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F-Secure Online Backup – An Effortless Way to Make Backups and Share Content

Research shows that our consumers expect ease of use from their content backup solutions. The new version of F-Secure Online Backup responds to this need by taking usability to an entirely new level.

We all know that backing up files is important but few of us have the time and expertise to take care of what can be a very tedious and time-consuming task. The new version of F-Secure Online Backup takes away the worry of losing files and forgetting to make backups – for good. In fact, keeping everything securely backed up and sharing content like photos, music and videos has never been easier.

F-Secure Online Backup automatically makes backup copies of pictures, music and other important content saved on your computer and stores these backups on secure servers on the Internet. Backup occurs automatically whenever your computer is connected to the Internet and you can easily restore files, either automatically or by selecting the files you need. There is no limit on the amount of data* and regular email reports are sent on your backup status.

The backed up files can be securely accessed from anywhere with an Internet connection, and shared directly with friends or through Facebook and other social networking websites.
New, intuitive user interface

The new version of F-Secure Online Backup has a completely redesigned and intuitive user interface that also takes usability to a new level. It’s like having your own safe online datacenter for all your irreplaceable digital stuff. Online Backup offers a safer way to backup content than that provided by external hard drive or DVD, which like your computer can break or be stolen.

“The new F-Secure Online Backup offers an even more effortless way to make sure all your files and content are secure, accessible and ready to share. Just install and connect to the Internet and F-Secure Online Backup will take care of the rest. This new version also significantly improves the backup speed,” says Sebastian Neittamo, Solutions Manager from F-Secure.

Meeting genuine needs

In a survey completed by F-Secure** earlier this year, 93% of respondents agreed that preventing the loss of personal content was very important, while 63% communicated an appreciation for easy content sharing online. As such, Online Backup meets very genuine consumer needs.

In another F-Secure survey***, over 90% of respondents said that they think backing up files is at least as important as having an antivirus product on the computer. According to the survey, the most common way of backing up important files are external hard drives (54.4%), followed by online backup (24.3%) , DVD/CD/Blu-ray (4.6%) and Webmail (2.8%). A total of 14% of respondents said that they do not make any backups of their files. Over 77% of respondents also stated that they would like access to their backed-up data wherever they go.

F-Secure Online Backup has an easy to use web portal for managing all your backed up files and viewing photos and playing music and videos with the built-in media player. Sharing the content takes just a couple of clicks.
"Data security means more than just protection against malware. Any sensible data security strategy starts from backups. And to be safe, you need to have backups in a remote location. So why not back them up to our trusted cloud?" asks Mikko Hyppönen, Chief Research Officer at F-Secure.

Where to get F-Secure Online Backup?

You can get F-Secure Online Backup now at http://www.f-secure.com/en/web/home_global/backup/online-backup/trial or through F-Secure’s global operator partners. An automatic upgrade is provided to existing users of F-Secure Online Backup.

*F-Secure Online Backup backs up all the data on your computer’s hard disk. It’s not a storage solution for data that is not on your computer.

** F-Secure broadband subscriber survey, April 2011 (Brazil, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, 3,000 respondents in total).

*** The survey was carried out by F-Secure via SurveyGizmo during April 2011. A total of 609 respondents were solicited from around the globe through F-Secure’s Safe and Savvy blog.

F-Secure – Protecting the irreplaceableWhile 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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For more information, please contact

Anna Vuori-Karvia, Media Contact
Tel. +358 (0)40 159 9636
E-mail: anna.vuori-karvia@f-secure.com