Canada's leading rural broadband provider to offer subscribers
award-winning safety and protection against Internet-borne threats
MARKHAM, ON, Jan. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - F-Secure and Xplornet Communications Inc., Canada's leading provider of rural broadband services, today announced
that Xplornet Communications Inc. will offer F-Secure's Internet
Security services for PCs and Macs to its subscribers across Canada.
F-Secure's anti-virus program will help ensure that Xplornet's business
and residential customers have a reliable protection option from
viruses and other types of malware. Xplornet will be including the
Security Suite at no extra cost with some of its business packages, and
will offer it as an add-on for its residential packages.
Recent reports indicate cybercrime is continuing to proliferate and evolve to become
more difficult to detect than ever before. The Xplornet Internet
Security Suite, powered by F-Secure's award-winning technology, will
provide subscribers peace of mind by significantly reducing these
"Part of offering subscribers 'peace of mind' means selecting a security
suite that has received strong reviews by independent agencies," said
Avis Sokol, Vice-President of Marketing for Xplornet Communications
Inc. "Our key selection criteria were a solution that would offer a
robust protection and support a good online experience. F-Secure's
offering integrates seamlessly into our service, so that customers have
an option that doesn't require them to investigate third party
software. We want our customers to have the best and safest online
"With F-Secure's value-added services, Xplornet will be able to create
additional revenue streams and allow it to differentiate itself from
competitors, and thereby help grow its subscriber base," said Curtis
Cresta, general manager and vice president of F-Secure North American
operations. "Not only that - Xplornet's customers will benefit from our
comprehensive protection as online security threats continue to grow."
The F-Secure Internet Security Suite provides real-time protection
against viruses, worms, trojans, zero-day attacks, spyware, phishing
and other types of malware, and is tailor-made for operator
deployments. F-Secure delivers operators an outsourced, turnkey
solution managed in high-quality global hosting centers, providing
continuous support and smooth deployment, requiring only minimal
integration activities from the operator.
F-Secure - Protecting the irreplaceable
While you concentrate on what is important to you, we make sure you are
protected and safe online whether you are using a computer or a
Smartphone. We also backup and enable you to share your important
files. Our services are available through over 200 operators around the
world and trusted in millions of homes and businesses. Founded in 1988,
F-Secure is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.
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About Xplornet Communications Inc.
Headquartered in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Xplornet Communications Inc.
(formerly Barrett Xplore Inc.) is Canada's leading rural broadband
provider. We believe everyone should have access to the transformative
benefits of broadband, so we make our service available everywhere in
Canada, including the hard to reach places. We overcome the challenges
of Canada's vast geography through our deployment of Canada's first
national 4G network, which leverages both fixed-wireless towers on the
ground and next-generation satellites in space. Our customers live in
the farthest reaches of the country and just outside of major urban
centres, and through our coast-to-coast network of local dealers we
connect them to all that the Internet offers. Xplornet is high-speed
Internet - for all of Canada.
xplornet.com | twitter.com/xplornet | facebook.com/xplornet
SOURCE Xplornet Communications Inc.
For further information:
Jeff Hecker, Director, Marketing Communications and Public Relations
Xplornet Communications Inc.
LEWIS PR for F-Secure
+ 1 (415) 992-4400