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F-Secure delivers fastest protection in the online world

F-Secure now delivers lightning fast online protection with its innovative family of security products for connected life. The new Wellbeing 2009 family of consumer IT security products launched today uses power of the network to block new, unknown threats in minutes – globally.
  • 04 September, 2008 16:50

<p>F-Secure Corporation’s Wellbeing 2009 family of consumer IT security products deliver the world’s fastest protection against new online threats and set new standards in Internet security. Introducing ground-breaking F-Secure DeepGuard™ 2.0 technology, which recognises both safe and malicious software instantaneously using a real-time protection network, F-Secure is now able to protect the online wellbeing of its customers better than ever before. Instead of just using one-way comparisons of a suspicious program against white lists and black lists, the F-Secure real-time protection network uses intelligent nodes with behavioural analysis capability to greatly increase the efficiency of this ‘in-the-cloud’ approach. Customers are protected with a service that is faster than anything seen before in blocking new threats, more accurate in identifying malicious software, and fully automated with no need for user attention.</p>
<p>DeepGuard is a behaviour based detection engine designed to block new malware from infecting a system by analysing how the file behaves when it is executed on the client computer.</p>
<p>DeepGuard 2.0 adds the real-time protection network capability to the local analysis. When a new potentially malicious program appears anywhere in the world, the first participating F-Secure protected computers that encounter it take a fingerprint of the file and instantly query F-Secure’s highly automated security labs to see if the file can be allowed to run.</p>
<p>It only takes fractions of a second to query the server for the status of a file and for DeepGuard to analyse the behaviour of the executable locally. For confirmed new threats, F-Secure Labs can now activate complete protection within 60 seconds for the whole global community of computers using DeepGuard™ 2.0 technology. In this way participating computers of the real-time protection network help provide information that instantly benefits the security of the whole community, bypassing the time it has traditionally taken to send out virus database updates.</p>
<p>“We're introducing another industry first with the real-time protection network that complements the traditional reactive and proactive technologies. It dramatically shortens the time it takes to protect our customers from the moment we find completely new malware,” says Pirkka Palomäki, Chief Technology Officer at F-Secure Corporation. “When our users customers try to execute run suspicious programs, the trustworthiness of such files is automatically queried from our servers – in fractions of a second. No other vendor has such ‘in-the-cloud’ protection for consumers deployed globally,” says Palomäki. “This is a great example of our continuous innovations in the fight against the increasingly professional online criminals, who are producing more targeted and previously unseen viruses at an unprecedented rate.”</p>
<p>F-Secure Wellbeing 2009</p>
<p>The F-Secure Wellbeing 2009 family is an advanced collection of security solutions that enables consumers to enjoy connected life to the full. The F-Secure Wellbeing 2009 family includes the following products and services:
- F-Secure Internet Security 2009
- F-Secure Anti-Virus 2009
- F-Secure Home Server Security 2009
- F-Secure Health Check
- Online Wellbeing portal</p>
<p>F-Secure Internet Security 2009 – fastest protection in the online world</p>
<p>F-Secure Internet Security 2009 sets new standards in quality of protection against the new online threats that are currently flooding the Internet and e-mails. Featuring F-Secure’s unique DeepGuard™ 2.0 technology that introduces the industry’s first real-time protection network, F-Secure Internet Security 2009 delivers the world’s fastest protection against new online threats.</p>
<p>In addition to providing an exceptional quality of protection, F-Secure Internet Security 2009 also includes significant performance improvements, being quicker than the competition* where it matters most for the user. Improvements include an easy automatic installation that only takes 90 seconds, as well as significantly faster boot-up, scanning and disinfection times. The improved Parental Control feature now also includes time lock options for ensuring that children’s online wellbeing can be controlled more comprehensively.</p>
<p>* Results based on test data from the independent testing organization (, July 2008, calculated against average performance of three major consumer security vendors.</p>
<p>Protective family of products</p>
<p>F-Secure Anti-Virus 2009 and F-Secure Home Server Security 2009 protect privacy and user content, keeping both adults and children automatically safe online. These products are easy and fast to install, and take up little of the computer’s system resources. F-Secure Anti-Virus 2009 also includes the unique DeepGuard™ 2.0 technology that constantly monitors the behaviour of programs running on a computer and provides instant network-based recognition of malicious programs.</p>
<p>F-Secure Health Check is a useful online tool that makes it easy to ensure all the software installed on the user’s computer is safely up-to-date. This tool is available free of charge on</p>
<p>The Online Wellbeing portal gives Internet users extra value for their data security investment by providing profiled content, security and product news, as well as easily accessible online tools:</p>
<p>Environmental responsibility</p>
<p>The new Wellbeing 2009 product packaging has a small ecological footprint thanks to the latest digital printing technology, logistical advances and 100% recyclable materials.</p>
<p>A track record of innovation and reliability</p>
<p>In 2008 F-Secure is proud to be celebrating 20 years of reliability as a security provider, having established a global reputation at the cutting edge of technological innovation and development through several industry firsts over the years. Tens of millions of people around the world trust F-Secure to protect their data at home, in the office and on their mobile devices.</p>
<p>About F-Secure Corporation</p>
<p>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 170 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. The company aspires to be the most reliable security provider, helping to make computer and smartphone users’ connected 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 OMX Nordic Exchange Helsinki 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</p>

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