F-Secure is today announcing a sharpened strategy focused on meeting the cyber security needs of midmarket companies and on continuing to accelerate F-Secure’s strong growth. This includes the elevation of new roles to the company’s Leadership Team.
“Our growth strategy is to provide best-in-class solutions for cyber threat prevention and detection needs combined with security advisory and risk management services to midmarket and selected industry verticals,” said Samu Konttinen, F-Secure CEO. “Our growth is currently outpacing the market, but we want to grow even faster. We aim for an organizational structure that will help us best execute our strategy. These changes will produce a simpler organizational structure to better serve the customers.”
F-Secure began its transformation from a traditional antivirus vendor into a full-fledged cyber security company in 2015. Since then it has acquired cyber security consulting companies, and expanded its product and services portfolio with detection and response capabilities. F-Secure continues its transition by focusing on serving midmarket companies via F-Secure’s growing network of channel partners. To accelerate its execution, F-Secure’s new organization will have its B2B security business moving from two business units in to a functional organization that elevates the key areas to the Leadership Team and removes organizational layers. Consumer cyber security will continue in a business unit of its own. The new structure will consist of Enterprise & Channel Sales led by Juha Kivikoski, Cyber Security Products & Services led by Jyrki Tulokas, Marketing & Communications led by Jyrki Rosenberg, Security Research & Technologies led by Mika Ståhlberg, Information & Business Services led by Jari Still, Strategy & Corporate Development (Samu Konttinen as acting lead), HR & Office Services led by Mari Heusala, Finance & Supporting Services led by Eriikka Söderström, and Consumer Cyber Security Business Unit led by Kristian Järnefelt.
Juha Kivikoski will join F-Secure on March 1, 2018. Juha is an industry veteran having previously served as Managing Director at Dusting Finland, Vice President Sales at McAfee/Intel Security, COO at Stonesoft, and has held several senior leadership positions at huge technology companies including Siemens and Cisco Systems.
“In a complex market where change is the only constant, our experience and knowhow give us credibility,” said Konttinen. “Our competitiveness is based on our 30 years of experience, as well as our unique combination of man and machine, and the latest in artificial intelligence and big data analytics, not to mention having the best cyber security experts in the field. We’re looking forward to growing with a stronger focus, and stronger effort in 2018 and beyond.”