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Security companies F-Secure and Whalebone have partnered to secure both fixed and mobile networks. The two companies will provide DNS protection for internet service providers to help them protect their users from threats.

Antero Norkio, Vice President of Solution Management at F-Secure, says the companies are working together to provide protection at three layers: device level, router level and network level. At the device and router level, F-Secure already offered F-Secure TOTAL and F-Secure SENSE. These services consist of, respectively, an endpoint protection package and security for routers provided by telecom providers.

Network-wide security

By adding Whalebone’s DNS network protection to these layers, F-Secure hopes to further increase the security of consumer networks. Websites deemed dangerous are blocked at the DNS level, so no device on the network can reach them.

Paid service by service providers

The idea of F-Secure and Whalebone is that DNS protection becomes a paid service that consumers can purchase from their internet service providers. According to a survey by F-Secure, conducted among 4,400 respondents in 11 countries, 79 percent of consumers consider the protection of their devices at home important or very important. 72 percent of respondents said they would be willing to pay for this protection.

New ways to keep customers happy

“We’re continually seeking new ways for our service provider partners to increase their revenue along with higher customer satisfaction and retention by elevating their brand as a trusted service provider”, said Paul Palmer, Vice President of Business Development, F-Secure. “We’ve seen consumer security reduce core business churn by up to 60%. Now with network security enabling easy adoption combined with our portfolio, we expect even better results for service providers and their customers.”

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