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About F-Secure


  • Founded in 1988 with circa 940 employees in 20 offices around the world, HQ in Helsinki Finland.
  • Protecting digital lives of consumers and businesses for over 25 years.
  • Listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.


F-Secure Quick Facts


25 years of security innovations - F-Secure celebrates its 25th anniversary
Younited by F-Secure launched – secure and fun online storage that integrates other popular cloud services such as Facebook, Dropbox or Picasa
F-Secure Freedome launched – empowers safe and anonymous surfing whilst teleporting you to many virtual locations to enjoy local online services
New password manager F-Secure Key launched. Key let's the user manage all credentials to the services she uses in a smart and easy way.


Christian Fredrikson starts as F-Secure President and CEO
Later in the year, European Commission Names F-Secure CEO to Board of New European Cloud Partnership.
F-Secure Client Security received AV-TEST Best Protection award


Mikko Hyppönen on a special cyber adventure. He travels to Pakistan to find the authors of the first PC virus (Brain) and gives a TED talk.

Pirkka Palomäki named "CTO of the year" by Technology Academy of Finland.

Operator growth continued; geographical expansion continued
F-Secure signed new large deals with AT&T and Telefonica
Cloud storage services gaining ground through the operator channel
New parental control features introduced in F-Secure Mobile Security
F-Secure Internet Security 2011 received Product of the Year Award by AV-Comparatives


Strong growth especially in operator channel continued
SaaS business model was the growth driver
Revenues in total grew by 8%


F-Secure acquires Steek SA, a leading European software provider for online storage and data management solutions to fixed line and mobile operators. The new unit is called Storage and Digital Content.
F-Secure was awarded the title of best Finnish listed company by economic daily Kauppalehti and bankign group OP-Pohjola.
F-Secure CEO Kimmo Alkio was awarded the title of best Finnish CEO of an IT company by Finnish financial analysts.


The company celebrates its 20th anniversary.
The real-time protection network, offering the fastest protection in the online world, is launched in F-Secure Internet Security 2009 and Client Security 8.
F-Secure Online Backup, offering unlimited online backup capacity for broadband users, is launched as a service through ISPs.


The company’s total revenue growth was a healthy 20%.
The security as a service concept is launched to business customers and consumers.


Strong growth and leadership continues in the global ISP data security market and the 100th Service Provider contract is signed with the Taiwanese online gaming house Gamania.
Frost & Sullivan give the market penetration leadership award to F-Secure.
F-Secure launched to the Asian market with offices in Singapore, India and Malaysia.
F-Secure Internet Security 2007 complete with new DeepGuard technology is launched.
Risto Siilasmaa cedes his position of CEO to Kimmo Alkio and takes the position of Chairman of the Board.


Turnover grows by 44% in 2005.
F-Secure is the first antivirus company to release rootkit detection technology, F-Secure Blacklight.
Mobile Anti-Virus is launched on the retail market.
The F-Secure Messaging Security Gateway appliance begins to tackle spam.


F-Secure is named the fastest growing listed antivirus company.
The company’s weblog is launched to report on data security events.
The company delivers
- the first mobile antivirus solution distributed by mobile phone manufacturer Nokia.
- the first mobile antivirus service available through mobile operator Elisa.  


F-Secure offers hosted security services with wireless connectivity and SMS updates and also delivers the first content security solution for wireless download systems.


F-Secure places strategic focus on antivirus.
The company
- receives its first FIPS 140-2 certification and delivers the first FIPS certified Pocket PC crypto library.
- launches its first antivirus product for mobile phones with the Nokia Communicator product family.
- delivers its first over-the-air updated antivirus product.


F-Secure  launches
- the first instant security alert service notifying pagers, PDAs and mobile phones of major virus outbreaks.
- the first Pocket PC encryption solution for stored e-mails, contacts and calendars.
- the first service provider platform for device-based antivirus and firewall services.


F-Secure enters the mobile security market


Data Fellows becomes F-Secure Corporation and is listed on the Helsinki Exchanges.


The company introduces the first heuristic virus scanner of Windows executables and launches the first integrated, policy managed security solution.


The company develops the first antivirus product with multiple virus scanning engines and the first proactive macro virus technology.


The President of Finland awards the company the Finnish Innovation Prize.
The company is awarded the European IT Grand Prize award.


The first on-access, real-time antivirus product for Windows desktops and laptops is launched.


Data Fellows set up the world’s First Computer Security Web Site complete with a comprehensive virus encyclopedia.


Data Fellows attends CeBit in Hannover, its first international fair. In the same year, the company launches its first centrally-managed antivirus solution.


The company launches its first major software development project and develops the first heuristic scanner for antivirus products.


F-Secure is first established under the name Data Fellows by Petri Allas and Risto Siilasmaa. Principle operations include training computer users and building customized database systems for industrial customers.