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TDS Telecom Rolls Out F-Secure's Online Backup Service

Cliff Boodoosingh, Editor-in-Chief on December 02, 2011
Online Backup Adds to F-Secure's Award-Winning Internet Security Value-Added Service Offered to TDS Broadband Subscribers

SAN JOSE, CA,  Dec. 01, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- F-Secure and TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS) today announced a partnership to deliver F-Secure's Online Backup service to TDS' broadband customers in regions across the U.S. F-Secure's Online Backup, which provides subscribers with a secure way to save, share and access their irreplaceable media from any device, rounds out TDS' value-added service package which already includes F-Secure's Internet security solution.

As digital content proliferates, personal computers and Macs are increasingly serving as storage devices for important personal files, such as photos, video, documents and music. In order to ensure this data is protected in the event of a hard drive failure, disaster or other significant event, consumers need a reliable, secure solution for keeping these files safe.

F-Secure's Online Backup service, which replaces Carbonite, TDS' current online backup solution, facilitates the storing of this content in the 'cloud.' This allows TDS subscribers to conveniently access their digital media from any device with an Internet connection. Online Backup also offers unlimited storage capacity so users can have one convenient home for all of their most important files, and it enables easy sharing of this content with friends and family via social media sites.

"We are constantly searching for innovative new solutions for our customers, while also improving our bottom line," said Matt Apps, Consumer Internet Product Manager. "With the addition of Online Backup, F-Secure is playing a key role in this quest. Combined with TDS Internet Security, F-Secure's award-winning Internet security solution, Online Backup allows us to offer TDS subscribers a service package that keeps them -- and their data -- safe and secure."

"We're pleased to be working with TDS to provide its subscribers with valuable online services and to help them get the most out of their digital lives," said Curtis Cresta, vice president of F-Secure North American operations. "We're confident that Online Backup, in addition to our security offering, will not only provide TDS subscribers with an effective way of protecting their valuable content, but will also offer TDS a superior method of driving revenue and reducing churn."

F-Secure - Protecting the irreplaceable While you concentrate on what is important to you, we make sure you are protected and safe online whether you are using a computer or a smartphone. We also backup and enable you to share your important files. Our services are available through over 200 operators around the world and trusted in millions of homes and businesses. Founded in 1988, F-Secure is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. | |

About TDS Telecom TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS(R)) is the seventh largest telecom provider in the U.S. For more than 40 years, the company has been connecting people with high-speed Internet, phone, and TV entertainment services in hundreds of rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities across 30 states. Today, TDS has more than 1.1 million equivalent access lines in service and 2,700 employees. Business customers select from the latest technologies, including: VoIP (managedIP) phone service, dedicated Internet, data networking, and hosted-managed services. | |

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