SOURCE: F-Secure

F-Secure

March 18, 2010 11:02 ET

Simpler, Lighter and Safer Protection for Businesses From F-Secure

F-Secure's Enhanced Security Solutions Protect Businesses From the Rapidly Increasing Number of Targeted Malware Attacks

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - March 18, 2010) -  Targeted online attacks against companies are increasing at an alarming rate and are now at an all-time high, according to Mikko Hypponen, Chief Research Officer at F-Secure. Speaking at the recent RSA conference in San Francisco earlier this month, he said, "We have seen both the volume and sophistication of the attacks increase significantly during the last year. Criminals are targeting corporate bank accounts more actively and we are also seeing a clear increase in targeted espionage attacks, which are set to double this year if the current pace continues."

Faced with this challenging threat landscape, F-Secure has renewed its business solutions portfolio through technological innovation and major performance improvements.

Maria Nordgren, Vice-President for F-Secure's Corporate Business, said, "With our IT security solutions, companies can fully focus on their business instead of spending time and resources on complex security matters. Our enhanced solutions are now simpler, safer and lighter than ever before."

For businesses security is paramount, but it should not come at the cost of usability. As proven by independent tests,* F-Secure Client Security is now 70% lighter on memory use and has 50% less overall system impact. F-Secure's server solutions are now also 50% lighter in memory usage across the board.

F-Secure's Browsing Protection and unique Exploit Shield are good examples of the security benefits derived from security in the cloud, which makes the vast amount of virus definition and website reputation data accessible in milliseconds. Browsing Protection identifies which websites are safe to enter and blocks harmful sites, while the Exploit Shield protects against zero-day attacks, where criminals try to exploit the security holes found in software before they are patched by the software vendors.

When the Exploit Shield detects new exploits and websites that spread drive-by downloads, it instantly shares this information with the global community of all F-Secure customers, securing them against the new threats.

Mikko Hypponen said, "Our Exploit Shield was able to proactively block the 'Aurora' Internet Explorer exploit used by criminals to infect computers in Google, Adobe and other major companies. The high profile cases concerning 'Aurora' in January 2010 and the recently uncovered 'Mariposa' botnet show that all companies around the world are vulnerable."

Maria Nordgren added, "Internet browsing is a key security factor today, as more and more companies are using online services like word processing and document sharing. F-Secure's Browsing Protection and Exploit Shield protect confidential business data and save companies from the time-consuming and costly task of cleaning infected computers."

F-Secure Business Suite includes all the essential security features in one convenient solution that can be scaled to fit companies of all sizes. The solution protects each level of IT infrastructure including desktops, laptops, mobile devices, servers, e-mail and web traffic, which can all be centrally managed from a single location.

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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*AV-Test GmbH (http://www.av-test.org) Updated: November 2009

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