customers.
 These partnerships address one of the immediate needs by allowing IT staffs
 and consumers to feel secure that every user has the latest virus protection
 available.  We are pleased to partner with Internet Unlimited and
 KnowledgeSentry to provide an industry leading Anti-Virus solution with a
 transparent update mechanism."
 
     About Internet Unlimited
     Internet Unlimited is one of the first Internet Service Providers in
 East Texas with the largest geographic coverage of any ISP in East Texas;
 Internet Unlimited serves a populace of over 5 million.  With a history of
 being the first to provide the latest in Internet technologies from 56k dialup
 to today's wireless broadband, Internet Unlimited's focus has always been on
 service.  INU's headquarters is in Lufkin, Texas with POP's in Beaumont,
 Nacogdoches and Jasper.  For additional information visit http://www.inu.net.
 
     About KnowledgeSentry
     KnowledgeSentry is an outsourced Security Solutions Provider of real-time
 24x7 network monitoring, IT security consulting, disaster/data recovery,
 electronic private investigation, and forensic evidence collection.  The
 company provides specific services under SentryShield(TM), a suite of software
 for intrusion detection, privacy, content filtering, and anti-virus
 protection, and SentryService(TM), the company's branded security consulting
 services. For additional information visit www.knowledgesentry.net.
 
     About F-Secure Online Solutions (F-SOS)
     F-Secure Online Solutions is a premier provider of Managed Security
 Solutions through service providers.  The company offers managed services for
 anti-virus, file encryption, distributed firewall and VPN solutions.  F-SOS
 utilizes technology from F-Secure Corporation as well as products from other
 leading security companies in its solutions portfolio to fill the knowledge
 gap between demanding customer environments and service providers, enabling
 much faster rollout and time-to-market for new security services.  F-SOS
 utilizes its Security Online Center concept to deliver highly available and
 reliable security solutions.  F-SOS was established in 2000 and holds its head
 office in Helsinki, Finland and is owned by F-Secure Corporation
 (Helsinki: FSC).
 
     CONTACT:  Michael Barash of Neale-May & Partners, 650-328-5555, ext. 139,
 or mbarash@nealemay.com, for F-Secure, Inc.; or Kathleen McVey of
 F-Secure, Inc., 408-350-2169, or kathleen.mcvey@f-secure.com.
 
 

SOURCE F-Secure Corporation
    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- F-Secure Online Solutions
 (F-SOS) announced today that it is launching Managed Personal Anti-Virus
 solution in North America.  F-SOS has entered into agreements with
 Internet Unlimited, a Texas based Internet Service Provider, and
 KnowledgeSentry, an international Managed Security Services Provider.  The
 collaboration will offer a fully managed anti-virus solution to consumers and
 the small-to-medium business market.  F-SOS is a premier Security Service
 partner for Internet Unlimited and KnowledgeSentry.
     Today F-SOS offers both in North America and Europe automated security
 services enabling end users to receive Anti-Virus signature updates and
 Personal Firewall software updates transparently when connected to the
 Internet.  This automated and frequent update mechanism increases protection
 against viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and malicious attacks.
     "Our experience over the many years with the F-Secure Anti Virus product
 has been excellent," said Curt Purdy, President of Internet Unlimited, "that
 is why we have decided to use this completely managed solution from F-SOS to
 enhance our service at no additional charge to our customers."  F-SOS Managed
 Security Services will be fully deployed to Internet Unlimited subscribers in
 April 2001.
     "We have seen a tremendous demand for an Anti-Virus product that provides
 automated virus signature updates in North America," said Martial Robichaud,
 President of KnowledgeSentry.  "We've found F-SOS to be the ideal partner to
 offer a managed Anti-Virus solution that meets our customers needs."
     Chris Vargas, President of F-Secure Inc. said, "Being able to increase the
 security protection level of Internet users through automated Anti-Virus
 services further enhances end-users data integrity for messaging and
 E-Commerce related activities both for consumer and enterprise customers.
 These partnerships address one of the immediate needs by allowing IT staffs
 and consumers to feel secure that every user has the latest virus protection
 available.  We are pleased to partner with Internet Unlimited and
 KnowledgeSentry to provide an industry leading Anti-Virus solution with a
 transparent update mechanism."
 
     About Internet Unlimited
     Internet Unlimited is one of the first Internet Service Providers in
 East Texas with the largest geographic coverage of any ISP in East Texas;
 Internet Unlimited serves a populace of over 5 million.  With a history of
 being the first to provide the latest in Internet technologies from 56k dialup
 to today's wireless broadband, Internet Unlimited's focus has always been on
 service.  INU's headquarters is in Lufkin, Texas with POP's in Beaumont,
 Nacogdoches and Jasper.  For additional information visit http://www.inu.net.
 
     About KnowledgeSentry
     KnowledgeSentry is an outsourced Security Solutions Provider of real-time
 24x7 network monitoring, IT security consulting, disaster/data recovery,
 electronic private investigation, and forensic evidence collection.  The
 company provides specific services under SentryShield(TM), a suite of software
 for intrusion detection, privacy, content filtering, and anti-virus
 protection, and SentryService(TM), the company's branded security consulting
 services. For additional information visit www.knowledgesentry.net.
 
     About F-Secure Online Solutions (F-SOS)
     F-Secure Online Solutions is a premier provider of Managed Security
 Solutions through service providers.  The company offers managed services for
 anti-virus, file encryption, distributed firewall and VPN solutions.  F-SOS
 utilizes technology from F-Secure Corporation as well as products from other
 leading security companies in its solutions portfolio to fill the knowledge
 gap between demanding customer environments and service providers, enabling
 much faster rollout and time-to-market for new security services.  F-SOS
 utilizes its Security Online Center concept to deliver highly available and
 reliable security solutions.  F-SOS was established in 2000 and holds its head
 office in Helsinki, Finland and is owned by F-Secure Corporation
 (Helsinki: FSC).
 
     CONTACT:  Michael Barash of Neale-May & Partners, 650-328-5555, ext. 139,
 or mbarash@nealemay.com, for F-Secure, Inc.; or Kathleen McVey of
 F-Secure, Inc., 408-350-2169, or kathleen.mcvey@f-secure.com.
 
 SOURCE  F-Secure Corporation