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January 17, 2000: F-Secure Corporation, and Stonesoft Corporation today
announced that the StoneBeat SecurityCluster, scalable load-balancing and
highly available software,
now supports F-Secure's Anti-Virus for Firewalls and Anti-Virus for

SecurityCluster allows the continuous availability of the content
by forming a scalable cluster of interconnected systems. The systems act
a single cluster, ensuring constant protection and eliminating downtime.

F-Secure Anti-Virus products provide defense against viruses and malicious
code, ensuring system availability and data integrity. They provide
daily anti-virus updates that are delivered automatically and
to site-based and mobile workers.

Together, StoneBeat SecurityCluster and F-Secure Anti-Virus protect
businesses and their mission-critical Internet operations from downtime.

Finnish software company Stonesoft is a leading supplier of
scalable, high-availability solutions for Internet and e-commerce
Its StoneBeat product family enables mission-critical operations on the
Internet, and includes StoneBeat SecurityCluster.

F-Secure, a leading provider of security for mobile, distributed
offers a full range of award-winning, integrated anti-virus, file
encryption, distributed firewall and VPN solutions for workstations,
servers, gateways and mobile devices. F-Secure products are uniquely
for delivery of Security as a Service(tm), which provides invisible,
reliable, continuous, and up-to-date security for the most widely
distributed user base. Whether provided by corporate IT or delivered by
service providers, F-Secure solutions extend policy-based security and
instant alerts to all devices where information is created, stored or

End-users of F-Secure solutions include such prominent names as Yahoo,, Nokia, Ericsson, IBM, Cisco, and Siemens AG.

F-Secure's President and CEO, Risto Siilasmaa commented: "We are delighted
to be able to offer F-Secure customers even better security through the
integration of Stonesoft's StoneBeat SecurityCluster with our Antivirus
products for Firewalls and Internet Mail. This forms a natural element of
our 'Security as a Service' approach".

Jukka Tapaninen, Stonesoft'sVice President Marketing, added: ""Stonesoft
sees this as another step toward our mission to provide high availability
for all kinds of network soltuions. SecurityCluster already provides
scalable high availability solutions for the industry's top security
solutions, so Stonesoft is very happy to add F-Secure's products to this

About StoneBeat SecurityCluster

StoneBeat SecurityCluster, as a part of the StoneBeat product family,
addresses the five issues most critical to online operations -
load balancing, fault tolerance, online maintenance and transparency.
StoneBeat SecurityCluster enables constantly available virus protection,
offering continuous protection.

Other products in the range are StoneBeat FullCluster for FireWall-1,
StoneBeat FullCluster for Raptor, FullCluster for Gauntlet, StoneBeat HA
FireWall-1, StoneBeat WebCluster, StoneBeat CacheCluster and StoneBeat

For more information about Stonesoft Corporation and its products, please

For further information please contact:

F-Secure Corporation

Mikael Albrecht, Product Manager

PL 24

FIN-02231 Espoo

Tel. +358 9 2520 5640

Mobile +358 40 5509 349

Direct Fax: +358 9 2520 5001


The Edge Partnership

(+44) 1625 511966 / 511967 (fax)

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