Telecom Italia’s new F-Secure backed security service protects consumers’ smartphones, tablets and computers for a secure online life.

HELSINKI, FINLAND – June 3, 2014 — / — F-Secure has partnered with Telecom Italia, Italy’s leading operator, to offer multi-device security to all Telecom Italia’s consumer mobile customers. The new service, called TIMProtect, provides comprehensive protection while browsing and banking on computers and mobile devices. It also ensures safe browsing for children and protects mobile devices in case of loss or theft.

The partnership is a reflection of consumers’ multi-device lives. 89% of consumers use Windows computers, 16% Apple computers, 39% Android smartphones, and 22% Android tablets.* And according to F-Secure Labs, malware is continuing to evolve into ever more sophisticated forms, both on mobile devices and on computers. Mobile malware commonly attempts to profit on the backs of users by sending SMS messages to premium numbers or by diverting banking-related SMS messages.

“Operators need to move fast to serve the changing needs of the customers,” says Antonio Andrea Vaccarelli, responsible for Device and Service Development at Telecom Italia. “Thanks to the partnership with F-Secure, we can let our customers safely manage their smartphones and easily protect their children, guaranteeing secure access to all the services.”

“Online security isn’t just about protecting the home computer anymore,” says Samu Konttinen, Executive Vice President, Consumer Security at F-Secure. “Security needs to be flexible to adapt to people’s changing device needs. With our record of providing world-class security services, we are honored to partner with Telecom Italia to meet their customers’ needs and to promote digital freedom via a safe Internet to their customers.”

Based on F-Secure’s award-winning technology**, TIMProtect offers a complete range of security services through advanced technology and responds in real-time to online threats. It offers the ultimate protection against viruses, spyware, hacker attacks, and identity theft, while also blocking harmful web sites and online attacks when browsing the web.

*The F-Secure Digital Lifestyle Survey 2013 covered web interviews of 6,000 broadband subscribers aged 20–60 years from 15 countries: Germany, Italy, France, the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Finland, Poland, the USA, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Australia and Malaysia. The survey was completed by GfK, April 2013.

**F-Secure has won the Best Protection Award from the AV-TEST Institute for the past three years in a row.

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