F-Secure Launches Radar, Instant Security Alert Service - Notifies Pagers, PDAs, Mobile Phones and More of Security Threats Tuesday 23 January 2001 PDF Print New Melissa Outbreak Failed to Surprise Initial Users Of F-Secure's New Early Warning System Jan. 23, 2001, F-Secure Corporation (HEX:FSC), a leading developer of centrally managed security solutions for the mobile, distributed enterprise, today announced an instant alert system that delivers critical and instant security notifications irrespective of location. F-Secure Radar will broadcast alerts about viruses, denial of service attacks, and other critical security issues to a wide variety of devices, including mobile phones, PDAs, and pagers, ensuring message delivery when it is most crucial. The service proved its worth to testers and pre-release customers last week, who were among the world's first computer users to be warned of the Melissa.W worm. "Time is of the essence when notifying key individuals of critical security incidents, like virus alerts and denial of service attacks. During past major virus outbreaks, like Melissa and LoveLetter, hours often meant the difference in saving millions in recovery costs and/or revenues," said Risto Siilasmaa, President and CEO of F-Secure Corporation. "In cases like these, response needs to be immediate. Furthermore, alerts need to be prioritized and easy to understand.With F-Secure Radar, our world renowned data security experts make sure that the most critical security alerts get delivered fast." Christian Christiansen, Vice President of Internet Infrastructure and Security Software at International Data Corporation (IDC) said, "F-Secure Radar is filling an important niche in the security market space at a reasonable cost. Behind F-Secure Radar is an expert threat analysis team that gives customers the confidence that they will be among the first to know about, and resolve, issues posed by viruses and other forms of malware." F-Secure Radar provides a flexible, scalable and reliable means of communicating critical security information 24x7 to all that need to have up-to-date information. As reported last week, after January 17, 2001, F-Secure started receiving reports about a new version of Melissa, this time spreading in a file called Anniv.doc. By January 19, F-Secure had received dozens of infection reports from various parts of the world, with the rate of infections increasing. A statement from F-Secure said at that time that "It now appears that this virus could become very widespread rapidly." For more information, refer to F-Secure's Website at: http://www.F-Secure.com/products/radar/ There, for $200.00, users can sign up for a year's subscription to F-Secure Radar, prioritize the security alerts they wish to receive, and choose which devices (pager, cell phone, fax, email, telephone, and SMS) they wish to receive those text and audio alerts. F-Secure UK contact: Jason Holloway, 01223 257747 email@example.com Press contact: Craig Coward, 01625 511966 About F-Secure Corporation F-Secure Corporation is a leading developer of centrally managed security solutions for the mobile, distributed enterprise. The company offers a full range of award-winning integrated anti-virus, file encryption, distributed firewall and VPN solutions. F-Secure products and the underlying policy management framework enable corporate IT departments as well as service providers to deliver Security as a Service(tm). For the end-user, Security as a Service is invisible, automatic, reliable, always on, and up-to-date. For the administrator, Security as a Service means policy-based management, instant alerts, and centralized management of a widely distributed user base. Founded in 1988, F-Secure is listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange [HEX: FSC]. The company is headquartered in Espoo, Finland with North American headquarters in San Jose, California, as well as offices in Canada, China (Hong Kong and Beijing), France, Germany, Japan, Sweden and the United Kingdom. F-Secure is supported by a network of VARs and Distributors in over 90 countries around the globe. The Edge Partnership (+44) 1625 511966 / 511967 (fax) This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Context PR in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.