SOURCE: F-Secure, Inc.

February 16, 2010 12:01 ET

F-Secure Boosts Smartphone Security With Browsing Protection and Locator Feature

F-Secure Mobile Security 6 Introduces Premium Anti-Theft With Locator Feature and Browsing Protection, the Company's First In-the-Cloud Service for Mobile Devices That Makes Smartphone Internet Use and Financial Transactions Safer Than Ever

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - February 16, 2010) - F-Secure today announced the availability of F-Secure Mobile Security 6, a new version of its leading smartphone security solution. F-Secure Mobile Security 6 provides complete smartphone security, safeguarding personal and confidential data in the event the phone is lost, stolen, infected by mobile malware or even spied on.

The new version introduces several innovative features, including Browsing Protection -- F-Secure's first mobile in-the-cloud feature. Browsing Protection identifies which websites are safe to enter and which sites should be avoided. Harmful sites designed to spread malware or to steal your online identity, such as banking details, are automatically blocked to ensure a totally safe web experience.

Patrik Sallner, Vice President of F-Secure's Mobile Business Unit, said, "Many smartphone users are unsure whether mobile web surfing or online banking and shopping are really safe. The new Browsing Protection feature in F-Secure Mobile Security 6 gives extra peace of mind. We are proud to introduce our first in-the-cloud service for mobile devices, which has already been implemented in our award winning PC security solution, F-Secure Internet Security 2010."

Mobile phones can be easily lost or stolen, so it is important to be able to remotely locate, protect and control the device. F-Secure Mobile Security 6 introduces the Premium Anti-theft with Locator feature, which makes it possible to locate the phone (or a person holding the phone) on a map. With Anti-Theft you can also lock or erase confidential data remotely via SMS. These features also make sure that sensitive information does not fall in the wrong hands.

F-Secure Mobile Security 6 also protects smartphones against all types of malicious software. The Anti-Virus, Firewall and Anti-Spyware features included in the solution protect against mobile viruses, spying tools, worms and trojans. Frequent automatic updates, immediate reaction times and fast cures during new and emerging threats are guaranteed by the F-Secure Labs, which operate 24 hours a day worldwide. F-Secure has already been protecting mobile devices for ten years and F-Secure Mobile Security is now the world's leading smartphone security solution.

F-Secure Mobile Security is now available for Symbian, Windows Mobile and Android platforms (the Android version does not include all the features mentioned above; see the F-Secure website for more information) through the F-Secure eStore http://www.f-secure.com/estore, selected mobile application stores and F-Secure mobile operator partners. A free 7-day trial version of Mobile Security is available at: http://F-Secure.mobi

F-Secure -- Protecting the irreplaceable

While you concentrate on what is important to you, we make sure you are protected and safe online whether you are using a computer or a smartphone. We also backup and enable you to share your important files. Our services are available through over 200 operators around the world and trusted in millions of homes and businesses. Founded in 1988, F-Secure is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.

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