News | August 26, 2008

F-Secure Announces New Quick Start Program To Help Value Added Resellers (VARs) Deploy Security As A Service

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--F-Secure Corporation, the global leader in offering security service subscriptions, today announced the launch of a new Quick Start program for its F-Secure Protection Service for Business. The new program, available through F-Secure in North America, enables VARs to begin offering security as a service to their small and medium sized business customers in two weeks or less.

F-Secure Protection Service for Business is a comprehensive and automated security solution providing constantly updated protection against the latest Internet-based threats through a subscription service. This enables hassle-free 24/7 online protection for small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) with minimal IT intervention and resources.

"We developed F-Secure Protection Service for Business specifically for value-added resellers," said Curtis Cresta, Vice President and General Manager, North American Operations at F-Secure. "F-Secure has spent many years working with over 170 broadband service providers to deliver security to millions of subscribers. This experience uniquely positions us to deliver a robust and refined solution to the SMB market through our growing number of reseller partners. Knowing more resellers are now looking to offer security as a service, we've developed a Quick Start program to help them get up and running in two weeks or less."

Nuspire Networks, Abacus IT and Precision Computer Services are among several resellers already using F-Secure Protection Service for Business. For example, Nuspire Networks uses F-Secure Protection Service for Business to safeguard its General Motors Dealership customers across the United States from Internet security threats.

Abacus IT is one of F-Secure's newest reseller partners offering F-Secure Protection Service for Business to its small business customers.

"Abacus IT prides itself on providing its customers with the best of breed technology on the market today," said Michael F. McDonough, Executive Sales Manager, Abacus IT. "Many of our customers just want to run their businesses – they don't want to have to manage security software. With F-Secure's PSB, it was easy for us to begin offering these customers security as a service so that they can be confident that their companies are always protected."

As for Precision Computer Services, Jason Smith, Director of Security, said, "As we were looking for a top tier solution in the malware space, we looked to F-Secure. F-Secure offers a cohesive security solution that can be easily deployed to our small and medium sized customers from a central location through F-Secure Protection Service for Business. Now our customers can focus on their core business while we secure their computers."

The new F-Secure Protection Service for Business Quick Start program includes trial, training and activation of the service within 10 working days. The Quick Start program is available in North America now through the end of the year. Resellers that want to learn more about the program can email F-Secure at

More information about F-Secure Protection Service for Business is available at

About F-Secure Corporation

F-Secure Corporation protects consumers and businesses against computer viruses and other threats from the Internet and mobile networks. F-Secure's award-winning solutions are available as a service subscription through more than 170 Internet service providers and mobile operator partners around the world, making F-Secure the global leader in this market. The solutions are also available as licensed products through thousands of resellers globally. The company aspires to be the most reliable security provider, helping to make computer and smartphone users' connected lives safe and easy. This is substantiated by the company's independently proven ability to respond faster to new threats than its main competitors. Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Finland, F-Secure has been listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange Helsinki since 1999. The company has consistently been one of the fastest growing publicly listed companies in the industry. The latest news on real-time virus threat scenarios is available at the F-Secure Data Security Lab weblog at

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