F-Secure today announced an agreement to provide its leading edge F-Secure Mobile Anti-Virus service to Orange UK in Q3. This follows the agreement made with Orange Switzerland in June last year to offer subscription-based mobile data security to its smartphone customer base. It also strengthens the position of F-Secure as the global leader of mobile security for smartphones with more deals in place and advanced mobile security technology.
By using of an innovative update system via the mobile network, Orange and F-Secure can now offer a simple and effective solution, which ensures that all Orange UK?s smartphone users now have the possibility to protect their phones against harmful content.
Speaking about the deal with Orange, Risto Siilasmaa, President and CEO of F-Secure said: ?We celebrate Orange?s decision to work with F-Secure in providing an affordable and updateable mobile data security service for their subscribers. I am convinced that a subscription-based security service is the way forward for mobile operators and their customers in avoiding the kinds of problems we see today in the PC world. We look forward to expanding the service to other Orange countries in due course."
The Mobile Anti-Virus service will be available through Orange web services in August. Users can download it directly from the web to their phone and enjoy immediate protection against mobile malware. Other distribution methods are also being planned. Prospective users can enjoy a free one-week trial after which the cost is ?1.50 per month (approximately 2.20 EUR), which will be charged automatically from all subscribed users with premium SMS.
About F-Secure Corporation
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 Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom, 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/
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In May 2005, Orange gained the top ranking for customer satisfaction among mobile phone contract customers in the annual J.D.Power and Associates 2005 UK Mobile Telephone Customers Satisfaction Study. It is the seventh time Orange has been ranked top by the study. In October 2005, Orange won the Mobile Choice Consumer Awards - voted for by readers of Mobile Choice magazine ? for Best Network Operator for the fifth year running. In the same month, Orange also won Best International Mobile Operator at the World Communications Awards. The judges said: ?Orange is so solid, you cannot expect more.?
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