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F-Secure Ships Symbian

F-Secure announced the mobile industry's first antivirus product for Symbian OS 9 platform

LAS VEGAS -- F-Secure® Corporation (HEX:FSC) today announced the mobile industry’s first antivirus product for Symbian OS 9 platform, which powers all Series 60 3rd Edition smartphones. Symbian is the world’s most common mobile phone operating system and runs on nearly 70 million smartphones worldwide.

F-Secure is showcasing its mobile security products in Booth #2333 at Interop, Las Vegas, May 2-5, 2006. More below pic of all Series 60 Symbian platform phones…

F-Secure Mobile Antivirus for Symbian OS 9 represents a first for F-Secure among its competitors to produce an antivirus product for this platform. Telecommunications company Nokia has already announced its intention to use Symbian OS 9 in all its forthcoming smartphone models and with this product release F-Secure is now able to protect the entire current and future Symbian OS 9 range. Other manufacturers using Symbian operating systems include Siemens, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, Panasonic and others.

Speaking about the new anti-virus product, Antti Vihavainen, Vice President, Mobile Security, Mobile Operator Sales said, “As mobile malware authors continue to increase their assault on the platform, Symbian has shown itself to be a large target because of its great popularity. While the Symbian OS 9 platform offers greater protection than its predecessors, ultimate security comes from the installation of a reliable updateable antivirus product such as that which F-Secure now offers.”

Vihavainen continued that F-Secure Mobile Anti-Virus will also incorporate, besides support in 27 languages, a next-generation scanning engine called Hydra 2 which makes it even more efficient at detecting viruses before they cause damage to a phone. Vihavainen also pointed out that F-Secure’s proactive and intelligent virus detection is able to catch most viruses even without the need for update.

With this release, F-Secure also introduces its new Delta Update feature into its mobile client solutions. This enables faster application updates by only updating the software elements that have changed since the last. This decreases the amount of transferable data and is more cost efficient for the end user.

F-Secure Corp.

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