F-Secure expands the antivirus offering for Nokia’s S60-based smartphones
February 10, 2006, Espoo, Finland - F-Secure and Nokia today announced that F-Secure Mobile Anti-Virus will be available through Nokia to the users of four recently announced devices based on S60 3rd Edition - Nokia N71, Nokia E60, Nokia E61 and Nokia E70.
For the Nokia N71, F-Secure Mobile Anti-Virus will be distributed on the memory card in the standard device sales package, while for the Nokia Eseries devices, the antivirus client will be available at Nokia Catalogs service.
F-Secure and Nokia have been cooperating in the area of increasing content security for years and have jointly developed distribution models for antivirus solutions. From 2004 onwards, F Secure Mobile Anti-Virus clients have already been available through Nokia to the users of select Nokia’s smartphone models. In addition, F Secure Mobile Anti-Virus clients have been included into some operator variants of Nokia’s mobile devices.
Importing the antivirus software into the mobile device is an easy solution for the user. Once the antivirus client has been installed in the device, the user only needs to activate the antivirus update service.
“Easy discovery and activation are critical to the adoption of antivirus service. The cooperation with Nokia is a great addition to our offering. By combining our automatic antivirus solution with the enhanced security features of Nokia’s smartphones, we can provide a competitive solution against harmful content,” said Antti Vihavainen, Vice President, Mobile Security, F-Secure.
“As the market leader, Nokia is determined to be active in the development of security controls and preventive measures against malicious software. Providing antivirus software such as the F-Secure antivirus clients for select devices is a natural step in our aim to bring the most advanced security features into S60-based smartphones,” said Seppo Laukkanen, Vice President, Product Management, Nokia.
F-Secure Mobile Anti-Virus provides increased real-time, on-device protection against harmful content with automatic over-the-air antivirus updates. It is the world’s first and most widely available mobile operator antivirus service. The new F-Secure Mobile Anti-Virus 3.0 supports devices based on Symbian OS v9 and the S60 3rd Edition platform.
The S60 platform, built on Symbian OS, is the leading smartphone software in the world and it is licensed by some of the foremost mobile phone manufacturers in the market. The flexibility of the S60 platform allows for various hardware designs and software configurations. This is demonstrated through the multitude of S60 devices already available on the market. Through its award-winning user interface, extensive support for new mobile services and the innovation potential for partner solutions, the S60 provides an open and scalable business opportunity for mobile operators and 3rd party developers. For further information about S60 news and community, please visit www.s60.com.
F-Secure Corporation protects consumers and businesses against computer viruses and other threats from the Internet and mobile networks. We want to be the most reliable provider of security services in the market. One way to demonstrate this is the speed of our response. According to independent studies in 2004 and 2005 our response time to new threats is significantly faster than our major competitors. Our award-winning solutions are available for workstations, gateways, servers and mobile phones. They include antivirus and desktop firewall with intrusion prevention, antispam and antispyware solutions, as well as network control solutions for Internet Service Providers. Founded in 1988, F-Secure has been listed on the Helsinki Exchanges since 1999, and has been consistently growing faster than all its publicly listed competitors. F-Secure headquarters are in Helsinki, Finland, and we have regional offices around the world. F-Secure protection is also available as a service through major ISPs, such as France Telecom, TeliaSonera, PCCW and Charter Communications. F-Secure is the global market leader in mobile phone protection provided through mobile operators, such as T-Mobile and Swisscom and mobile handset manufacturers such as Nokia. The latest real-time virus threat scenario news are available at the F-Secure Data Security Lab weblog at http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations.
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