June 9, 2005
F-Secure Expands Operations and Opens a Branch Office in Poland
F-Secure, the worlds fastest growing publicly listed company in the antivirus and intrusion prevention industry, announced today the opening of its branch office in Poland and the appointment of Michal Iwan as its Distribution and Partner Channel Manager. Iwan will be responsible for promoting F-Secure products and increasing the companys share in the Polish market,as well as for supporting and developing the partner channel.
Poland shows enormous potential, and is now perceived as a mature market which requires superior technology in a variety of areas, including security, said Iwan,. Our goal is to provide Polish customers with high quality solutions and world-class service. We plan to strengthen the partner and distribution channels by expand-ing partnership initiatives and education, also for end-users.
Poland is an interesting market with great growth potential and has been selected as one of F-Secures focus countries for investment in Europe. In addition to the opening of the branch office, these investments mean e.g. increasing F-Secures visibility in local media, providing localized products and offering Polish end user support, said Mr. Juha Ollila, Country Group Director, F-Secure Corporation.
F-Secure products and services are sold through the companys network of channel partners. Currently F-Secure has 100 active resellers for its corporate and consumer solutions in the Polish market. Michal Iwan, F-Secure Polands Partner and Distribution Channel Manager, has long-term experience in selling antivirus software. Between 2000 and 2004, he held the position of Product Manager for storage at Vera-comp S.A., where he was responsible for managing such brands as Com-puter Associates, F-Secure and Tandberg Data. His achievements include establishing F-Secures reseller channel in Poland and gaining a major market share for the brands he was managing. Michal Iwan graduated from the Krakow University of Economics.
About F-Secure Corporation
F-Secure Corporation is the fastest growing publicly listed company globally in the antivirus and intrusion prevention industry with more than 50% revenue growth in 2004. F-Secure services and software protect individuals and businesses against computer viruses and other threats coming through the Internet or mobile networks. Our award-winning solutions include antivirus and desktop firewall withintrusion prevention, antispam and antispyware solutions. Our key strength is our proven speed of response to new threats. For businesses our solutions feature a centrally managed and wellintegrated suite of solutions for workstations and servers alike. Focused partners offer security as a service for those companies that do not wish to build security expertise in-house. Founded in 1988, F-Secure hasbeen listed on the Helsinki Exchanges since 1999. We have our headquarters in Helsinki, Finland, and offices in France, Ger-many, Italy, Japan, Norway, Poland, Singapore, Sweden, the United King-dom and USA. F-Secure is supported by a global ecosystem of service partners, value added resellers and distributors in over 50 countries. F-Secure protection is also available through mobile handset
manufacturers such as Nokia and as a service through major Inter-net Service Providers, such as Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom and Charter Communications. The latest real-time virus threat scenario news are available at the F-Secure Antivirus Research Team weblog at
For further information
Juha Ollila, Country Group Director
Tel +358 9 2520 5200
Fax. +358 9 2520 5001
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