F-Secure partners with Airtel in India

F-Secure Corporation has announced a partnership with Airtel Broadband & Telephone Services (B&TS), Indias largest private broadband and telephone service provider, to provide data security to the companys broadband subscribers across the country.

Under the agreement, Airtel will offer its broadband customers F-Secures award winning security solutions in a service called Airtel PC Secure service. The F-Secure Protection Service provides a complete and easy-to-use protection against all Internet threats, whether known or previously unidentified. It includes antivirus, personal firewall and an advanced antispyware feature. It also includes the F-Secure DeepGuard technology, which constantly monitors software behaviour, ensuring protection against all malicious programmes, even if no signature-based detection is yet available for the attacking programme. In addition, the product filters unwanted spam and phishing attempts and has parental control, which allows access to websites with questionable content to be blocked.

Airtel PC Secure will be offered immediately to Airtel broadband home users and then phased for business users for an annual subscription charge.

Kimmo Alkio, President and CEO at F-Secure said, F-Secures partnership with Airtel is another important milestone for us in India. Airtel has shown great forward thinking in its work with customers. Its efforts to provide the power of limitless discovery on the Internet and 100 per cent customer satisfaction are values we strongly support. By offering superior data security services to its customers we hope to bolster its continued success.

F-Secure is a pioneer in providing security-as-a-service through ISP partners around the world.  With more than 160 ISP partners, it is the leader in this market, and will continue to focus on serving the growing demand for secure Internet access.

Speaking about the partnership, Mr. Atul Bindal, President, Airtel Broadband & Telephone Services, said, Being a leading service provider, we at Airtel are constantly taking initiatives to raise the bar and be the first to make a better offering for our broadband and voice customers. In todays rapidly expanding online environment, customers are increasingly facing threats from viruses, spyware and hackers. Our alliance with F-Secure will address the increasing security needs of our customers and provide them with a safe online environment while surfing the Internet.

About F-Secure Corporation
F-Secure Corporation is the fastest growing publicly listed company globally in the anti-virus and intrusion prevention industry with more than 50% revenue growth in 2004. F-Secure is the fastest to protect individuals and businesses against computer viruses and other threats coming through the Internet or mobile networks. Its award-winning solutions include anti-virus and desktop firewall with intrusion prevention, anti-spam and anti-spyware solutions.
Founded in 1988, F-Secure has been listed on the Helsinki Exchanges since 1999. It is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, with offices in USA, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Japan and the UK. Customers in the UK include Barclays Bank Plc, Tescos, Shell and various educational and public sector organisations.

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