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F-Secure, Nokia and TeliaSonera join hands in mobile device management

Mobile devices with access to corporate data and Internet need to be protected against the constantly evolving security threats. This is driving the need for administrators to be able to remotely configure and manage mobile devices in the same way as desktop systems.
  • 18 September, 2008 09:35

<p>The leading players in their respective fields F-Secure and Nokia are bringing their solutions to Swedish-Finnish telecommunications and Internet service provider TeliaSonera in a new way, to facilitate effective mobile device management for the SME segment.</p>
<p>TeliaSonera will provide device management for SMEs as a hosted service for its enterprise customers in Europe. The Managed Device-solution combines the Nokia Intellisync Device Management platform and F-Secure Mobile Security solution, which together enable security for the company’s entire mobile fleet. TeliaSonera’s Managed Device concept will provide corporations with a solution to utilise the full potential of mobile devices and services in an easy-to-use package.</p>
<p>F-Secure Mobile Security ensures comprehensive mobile terminal protection with award-winning functionality and ease of use. The antivirus application shields the device against viruses, spyware, worms and trojans. Combined with real-time, on-device protection, these features ensure a carefree mobile computing experience.</p>
<p>The standard provided by the Open Mobile Alliance has been the cornerstone in enabling device management functionality in the F-Secure Mobile Security solution. F-Secure has worked for years to ensure that its Mobile Security solutions are compliant with this standard.</p>
<p>Nokia Intellisync Device management is a flexible and cost-effective over-the-air device management solution for remotely managing mobile devices in business environments. The solution supports both in-house IT and service provider deployment models. Nokia Intellisync Device Management allows IT administrators to remotely install, update and manage applications on mobile devices. F-Secure Mobile Security is integrated with Nokia Intellisync Device Management, enabling efficient provisioning and management of F-Secure’s solution for protecting mobile devices.</p>
<p>Commenting on the co-operation between F-Secure, Nokia and TeliaSonera, Samu Konttinen VP for F-Secure Mobile Solution Business said, “This co-operation enables improved mobile services for the SME segment as companies are facing a greater need to manage their employees’ devices, as well as the transfer of applications and data. It also creates synergies for all parties involved and shows that innovative business models can truly be beneficial and create added value for all parties involved.”</p>
<p>Lauri Immonen, Product Manager, Customer Network Security, Broadband Services from TeliaSonera from TeliaSonera said,“It is evident that the SME and Corporate segment need easy to use mobile solutions that are truly interoperable. Combined, the Nokia Intellisync Device Management and F-Secure Mobile Security solutions create the right platform that TeliaSonera will be able to bring to IT Managers in the SME &amp; Corporate segment, easing their worries about how to manage and secure mobile devices that are packed with mission-critical and company confidential information.”</p>
<p>”Nokia Intellisync Device Management allows the IT managers to control the flow of information to and from employees’ devices and the company server, as well as lock and wipe misplaced or stolen devices and removable media, protecting company assets,” said Tarmo Jukarainen, Director, Enterprise Software, Nokia Software and Services. “With a flexible solution that works with companies’ current and future IT investments, Nokia provides IT Managers with a cost-effective solution that’s designed for the way they work.”</p>
<p>To get your own free 7-day trial of F-Secure Mobile Security, without device management, please visit the F-Secure Mobile Portal under www.mobile.f-secure.com</p>
<p>About F-Secure Corporation</p>
<p>F-Secure Corporation protects consumers and businesses against computer viruses and other threats from the Internet and mobile networks. F-Secure’s award-winning solutions are available as a service subscription through more than 170 Internet service providers and mobile operator partners around the world, making F-Secure the global leader in this market. The solutions are also available as licensed products through thousands of resellers globally. The company aspires to be the most reliable security provider, helping to make computer and smartphone users’ connected lives safe and easy. This is substantiated by the company’s independently proven ability to respond faster to new threats than its main competitors. Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Finland, F-Secure has been listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange Helsinki since 1999. The company has consistently been one of the fastest growing publicly listed companies in the industry. The latest news on real-time virus threat scenarios is available at the F-Secure Data Security Lab weblog at http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/.</p>
<p>About Nokia</p>
<p>Nokia is the world leader in mobility, driving the transformation and growth of the converging Internet and communications industries. We make a wide range of mobile devices with services and software that enable people to experience music, navigation, video, television, imaging, games, business mobility and more. Developing and growing our offering of consumer Internet services, as well as our enterprise solutions and software, is a key area of focus. We also provide equipment, solutions and services for communications networks through the Nokia Siemens Networks.</p>
<p>About TeliaSonera</p>
<p>TeliaSonera provides telecommunication services in the Nordic and Baltic countries, in Spain and the emerging markets of Eurasia, including Russia and Turkey. We are the leading European provider of quality cross-border voice, IP and capacity services, provided through our wholly-owned international carrier network. In 2007, TeliaSonera's net sales amounted to SEK 96 billion, and at the end of December 2007 the total number of subscriptions exceeded 114 million in 18 countries. The TeliaSonera share is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange and the Helsinki Stock Exchange. Simplicity and service are important tools for us in creating profitable growth and value for our customers and shareholders. Read more at www.teliasonera.com</p>

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