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St. Petersburg, Russia, 2007/05/08 - A long-term cooperation agreement has been signed by Arcadia, Inc. (one of the leading software development firms in Russia), Ardin Software, Oy (Arcadia's Finnish agent) and F-Secure Corporation (one of the largest IT companies in Finland).
The agreement covers cooperation in software development and maintenance projects.
The new agreement builds on over ten years close collaboration in R&D field. "Arcadia has excellent engineering competencies in a close proximity to Finland", says Pirkka Palomäki, Senior Vice President of Research and Development of F-Secure Corporation. "With Arcadia we have been able to setup a long lasting, committed team extending our skill set."
Arcady Khotin, General Manager of Arcadia, Inc. commented: "It is a well-known fact, that Finns make excellent business partners. We are very proud that a partnership which began with simple handshake ten years ago has grown into an outstanding business and personal relationship. The Scandinavian market has become extremely important to Arcadia. We are increasing our visibility and market share in Finland with each passing year. F-Secure's long-term commitment to Arcadia underscores the quality and reliability of our services as well as the high professionalism of Russian developers."
Arcadia Inc. is one of Russia's leading providers of software consultancy services. Founded in 1993, the Arcadia team includes 130 software developers with experience in delivering complex software solutions for clients in North America and Europe. The key to Arcadia's success is meeting customer's needs with high quality, cost-effective solutions backed by ISO 9001:2000 certification. These factors have enabled Arcadia to develop long-term partnerships with Western firms in a variety of business sectors.
Ardin Software Oy (ArdinSoftware.fi), founded in 2002 in Helsinki, provides IT consulting and software development services. Ardin Software focuses its activities on two main business directions: it represents several of Russia's top offshore development companies including Arcadia, Inc., and it helps Finnish ICT companies enter Russian market with their solutions.
F-Secure Corporation protects consumers and businesses against computer viruses and other threats from the Internet and mobile networks. F-Secure award-winning solutions are available for workstations, gateways, servers and mobile phones. They include antivirus and desktop firewall with intrusion prevention, anti-spam and anti-spyware solutions for Internet Service Providers. Founded in 1988, F-Secure has been listed on the Helsinki Exchanges since 1999.