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27.06.2005 – 14:07

Orange Communications SA

Orange Switzerland and F-Secure pilot antivirus service for mobile customers

Helsinki/Lausanne Orange Switzerland and F-Secure Corporation
[HEX:
FSC], a leading provider of antivirus and security software, are
beginning the pilot phase of an antivirus service for mobile phone
customers in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The antivirus service is
free until the end of September, it is easy to use and it is
available via the Orange World portal.
Orange customers with a Nokia 6600, 7610, 6670, 6260, 3230, 6630
or 6680 can try out the new mobile phone antivirus service right away
by accessing the Orange Internet portal on their mobile phone,
selecting the service and following the instructions. The service can
be used free of charge during the pilot phase until the end of
September. The only charge customers will incur is for data transfer,
and this will be a maximum of CHF 5. For customers subscribed to the
Express Option as an add-on service, the data transfer is also free
of charge.
Although mobile phone viruses, worms and the like are still a long
way from being as dangerous and widespread as those affecting PCs and
the Internet, the increasing number of viruses affecting mobile
phones is leading to a situation where private and business customers
require an effective security solution to protect their device from
this threat.
"It is one of our customers' most basic expectations that they
should feel secure when using mobile communication services. That is
why we have always protected the Orange network in accordance with
the latest, international standards. We recognise, however, that
there is a growing need to protect mobile devices from attacks. That
is why we have launched this pilot service with the F-Secure Mobile
Anti-Virus solution. Working together with F-Secure will provide us
with in-depth information on the easiest and most effective ways our
customers can protect themselves from security attacks," says Daniel
Hallen, Director Security & Risks at Orange Switzerland, explaining
the thinking behind this service.
"It is important that we draw mobile users' attention to the
security risks and the ways they can protect themselves in the mobile
domain. We need to do this today, before we are faced with a critical
security situation." We are delighted that Orange Switzerland shares
our view and is prepared to work with us on this pilot service,
enabling us to find out directly from the market how mobile phone
users behave towards mobile security. This provides both companies
with a solid base from which they can press ahead with further
developments," says Antti Vihavainen, Vice President of Mobile
Security, F-Secure Corporation, on the collaboration.
By using an innovative update system via the mobile network,
Orange and F-Secure can offer a simple and effective solution which
gives customers the peace of mind that their mobile phone is always
protected against harmful content. The success Internet service
providers have experienced with subscription security solutions for
PC security show that users prefer to subscribe to an antivirus
service rather than purchasing software the traditional way by way of
a licence.
About F-Secure
F-Secure Corporation is the fastest growing company globally in
the antivirus and intrusion prevention industry with more than 50%
revenue growth in the first nine months of 2004. F-Secure services
and software protect individuals and businesses against computer
viruses and other threats coming through the Internet or mobile
networks. Our key strength is our proven speed of response to new
threats.
Mobile security has been a focus area of F-Secure for years. The
company today has content security solutions available for both
mobile terminals and mobile infrastructure. F-Secure Mobile
Anti-Virus, which provides real-time, on-device protection for mobile
terminals, is the world's first mobile operator antivirus service.
F-Secure Mobile Anti-Virus is also available to phone users through
mobile phone manufacturers and F-Secure eStore.
Founded in 1988, F-Secure has been listed on the Helsinki Exchanges
since 1999. We have our headquarters in Helsinki, Finland, and
offices in the USA, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, the United
Kingdom and Japan.
About Orange Switzerland
Orange Communications AG, Lausanne, is 100 % owned by Orange
SA/France Telecom Group. On the 29th May 1998 the Federal
Communications Office (BAKOM) granted Orange a license to build and
operate an 1800 MHz GSM mobile network. On 29th June 1999 Orange
entered the Swiss market as a provider and its network now covers
almost 99% of the Swiss population. In December 2000 Orange acquired
one of the four UMTS licenses. At the end of 2004 Orange achieved a
total revenue of 1'288 million francs and earnings before interest,
tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of 395 million francs. By
the end of March 2005 Orange had 1'126'000 customers, had invested
over 3 billion francs and employs 1400 people. For more information
on Orange, go to http://www.orange.ch.

Contact:

Orange Communications SA
Therese Wenger
Orange +41/78/787'10'16
Tél. +41/21/216'10'16
Fax +41/21/216'10'15
E-Mail: therese.wenger@orange.ch
Internet: http://www.orange.ch

F-Secure Corporation
Matias Impivaara
Mobile +358/40/723-66-77
Tel. +358/9/2520-53-18
Fax +358/9/2520-5015
e-mail: matias.impivaara@f-secure.com
Internet: http://www.f-secure.com/wireless

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