Press Release:
Stinghorn and FRISK Software Enter Into a Strategic Partnership

3 February 2005

Oy Stinghorn Ltd., producer of information security management products, and FRISK Software International, developer of F-Prot Antivirus, have entered into a strategic cooperation agreement. F-Prot Antivirus has been integrated into Stinghorn Secure Business Suite (Stinghorn SBS) centralized data security management platform and compliments the Stinghorn SBS e-mail filtering service perfectly. The merging of the two products into one package provides customers with an information security management system offering unique and complete information security.

"We are very pleased to have entered into this strategic cooperation with Stinghorn," says Helen P. Brown, Account Manager at FRISK Software. "Because of this partnership and the distribution channels to which we will have access as a result, F-Prot Antivirus products will now reach completely new markets. Stinghorn SBS centralized management and installation system will allow a whole new group of users to enjoy the data security and the peace of mind that F-Prot Antivirus protection provides."

"This agreement represents an important stage in Stinghorn's plan to develop the Stinghorn SBS platform to serve an even broader group of customers. F-Prot Antivirus is the first third party application that has been added to the Stinghorn SBS management system. Because Stinghorn SBS is based on well tested standard solutions and offers high level information security services to end users, we need to have a reliable and experienced partner to provide excellent antivirus software. Development of antivirus products demands expertise and know-how that FRISK Software has acquired over more than twelve years of antivirus research and development. The combination of FRISK Software's F-Prot Antivirus products and Stinghorn SBS information security management system results in a unique and complete information security product suite. In the future, we shall increase the number of our own information security applications as well as third party applications", says Stinghorn's Product Manager Jukka Niiranen.


Stinghorn Secure Business Suite Stinghorn SBS

Stinghorn SBS is a high level network information security software tool whereby companies and service providers can protect their customers' networks with a firewall, connect their customers' different office locations securely to each other and offer antispam and antivirus e-mail filtering services.


FRISK Software's F-Prot Antivirus

F-Prot Antivirus provides protection against viruses, worms and other malware and includes heuristic behaviour detection of macro virus threats. F-Prot Antivirus also offers neural network based detection, as well as comprehensive and regular virus signature file updates providing protection against new malicious software threats that emerge every day.


Oy Stinghorn Ltd

Stinghorn is a world leading producer of virtualized and centrally managed information security software products, with headquarters in Finland. The company's products enable safe utilization of modern data communications networks in everyday business and also allow enterprises that cannot afford specialized IT staff to enjoy high-quality data protection.

Stinghorn offers its customers a high standard of information security, easy management of networks and their services and cost-efficient information security solutions. Stinghorn products enable any organization to implement its information security in a centralized manner or to outsource it to a service provider. Stinghorn products are available from selected Internet and network service providers.

For more information on Stinghorn please go to:
www.stinghorn.com


FRISK Software International

FRISK Software International, established in 1993, is a globally focused computer security company and a world leader in antivirus research and product development. FRISK Software produces the hugely popular F-Prot Antivirus products range. With the F-Prot AVES managed online e-mail security service aimed at filtering e-mail for viruses as well as spam, and F-Prot Antivirus products with advanced neural network and heuristic detection capabilities, FRISK Software International provides its customers with comprehensive computer security solutions. F-Prot Antivirus supports an exceptionally wide range of platforms and can therefore protect computer networks of any size, running on the majority of platforms.


For more information on FRISK Software and F-Prot Antivirus, please go to:
www.f-prot.com

More Information

More information and material is available from:
Oy Stinghorn Ltd
Eeva-Mari Karine, Communication Assistant
+358 (0)50 338 4236
eeva-mari.karine@stinghorn.com

FRISK Software International
Helen P. Brown, Account Manager
+354 540 7400
helen@f-prot.com

Commtouch® is a leading developer of anti virus software and anti spam filtering services. Commtouch's anti virus computer software, F-PROT Antivirus, is available for a number of operating systems such as Windows, Linux, BSD, Solaris, and AIX as well as the Microsoft Exchange groupware.

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