F-Secure unveils updated security suite

New version offers improved scanning and a better user experience according to company.

F-Secure logo

F-Secure has announced Internet Security 2010, an updated version of its popular security suite.

The company said that the new suite offers enhanced detection techniques using cloud-based technology, more secure browsing, and an improved user experience.

The cloud based element is provided by its Real-Time Protection Network', which uses F-Secure's DeepGuard technology to compare any file launched on a system against a database hosted on F-Secure's servers.

F-Secure's technical manager Leslie Forbes said this process took only 70-100 milliseconds. "It's amazingly fast", he said. When users are offline, the system defaults to a local sandbox' scanning method. "It's like having a virus lab with you all the time."

Forbes also said that the new 2010 version was less resource hungry than the previous version and its competitors, making it suitable for use with netbooks or low spec systems.

UK country manager Pekka Metala, admitted that having had great success as the default security suite provided with many European ISPs, for now, F-Secure was mainly targeting the consumer market.

"We're not just an enterprise company any more", Metala said. However, he assured IT PRO that it was not abandoning the business market and that where relevant the new technology in the 2010 suite would be applied to its enterprise products.

"We have lots of legacy public sector customers, and we're going to continue to support them."

The suite will be available for download on 3 September for 39.95 for a three user pack, or 19.95 for a single user. It is available for Windows XP, Vista and 7.

When asked by IT PRO, Forbes hinted that a Mac version was also on the way, but no date was provided.

Back in February, F-Secure's own internal servers were hit by an SQL injection attack, though the company deemed the attempted hack to be only "partially successful".

Featured Resources

Navigating the new normal: A fast guide to remote working

A smooth transition will support operations for years to come

Download now

Leading the data race

The trends driving the future of data science

Download now

How to create 1:1 customer experiences at scale

Meet the technology capable of delivering the personalisation your customers crave

Download now

How to achieve daily SAP releases

Accelerate the pace of SAP change to support your digital strategy

Download now

Recommended

Your essential guide to internet security
Security

Your essential guide to internet security

23 Sep 2020
How to enable private browsing on any device
privacy

How to enable private browsing on any device

22 Sep 2020
Third-party apps are tracking your WhatsApp activity
social media

Third-party apps are tracking your WhatsApp activity

21 Sep 2020
Ransomwiz lets you test your security with simulated ransomware
ransomware

Ransomwiz lets you test your security with simulated ransomware

21 Sep 2020

Most Popular

16 ways to speed up your laptop
Laptops

16 ways to speed up your laptop

16 Sep 2020
16 ways to speed up your laptop
Laptops

16 ways to speed up your laptop

16 Sep 2020
Windows Server flaw sparks emergency US gov warning
vulnerability

Windows Server flaw sparks emergency US gov warning

21 Sep 2020