F-Secure's Advanced Web Security Solution For Enterprise
As part of its new approach to cyber security, F-Secure has released an endpoint security solution that includes new web security features plus a redesigned management portal that’s much more efficient for administrators. The company claims this is the only solution in the market at present with centrally managed computer, mobile and server security with integrated patch management and mobile device management. The new offering, known as Protection Service for Business is a hosted solution, and therefore businesses do not need to invest in server hardware and with minimal maintenance, companies can spend their valuable time focusing on their core competencies.
Crypto-ransomware that encrypts data and locks systems increased significantly in 2015, according to F-Secure’s latest Threat Report, and is prominent this year in hacks of hospitals and other organizations. Cyber security incidents in general are grabbing headlines daily, affecting small business to major corporations. In 2015, businesses experienced 38% more security incidents than in 2014, and theft of hard intellectual property increased 56%. The endpoint is the easiest place for attackers to penetrate a business network, making it imperative that businesses use best-in-class endpoint security as part of their overall security strategy.
The Helsinki-based security firm said earlier this year that it plans to growth aggressively in India by focusing on the corporate and SMB market. At its annual event in New Delhi in January, the President and global CEO at F-Secure Corporation, Christian Fredrikson told CXOtoday, “We have been in India for 10 years. India is a rapidly growing market with so many activities happening, especially in recent months, with the government’s Digital India initiatives shaping up and the expansion of SMBs and startups. All these segments require strong security solutions and consultations – these are our area of focus.”
The company also said it is expanding into Content Cloud space. It is offering tremendous opportunities for operators and their customers in providing a compelling range of solutions that are tailored to the needs of the Operator Community and this goes beyond Internet security.
“In lines with its growth plans, the new Protection Service for Business, will be offered as a managed service through reseller partners, introduces a completely redesigned cloud-enabled management portal that’s much more intuitive to use. Customers and partners will notice quicker, more efficient management, with better user flows and fewer clicks. The new Windows client supports Windows 10 and Device Guard, the new Mac client supports El Capitan, and new features bring enhanced security and control,” the company said.
F-Secure’s endpoint solution is part of a holistic cyber security portfolio that covers the full spectrum of services: Predicting possible threats, preventing attacks, detecting threats already in the network, and responding to security incidents with forensics and cleanup. Protection Service for Business is part of the prevention and detection stages. It employs several different layered technologies to proactively defend against both existing and emerging cyber threats. After being positioned as a Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms, F-Secure’s update of Protection Service for Business further distinguishes it in the market.
“Our approach with Protection Service for Business is based on the fact that there is no one silver bullet to keep a business safe,” said Samu Konttinen, Executive Vice President, Corporate Security at F-Secure. “There is not just one technology that will do the job every time. Cyber threats use various attack methods and vectors, and businesses need a host of technologies that work together, backing each other up to protect the enterprise. With Protection Service for Business, all the components are together in one package.”
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