The Internet Service Provider Association (ISPA) held the 17th UK Internet industry awards on Thursday 2nd July at The Brewery in the City of London. The award ceremony was opened by none other than F-Secure’s chief research officer and world-renowned security expert, Mikko Hypponen.
F-Secure’s comprehensive security solution SAFE won the inaugural Security Award. SAFE was shortlisted alongside Memset, Censorset, Fido Net and Talk Straight.
SAFE is F-Secure’s flagship internet security product which works across PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets. It is the first consumer security service that allows complete management of family security across multiple devices from a simple, intuitive and self-service portal. It uses award-winning cloud-based scanning engines to ensure users stay safe online.
SAFE is more than just an anti-virus offering, as it also protects online banking and shopping through its Banking Protection feature and, for mobiles, it provides privacy features, as well as lock, wipe, locate and alarm. For families, there are advanced parental control settings that allows parents to define how much internet access children have, as well as which websites and apps they may use.
ISPAs panel judges cited the flexibility, portability and range of features, including banking, identity and virus protection SAFE offers makes it an excellent choice for ISPs and their customers.
F-Secure UK’s managing director Allen Scott said of the win, “As you can imagine, we are thrilled to have been selected by the judges for this award. We work closely with ISPs like Virgin Media, TalkTalk and Vodafone to provide our security products to their broadband subscribers. Keeping safe online is an important issue and this award is testament to the caliber of our product and the extra mile the team goes.”
Other big winners of the evening were the Rt. Hon. David Davis MP and Tom Watson MP – both won the F-Secure sponsored Internet Hero Award for their legal challenge to guarantee the privacy of their constituents and their effort to raise the level of debate in Parliament on communications data issues. While, the Home Secretary, Rt. Hon. Theresa May MP won the Internet Villain award for trying to undermine the basic constitution of the publics freedom to privacy, with the aim of implementing the Snooper’s Charter.
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