(“Nokia's software architecture team has joined forces with F-Secure, the security vendor, in a bid to combat a surge in mobile malware … The joint venture between Nokia Solutions & Networks and F-Secure will be of benefit to both tablet and handset vendors in developing integrated security and anti-malware product software”.)
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“F-Secure, a Helsinki-based maker of security software, first encountered Turla last year while investigating organizations attacked, according to chief research officer Mikko Hypponen. He also declined to name victims. "While it seems to be Russian, there is no way to know for sure," said Hypponen … Hypponen said Agent.BTZ was initially found in a military network of a European NATO state in 2008, but gave no details. F-Secure is credited with naming that piece of malware in 2008, though researchers believe it was created already in 2006”.
2 months have flown by already for 2014 and the UK office say hello to a little bit more sunshine for March! A new month means a new picture theme here on scoop.it and of course, brand new coverage! Here is F-Secure UK & Ireland coverage from 3rd March.
“On Friday, the company also announced partnerships with game developer Rovio and security vendor F-Secure. Rovio is developing an Angry Birds smart cover with exclusive content, but exactly what that entails won't be announced until the second quarter. The deal with F-Secure will give users integrated access to the hosted storage service Younited, which the security company pitches as a safer alternative to Dropbox and Microsoft's OneDrive.”
New smartphone OS flags will fly at Mobile World Congress
“Highlights from NSN include new software for LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation (CA) deployments and enhanced inter-cell interference coordination (eICIC) for micro and pico base stations. It has released 3D planning tools to help with heterogeneous network (HetNet) optimisation and 'Mobile Guard', a security solution developed with input from malware specialist F-Secure that can spot unusual traffic patterns, block infected services, and notify affected users, even those without antivirus software installed on their device”.
IT Briefing.net/PR News Wire
Nominum Launches Applications to Power In-browser Marketing and Communication Channel for CSPs
“Nominum has collaborated on N2 Engage with industry partner, leading consumer security software vendor F-Secure, to provide comprehensive malware protection to consumers. "Nominum's in-browser messaging provides an alternative and more efficient method for CSPs to communicate with their subscribers. For our business, that means CSPs can message interested subscribers about our network and client security offerings improving customer satisfaction and reducing call volumes attributed to security-related issues," stated Pekka Mettala, F-Secure's VP Operator Channel Development”.
("Informa’s Mobile Operators’ Consumer Mobile Security Strategies report found that mobile operators are partnering with security software providers to provide their subscribers with parental control capabilities, as well as protection against threats such as malware, phishing, fraud, spam and the theft or loss of their device. For example, Tier-1 operators such as Vodafone, Orange and Telefonica are partnering with vendors such as McAfee, Lookout Mobile Security and F-Secure, in multiple markets.”)
SC Magazine UK
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(“Between the fireweall and System guard, Outpost caught almost all of the leak tests. ZoneAlarm Internet Suite 2013 detected every single one, as did F-Secure Internet Security 2014.”) - (“Among products tested with the same malware collection, VIPRE Internet Security 2014 did best, with a perfect 10 points. F-Secure Internet Security 2014, Avira Ultimate Protection Suite (2014), and several others managed 9.4 points.”)
(“What we've brought to the market is a solution together with F-Secure where we install a virus scanning engine in the network, not in real time data traffic flow but in control traffic so it is not blocking.”)
(Mention of F-Secure partnership with Jolla smartphone maker): “Users will also have access to personal cloud storage, provided by F-Secure and the Jolla team are already exploring ways to integrate Sailfish OS with hardware from other OEMs and ODMs internationally”.
Jolla announces Sailfish OS 1.0, says Android love-fest soon to come
(Mention of F-Secure partnership with Jolla smartphone maker): In the months since its public launch, Jolla has been lining up partnerships with companies to support its phones and Sailfish OS. F-Secure will soon offer Jolla customers gigabytes of cloud storage through its younited service, while Tieto will offer Sailfish OS integration services to OEMs.
Computer World UK/Tech World/PC Advisor
New smartphone OS flags will fly at Mobile World Congress
“On Friday, the company also announced partnerships with game developer Rovio and security vendor F-Secure. Rovio is developing an Angry Birds smart cover with exclusive content, but exactly what that entails won't be announced until the second quarter. The deal with F-Secure will give users integrated access to the hosted storage service Younited, which the security company pitches as a safer alternative to Dropbox and Microsoft's OneDrive”.
(“The idea that the Olympics could provide a platform for the spread of malware goes back to the earliest days of the web. Anti-virus company F-Secure pointed this out last week by reprinting an article from a 1994 edition of Virus Bulletin magazine.”)
New network-based security solution from NSN helps protect smart device users against malware #MWC14
(“At the top of the pile came BitDefender and Kaspersky, scoring perfectly in all three categories. Both security suites, which require payment, received 18 out of 18. Avira Internet Security 2014 and F-Secure Internet Security were in hot pursuit, scoring 17.5 and 16 respectively.”)