F-Prot Antivirus(TM) and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server - a Stable, Secure Combination

September 30, 2002

FRISK Software International, the developer of F-Prot Antivirus(TM), and SUSE Linux, jointly announced their partner relationship. The companies will collaborate on the development and certification of F-Prot Antivirus(TM) for the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server product line.

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FRISK Software International is SUSE Linux's first ever technology partner from the antivirus sector and is now at the forefront of antivirus security protection for Linux through this agreement with the Linux Experts.

"The organisational acceptance of Linux with our enterprise level customers is rapidly growing and those customers select F-Prot Antivirus? for our high-level of responsive antivirus security. The partner relationship with SUSE Linux gives enterprise customers what they want most today, stability and security" said Bjorg M. Olafsdottir, CEO of Frisk Software International.

"By becoming SUSE Linux Technology Partner, Frisk Software International can tap the tremendous potential of the Linux market," said Juergen Geck, VP Techology Partners at SUSE Linux. "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, together with F-Prot Antivirus(TM), provides outstanding reliability and maximum protection to our corporate customers."

The partner relationship creates huge opportunities for both companies since a 2001 survey of 800 North American and European companies found that 40% of the respondents were either using or testing Linux in their organizations, according to research firm IDC.

About FRISK Software International

FRISK Software International, established in 1993, is a globally focused computer security company and one of the leading companies in antivirus product development and research today. FRISK Software offers comprehensive computer security solutions to its customers by providing managed e-mail security services, including virus and spam filtering, and antivirus products with advanced neural network and heuristic detection capabilities. With support for Linux, BSD and Windows, FRISK Software International is able to protect computer networks of any size, running on diverse platforms. Visit www.f-prot.com for further information.

F-Prot Antivirus is registered trademark of FRISK Software International. SUSE is a registered trademark of SUSE Linux. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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