San Jose, California – (The Hosting News) – May 9, 2006 – Server and Internet hosting provider, The Planet, one of the world’s largest and best known based in the United States, will add F-Secure antivirus solutions to its services portfolio.
According to F-Secure Corporation, The Planet will be the first to offer this security service in the US market. F-Secure’s security software is designed to protect The Planet’s Windows servers now and Linux servers shortly from such Internet threats as viruses, trojans, and worms. As a result, The Planet’s customers will be able to subscribe for a monthly fee to the antivirus services thus introducing a new level of data security to their online pursuits.
Curtis Cresta, Vice President and General Manager, North America of F-Secure Corporation commented, ”The Planet has demonstrated its continued commitment to offer a comprehensive suite of advanced security solutions to its customers and truly understands the nature of today’s complex and rapidly spreading Internet threats. We are pleased to partner with The Planet to enable them to offer their customers more reliable, robust, and high-quality protection on their hosting environment.”
the company, it hosts over 26,000 servers, is known within the industry for its high standards when providing security and professional services as well as meeting the demanding regulatory compliance requirements placed upon the hosting and managed services providers.
Jimmy Ruokolainen, Business Manager for Service Programs at F-Secure headquarters added, ”For F-Secure, as a global IT security vendor battling such threats as virus writers, botnet assaults, phishing scams and organized crime which target Information and Communication Technologies, it is a great time to join forces with such a high-standard and professional organization as The Planet. They certainly meet our high expectations as a Security as a Service partner.”
Martin Rosas, Sr. Director, Information Security at The Planet offered, ”F-Secure security solutions and services delivers the highest level of protection and the fastest response to malware threats and exploits. F-Secure’s state-of-the-art security technology coupled with its flexible business model clearly satisfied our need for a solid antivirus solution to elevate our current security portfolio. Now we are able to not only protect our customers’ servers from the end-point perspective against hackers and attackers, be even more so provide proactive measures against threats such as server hi-jacking and vulnerabilities in the operating system.”
The Planet has offered enterprise level hosting solutions for over ten years, with dedicated servers, co-location, Internet access, email and business continuance. In addition, advanced security, proactive monitoring, database administration, data storage, load balancing, and virtual private networks, are all managed through Orbit, The Planet’s customer portal.
F-Secure Corporation provides protection against computer viruses and other threats from the Internet and mobile networks. According to independent studies in 2004 and 2005, response time to new threats was significantly faster than major competitors. Solutions are available for workstations, gateways, servers and mobile phones. They include antivirus and desktop firewall with intrusion prevention, antispam and antispyware solutions, as well as network control solutions for Internet Service Providers.
Founded in 1988, F-Secure has been listed on the Helsinki Exchanges since 1999, and is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, with regional offices around the world. F-Secure protection is also available as a service through major ISPs, such as Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom, PCCW and Charter Communications. F-Secure also provides mobile phone protection provided through mobile operators, such as T-Mobile and Swisscom and mobile handset manufacturers such as Nokia.
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To learn more about The Planet, please visit: www.theplanet.com.