SOURCE: F-Secure, Inc.

February 16, 2010 12:02 ET

F-Secure Launches Its First Products for Android

F-Secure Anti-Theft for Mobile Enables Easy Remote Locking and Wiping of Confidential Data if a Smartphone Is Lost or Stolen; Browsing Protection, a Feature of F-Secure Mobile Security, Identifies Which Websites Are Safe to Enter and Which Should Be Avoided

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - February 16, 2010) - F-Secure, the global leader in protecting mobile devices, has released its advanced F-Secure Anti-Theft for Mobile product and F-Secure Mobile Security, which includes the Browsing Protection feature, for smartphones on the Android platform. Android is the open source mobile platform developed by the Open Handset Alliance.

Patrik Sallner, Vice President of F-Secure's Mobile Business Unit, said, "F-Secure has been protecting mobile devices for a full decade and we are proud to introduce our first products for the fast-growing Android platform. Our Anti-Theft for Mobile adds a valuable level of extra security for smartphone users and can also be easily upgraded to include more security features, including Browsing Protection."

Today's smartphones often contain a wealth of confidential information, including banking details, business projects and personal e-mails and photos. F-Secure's Anti-Theft for Mobile protects confidential data and safeguards privacy in the unfortunate event that the smartphone is lost or stolen. The product was already introduced for the Symbian and Windows platforms in early January 2010.

F-Secure Anti-Theft for Mobile includes remote lock, theft control and remote wipe functionalities. The remote lock can be used to lock the device easily with a single SMS message. The theft control feature activates when the SIM card is changed by locking the phone and sends the new SIM information to the owner. As an ultimate safety measure to prevent misuse, it is possible to erase all the data on the phone with remote wipe by sending an SMS message.

Browsing Protection, F-Secure's first mobile in-the-cloud feature, which is included in the full F-Secure Mobile Security suite, identifies which websites are safe to enter and which 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.

F-Secure Anti-Theft for Mobile and F-Secure Mobile Security, the world's leading security solution for mobile phones, are now available for the Android, Symbian and Windows Mobile platforms 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 the complete security solution, 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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