STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Frontier Communications (NYSE:FTR, news, filings) announced today that its Frontier Secure suite of services received the F-Secure Excellence Award on May 7 during the Seventh Annual SPECIES Conference in Stockholm, Sweden. SPECIES is an executive worldwide event for F-Secure's Service Provider Partners and is designed to enable sharing of best practices in selling, promoting and customer activation of F-Secure Value Added Services. The Excellence Award highlights effort, imagination and success shown by F-Secure's worldwide partners in marketing Internet Security and Cloud solutions. Frontier Secure was selected by a committee from among a dozen finalists. The first prize won by Frontier Secure came with marketing funds of $32,500.
Frontier Secure provides Identity Protection, coverage for up to three computers against destructive viruses, spyware and other malware, unlimited cloud-based backup for valuable digital content, and 24/7 Premium Technical Support from 100 percent U.S.-based certified experts. This past February, F-Secure Internet Security 2013, which powers Frontier Secure Max Security, received the Best Protection Award by the AV-TEST Institute, an independent supplier IT Security and Antivirus Research services focused on the detection and analysis of the latest malicious software. F-Secure Internet Security 2013 ranked second and third in usability and repair, respectively. In a separate test, PCWorld gave Frontier Secure Max Security's provider, F-Secure Internet Security 2013, 4.5 out of 5 stars, calling it "first-rate protection" with a "user-friendly interface" and a "quick, painless installation." In PCWorld's real-world attack test, F-Secure Internet Security 2013 completely blocked 100 percent of attacks. In addition, its scanning speeds took second place in both "on-demand (manual) scan tests (1 minute, 16 seconds) and on-access (automatic) scans (3 minutes, 50 seconds)."
Frontier Secure's portfolio protects Consumers and Small Businesses digital lives and livelihoods with benefits including:
- Detecting and eliminating viruses, spyware, and other malware for up to three computers
- Blocking hackers with firewall protection
- Protecting against fraud and 'phishing'
- Offering personalized parental controls that let you decide when and where your kids surf the internet
- Guarding against dangerous downloads and sharing of unwanted personal information
- Authenticating shopping sites frequented by just about every user
"We are extremely pleased to award one of our top North American partners, Frontier Communications, the Species 2013 Excellence Award. From entries submitted around the world, this award acknowledges the effort and commitment Frontier has in our partnership and products," said Curtis Cresta, vice president and general manager of F-Secure North American operations.
Brent Heilman, Director, Frontier Secure, in accepting the Excellence Award on behalf of Frontier Communications, noted "cyber security is something all consumers — individuals and businesses — must be aware of around the clock. Frontier Secure is focused on protecting customers from cyber attacks. Its products and services take the worry out of being online, offering Internet Security, Backup & Sharing, Premium U.S.-based Tech Support and Identity Protection. Protecting the Internet is important at home and work and to public safety. F-Secure allows us to offer our customers comprehensive protection at a fair price and improve online safety and security"
About Frontier Communications
Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR) is an S&P 500 company and is included in the FORTUNE 500 list of America's largest corporations. Frontier offers broadband, voice, satellite video, wireless Internet data access, entertainment services like TumTiki.com, data security solutions through Frontier Secure, bundled offerings and specialized bundles for residential customers, small businesses and home offices and advanced communications for medium and large businesses in 27 states. Frontier's approximately 14,400 employees are based entirely in the United States. More information is available at www.frontier.com.
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