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Data Fellows Joins the Microsoft Security Partners Program

First published: 17th December 1998

Helsinki, Finland, December 15, 1998-- Data Fellows, the global leader in developing data security software solutions, has been invited to join the Microsoft Security Partners Program.

The Microsoft Security Partners Program provides customers with the tools and information they need to establish, test and maintain effective information security for their computing infrastructure. The program brings together software manufacturers, security consultants and security trainers, making it even easier for customers to provide robust security in their Microsoft Windows NT operating system-based networks.

Three Data Fellows products are included in the Microsoft Security Partners Program. F-Secure Workstation Suite consists of malicious code detection and removal as well as unobtrusive file and network encryption, all integrated into a policy-based management architecture. F-Secure VPN+ provides a software-based, IPSec/IKE VPN solution scaleable for large corporate networks as well as remote and small office networks. F-Secure FileCrypto is the first and only product to integrate strong real-time
encryption directly into the Windows NT-based file system.

"Microsoft is pleased to include Data Fellows as part of its Security Partners Program," said Karan Khanna, Windows NT Security Product Manager at Microsoft Corp. "This program will help our mutual customers develop and deploy secure solutions built on the Windows NT platform."

"The relationship with Microsoft shows Data Fellows' commitment to improve the native security of standalone and networked computers with a comprehensive, centrally managed suite of security services," said Risto Siilasmaa, president and CEO of Data Fellows. "Data Fellows is committed to providing globally available seamless security for Windows users; security that is strong yet easy to manage and economical."

Data Fellows is one of the world's leading developers of data security products. The company develops, markets and supports anti-virus, data security and cryptography software products for corporate computer networks. The company has head offices in San Jose, California, and Espoo, Finland, and branch offices in Washington, DC, Calgary, London, Paris and Munich, as well as corporate partners, VARs and distributors in over 80 countries.

All F-Secure products will be integrated into the F-Secure Framework management architecture, which provides a three-tier, scaleable, policy-based management infrastructure which minimizes the costs of security management.

In addition to the products in the Microsoft Security Partners Program, the F-Secure product line also includes the following products. F-Secure Anti-Virus is the most comprehensive, real-time virus scanning and protection system for all Windows platforms. It utilizes multiple scanning engines, including F-PROT and AVP. F-Secure SSH provides secure remote login, terminal, and other connections over unsecured networks. It is the most widely used secure remote administration tool. F-Secure NameSurfer is the solution for remote Internet and intranet DNS administration. Its easy-to-use WWW user interface automates and simplifies DNS administration.

Data Fellows has customers in more than 100 countries. Its customers include many of the world's largest industrial corporations and best-known telecommunications companies, major international airlines, governments, post offices and defence forces, and several of the world's largest banks.

Data Fellows was named one of the Top 100 Technology companies in the world by Red Herring magazine in its September 1998 issue. Other commendations include the Virus Bulletin 100 % award (several times in 1998); Hot Product of the Year 1997 (Data Communications Magazine); and the 1996 European Information Technology Grand Prize.