SOURCE: F-Secure Corp.

F-Secure Corp.

November 20, 2014 10:37 ET

F-Secure's New Global Partner Program Gives IT Service Providers the Bang AND the Buck

Refreshed Program Lets Local Reseller Partners Maximize Their Profits While Minimizing Their Efforts Selling Business Security From the Cloud

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 20, 2014) - Advanced digital attacks on businesses are on the rise, and more companies are finding they don't have the competencies to stay up to the challenge. But the story doesn't end there: F-Secure is kicking off a new Global Partner Program to better serve and secure businesses through an expanding network of managed IT service providers. The program makes it simple for partners to sell security from the cloud at healthy, growth-friendly margins.

In the modern threat landscape as malware attacks constantly evolve in sophistication, companies don't have the knowledge or resources to handle security themselves. They are increasingly looking to managed service providers for state-of-the-art technology and seasoned professional expertise, all at lower cost than doing security in-house. With managed services, companies also have better round-the-clock access to services. Reports show that managed security services worldwide are undergoing a growth trend.

Increasing mobility doesn't make in-house security any easier, either. As companies extend beyond the office, embrace mobility and shift towards the cloud, their vulnerability to cyberthreats increases. Work has gone virtual, scattered, and on the move -- 34 percent of employees work outside the office or travel regularly.* With employees bringing their own devices and applications, IT admins are challenged in making sure all endpoints and devices are secure.

"Managed service partners and value-added resellers have a great business opportunity in front of them to build a sustainable security service business," said Pekka Usva, vice president of Corporate Security at F-Secure. "There is no better time to start selling security from the cloud, with the strong growth forecast ahead in managed services."

F-Secure's renewed Partner Program will strive to grow F-Secure's worldwide network of over 3,500 partners to better meet the changing security and privacy needs of companies. The program makes it easy for IT partners to sell F-Secure services, maximizing profits while minimizing effort. The new program will help partners broaden their service offerings and become the trusted service provider to businesses, with top-tier support every step of the way.

Partners will have access to the full scope of F-Secure's real-time cloud security solutions, from office to mobile. Businesses will have the confidence that their security is handled by experts, with the most advanced cloud technologies ensuring security is always up to date, light on the system, and proactively preventing the latest threats. Protection Service for Business, F-Secure's flagship business security product, is packed with additional features like patch management.

The Partner Program has three different levels of doing business. The entry level partnership is open for all partners, with a weighty startup package including business tools and free training. Gold Partners also get key business-supporting and marketing tools, as well as more benefits to take business to a new level. Platinum partners receive the maximum array of benefits and support.

For more info about F-Secure's Global Partner Program, visit www.f-secure.com/PartnerUp.

*F-Secure's Digital Company Survey 2013 consisted of web interviews of deciders and influencers of software purchases working at companies with up to 500 employees. Participants were from eight countries: Germany, Italy, France, the UK, Sweden, Finland, Poland and the USA. There were 805 respondents in total, with at least 100 per country. Respondents were 67% male and 33% female. The survey was completed by GfK in November 2013.

More information:
Video: Become an F-Secure Partner
What Can You Expect as an F-Secure Partner?
F-Secure Partner Pages

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