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Xplornet Chooses F-Secure to Offer Affordable Online Protection to Subscribers

Canada's Leading Rural Broadband Provider to Offer Subscribers Award-Winning Safety and Protection Against Internet-Borne Threats (January 10, 2012)

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/10/12 -- F-Secure and Xplornet Communications Inc., Canada's leading provider of rural broadband services, today announced that Xplornet Communications Inc. will offer F-Secure's Internet Security services for PCs and Macs to its subscribers across Canada. F-Secure's anti-virus program will help ensure that Xplornet's business and residential customers have a reliable protection option from viruses and other types of malware. Xplornet will be including the Security Suite at no extra cost with some of its business packages, and will offer it as an add-on for its residential packages.

Recent reports indicate cybercrime is continuing to proliferate and evolve to become more difficult to detect than ever before. The Xplornet Internet Security Suite, powered by F-Secure's award-winning technology, will provide subscribers peace of mind by significantly reducing these malicious threats.

"Part of offering subscribers 'peace of mind' means selecting a security suite that has received strong reviews by independent agencies," said Avis Sokol, Vice-President of Marketing for Xplornet Communications Inc. "Our key selection criteria were a solution that would offer a robust protection and support a good online experience. F-Secure's offering integrates seamlessly into our service, so that customers have an option that doesn't require them to investigate third party software. We want our customers to have the best and safest online experience possible."

"With F-Secure's value-added services, Xplornet will be able to create additional revenue streams and allow it to differentiate itself from competitors, and thereby help grow its subscriber base," said Curtis Cresta, general manager and vice president of F-Secure North American operations. "Not only that -- Xplornet's customers will benefit from our comprehensive protection as online security threats continue to grow."

The F-Secure Internet Security Suite provides real-time protection against viruses, worms, trojans, zero-day attacks, spyware, phishing and other types of malware, and is tailor-made for operator deployments. F-Secure delivers operators an outsourced, turnkey solution managed in high-quality global hosting centers, providing continuous support and smooth deployment, requiring only minimal integration activities from the operator.

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 Xplornet Communications Inc.
Headquartered in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Xplornet Communications Inc. (formerly Barrett Xplore Inc.) is Canada's leading rural broadband provider. We believe everyone should have access to the transformative benefits of broadband, so we make our service available everywhere in Canada, including the hard to reach places. We overcome the challenges of Canada's vast geography through our deployment of Canada's first national 4G network, which leverages both fixed-wireless towers on the ground and next-generation satellites in space. Our customers live in the farthest reaches of the country and just outside of major urban centres, and through our coast-to-coast network of local dealers we connect them to all that the Internet offers. Xplornet is high-speed Internet -- for all of Canada. | |

Media Inquiries:

Jeff Hecker
Director, Marketing Communications and Public Relations
Xplornet Communications Inc.
(905) 944-7969

Jennifer Kutz
LEWIS PR for F-Secure
+ 1 (415) 992-4400
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