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F-Secure teams-up with Sify to offer Data Security Solutions to Broadband Users in India

F-Secure and Sify logos Security company F-Secure has gotten into a partnership with India-based Sify Consumer Broadband. Under this association, data security will be offered to Sify subscribers, across India. Thanks to this move, F-Secure security services are now available to around 50% of the country’s broadband users via four of the leading Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the India.

An entire range of F-Secure’s award-winning security solutions will now be offered to Sify’s subscribers in the form of an integrated, easy-to-use and automatically updated package. The solutions include proactive protection through F-Secure’s innovative DeepGuard technology, parental control, along with protection against all of the current day’s data security threats, such as phishing, viruses, spyware, Trojans etc.

Speaking about the latest initiative, Jari Heinonen, Vice President, APAC for F-Secure said, “F-Secure has been developing its presence in the Indian market very systematically and this cooperation with Sify is critical for us. We can now offer the possibility to nearly 50% of the Indian broadband users to take advantage of the opportunities of the Internet safely. Our aim is to provide an easy and user-friendly experience for the subscribers without the hassle of keeping the security solution up to date.”

He continued, “We are very pleased to start working with Sify in this important value added service area. Our task, together with Sify, is also to educate the market regarding the best practices for protecting data and devices when using the Internet. It is very important that players like Sify encourage their customers to use a security solution that is very convenient as it is an integral part of their broadband service.”

Naresh Ajwani, President, Consumer Infrastructure & Operations, Sify stated, “We are very happy to offer F-Secure’s cutting edge solutions to our over 200,000 subscribers across India, so that they do not have to worry about losing their precious data or software. Sify believes in keeping customers ahead using technology to ensure that they have a safe, trouble free and empowered Internet experience at all times. This is a philosophy we share with F-Secure as a value that is intrinsic to good business, and we are happy to partner with them.”

The subscription fees of F-Secure’s security service will be included in the normal monthly internet bill issued by Sify. All the security solutions provided by F-Secure will be made available to Sify broadband customers by subscribing to the Sify Consumer Broadband service as an annual subscription. The service will be offered to the customers through Sify’s online portal.