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Leading Security Vendor Uses MySQL Enterprise Monitor To Serve Millions of Customers per Day

London -- October 16, 2007 -- MySQL AB, developer of the world’s most popular open source database, today announced that leading Internet and mobile networks security provider F-Secure has signed a MySQL Enterprise Unlimited contract for extensive use of MySQL as its backend database for its security offerings. This morning’s announcement was made at the annual MySQL Northern Europe Customer Conference in London.

MySQL Enterprise is used as the backend database for security services delivered to millions of people daily. “We are committed to delivering an instant security response in all situations,” said Antti Luostarinen, Production Manager at F-Secure. “The dashboard of the MySQL Enterprise Monitor provides excellent performance and resource usage monitoring for our purposes -- while the small footprint of the MySQL Enterprise Server brings us advantages when utilizing virtualization in multiple instance environments."

F-Secure’s award-winning solutions are available as a service subscription through more than 150 Internet service providers and mobile operator partners around the world, making F-Secure a global leader in this highly-competitive market. MySQL Enterprise has proven to be an ideal backend database for F-Secure primarily due to the cost-effectiveness of the enterprise-level platform, the high level of support from MySQL AB, and the underlying open standard.

“We are delighted to see a world-leading security solutions supplier like F-Secure expand its commitment to our technology via MySQL Enterprise Unlimited,” said Richard Mason, MySQL AB’s vice president of EMEA. “Our MySQL Enterprise Monitor acts as a ‘virtual DBA assistant’ -- specifically designed to warn about security vulnerabilities and other potential problems before they can have a serious impact on critical production systems.”

About F-Secure

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 150 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. F-Secure has received the Frost & Sullivan 2007 award for Distribution Strategy Leadership. The company aspires to be the most reliable security provider, helping make computer and smartphone user’s networked 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 Helsinki Exchanges 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 http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/.

About MySQL

MySQL AB develops and supports a family of high-performance, affordable database products. The company’s flagship offering is 'MySQL Enterprise’, a comprehensive set of production-tested software, proactive monitoring tools, and premium support services.
MySQL is the world's most popular open source database software, with over 11 million active installations. Many of the world's largest and fastest-growing organizations use MySQL to save time and money powering their high-volume Web sites, business-critical systems and packaged software -- including industry leaders such as Yahoo!, Alcatel-Lucent, Google, Nokia and YouTube.
With headquarters in the United States and Sweden -- and operations around the world -- MySQL AB supports both open source values and corporate customers' needs.

For more information about MySQL, please visit www.mysql.com.

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Monique Chambers
Devonshire Marketing
0207 871 2781
monique@devonshiremarketing.com

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