Open Source Movement Gains Major Security Support With F-Secure Anti-Virus For Firewalls on Linux

New Software Solution Brings Central Policy Management and Highest Level

Of Protection to Fast-Growing Operating System



Mar 06, 2001, 00:00 ET from F-Secure Corporation

    SAN JOSE, Calif., March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- F-Secure Corporation, a leading
 developer of centrally managed security solutions for the mobile, distributed
 enterprise, today brought its acclaimed anti-virus firewall solution to the
 open source world.  F-Secure Anti-Virus for Firewalls on Linux provides
 unsurpassed detection and disinfection of Internet-borne viruses and malicious
 code passing through OPSEC CVP firewalls.
     As with other products in the F-Secure Policy Manager family, the
 anti-virus firewall solution operates under a company's established security
 policies, transparently to end-users.  This means that policies can be
 enforced, administered and monitored remotely without disrupting, or even
 being noticed by, a user.
     Beyond ease of use, the advantage of user transparency means that
 attachments are automatically scanned and disinfected without user action.  In
 fact, since the protection is installed at the gateway level, users cannot
 bypass the service.  By automatically scanning HTTP, FTP and SMTP for viruses
 and other malicious code as the data comes through the firewall from the
 Internet, F-Secure Anti-Virus for Firewalls on Linux stops viruses before they
 can compromise corporate security.
     Chris Vargas, President of F-Secure Corporation said, "The reliability of
 the Linux operating system has given great impetus to the open source
 movement, attracting a worldwide community of zealous developers.  As a result
 of increasing adoptions and requests by our customers, F-Secure brings our
 anti-virus solution to this important environment, and in the process makes
 Linux a safer, more desirable platform on which to base mission critical
 applications."
     A world-renowned anti-virus research team enables F-Secure to update virus
 databases daily.  The content scanning server can receive database updates
 automatically without manual intervention by the system administrator, further
 assuring that all systems are current with the highest level of protection.
     F-Secure Anti-Virus for Firewalls on Linux offers seamless integration
 with Check Point Software Technologies' FireWall-1 OPSEC Content Vectoring
 Protocol (CVP).  Through the Open Platform for Security (OPSEC), Check Point
 provides the framework for integration and interoperability with
 "best-of-breed" solutions from over 200 leading industry partners.  The open
 architecture solution provides the industry's leading enterprise-wide policy
 management and policy enforcement framework.
     F-Secure Anti-Virus for Firewalls on Linux costs for 25-49 users EUR/USD
 45,00/user, for 50-99 users EUR/USD 33,75/user, for 100-249 users EUR/USD
 22,50 user and is available today for Red Hat Linux version 6.1 or higher 6.x.
 
     About F-Secure Corporation
     F-Secure Corporation is a leading provider of centrally managed security
 for today's mobile, wireless enterprise.  The company offers a full range of
 award-winning, integrated anti-virus, file encryption, distributed firewall
 and VPN solutions for workstations, servers, gateways and mobile devices.
 F-Secure products are uniquely suited for delivery of Security as a
 Service(TM) which provides invisible, reliable, always-on, and up-to-date
 security for the most widely distributed user base.  Whether provided by
 corporate IT or delivered by service providers, F-Secure solutions extend
 policy-based security and instant alerts to all devices where information is
 created, stored or accessed.  Founded in 1988, F-Secure Corporation is listed
 on the Helsinki Stock Exchange (Helsinki: FSC).  The company is headquartered
 in Espoo, Finland with North American headquarters in San Jose, California, as
 well as offices worldwide.
 
     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., March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- F-Secure Corporation, a leading
 developer of centrally managed security solutions for the mobile, distributed
 enterprise, today brought its acclaimed anti-virus firewall solution to the
 open source world.  F-Secure Anti-Virus for Firewalls on Linux provides
 unsurpassed detection and disinfection of Internet-borne viruses and malicious
 code passing through OPSEC CVP firewalls.
     As with other products in the F-Secure Policy Manager family, the
 anti-virus firewall solution operates under a company's established security
 policies, transparently to end-users.  This means that policies can be
 enforced, administered and monitored remotely without disrupting, or even
 being noticed by, a user.
     Beyond ease of use, the advantage of user transparency means that
 attachments are automatically scanned and disinfected without user action.  In
 fact, since the protection is installed at the gateway level, users cannot
 bypass the service.  By automatically scanning HTTP, FTP and SMTP for viruses
 and other malicious code as the data comes through the firewall from the
 Internet, F-Secure Anti-Virus for Firewalls on Linux stops viruses before they
 can compromise corporate security.
     Chris Vargas, President of F-Secure Corporation said, "The reliability of
 the Linux operating system has given great impetus to the open source
 movement, attracting a worldwide community of zealous developers.  As a result
 of increasing adoptions and requests by our customers, F-Secure brings our
 anti-virus solution to this important environment, and in the process makes
 Linux a safer, more desirable platform on which to base mission critical
 applications."
     A world-renowned anti-virus research team enables F-Secure to update virus
 databases daily.  The content scanning server can receive database updates
 automatically without manual intervention by the system administrator, further
 assuring that all systems are current with the highest level of protection.
     F-Secure Anti-Virus for Firewalls on Linux offers seamless integration
 with Check Point Software Technologies' FireWall-1 OPSEC Content Vectoring
 Protocol (CVP).  Through the Open Platform for Security (OPSEC), Check Point
 provides the framework for integration and interoperability with
 "best-of-breed" solutions from over 200 leading industry partners.  The open
 architecture solution provides the industry's leading enterprise-wide policy
 management and policy enforcement framework.
     F-Secure Anti-Virus for Firewalls on Linux costs for 25-49 users EUR/USD
 45,00/user, for 50-99 users EUR/USD 33,75/user, for 100-249 users EUR/USD
 22,50 user and is available today for Red Hat Linux version 6.1 or higher 6.x.
 
     About F-Secure Corporation
     F-Secure Corporation is a leading provider of centrally managed security
 for today's mobile, wireless enterprise.  The company offers a full range of
 award-winning, integrated anti-virus, file encryption, distributed firewall
 and VPN solutions for workstations, servers, gateways and mobile devices.
 F-Secure products are uniquely suited for delivery of Security as a
 Service(TM) which provides invisible, reliable, always-on, and up-to-date
 security for the most widely distributed user base.  Whether provided by
 corporate IT or delivered by service providers, F-Secure solutions extend
 policy-based security and instant alerts to all devices where information is
 created, stored or accessed.  Founded in 1988, F-Secure Corporation is listed
 on the Helsinki Stock Exchange (Helsinki: FSC).  The company is headquartered
 in Espoo, Finland with North American headquarters in San Jose, California, as
 well as offices worldwide.
 
     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