F-Secure sells Younited Personal Cloud to Synchronoss

Martin Brinkmann
Feb 9, 2015

F-Secure is probably best known for its security products that it makes available for desktop and mobile operating systems.

While that is the company's main business, it started to offer other services in recent years including the virtual prvivate network service F-Secure Freedome and the password manager F-Secure Key.

F-Secure Younited, a cloud hosting service, was launched in 2013 publicly when several companies launched cloud-based products.

While not directly related to security, F-Secure advertised it as the world's most secure cloud storage.The company published desktop programs for Mac and Windows, and mobile apps for Andorid, iOs and Windows Phone.

Free accounts came with 5 Gigabyte of space and options to upgrade storage were provided as well.

The company announced on February 4th, 2015 that it sold its Younited Personal Cloud service to Synchronoss, a US-based cloud-solutions company.

The deal, valued at $60 Million USD in cash, includes a partnership agreement to sell personal cloud and security services to mobile carriers and operators around the world.

F-Secure revealed additional information about the sale on the company forum. According to the post, all data stored in European data centers will remain in those data centers. In other words, user data won't be moved to the US or another location in the world.

F-Secure did reveal as well why it made the decision to sell Younited. According to the press release, the company wants to focus its efforts on security products and services.

Younited users who want to cancel their accounts can do so by sending an email to F-Secure.

According to the company, it will take a couple of business days before the account is removed permanently from the servers. It advises users to download the data before the request is made as it cannot be recovered afterwards anymore.

We will update the article with additional information once they become available and impact the service or its operation in a major way. (via Caschy)

F-Secure sells Younited Personal Cloud to Synchronoss
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Security company F-Secure announced on Wednesday that it sold its Younited personal cloud storage offering to US-based company Synchronoss.

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  1. ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Doesn’t Windows 8 know that www. or http:// are passe ?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on August 4, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      Well it is a bit difficulty to distinguish between name.com domains and files for instance.

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      I know a service made by google that is similar to Google bookmarks.

  2. VioletMoon said on August 16, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    @Ashwin–Thankful you delighted my comment; who knows how many “gamers” would have disagreed!

  3. Karl said on August 17, 2023 at 10:36 pm


    The comments section under this very article (3 comments) is identical to the comments section found under the following article:

    Not sure what the issue is, but have seen this issue under some other articles recently but did not report it back then.

  4. Anonymous said on August 25, 2023 at 11:44 am

    Omg a badge!!!
    Some tangible reward lmao.

    It sucks that redditors are going to love the fuck out of it too.

  5. Scroogled said on August 25, 2023 at 10:57 pm

    With the cloud, there is no such thing as unlimited storage or privacy. Stop relying on these tech scums. Purchase your own hardware and develop your own solutions.

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      This is a certified reddit cringe moment. Hilarious how the article’s author tries to dress it up like it’s anything more than a png for doing the reddit corporation’s moderation work for free (or for bribes from companies and political groups)

  6. El Duderino said on August 25, 2023 at 11:14 pm

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    And this comment is written on the dropbox article from August 25, 2023.

  7. John G. said on August 26, 2023 at 1:29 am

    First comment > @ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    For the God’s sake, fix the comments soon please! :[

  8. Kalmly said on August 26, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    Yes. Please. Fix the comments.

  9. Kim Schmidt said on September 3, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    With Google Chrome, it’s only been 1,500 for some time now.

    Anyone who wants to force me in such a way into buying something that I can get elsewhere for free will certainly never see a single dime from my side. I don’t even know how stupid their marketing department is to impose these limits on users instead of offering a valuable product to the paying faction. But they don’t. Even if you pay, you get something that is also available for free elsewhere.

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    And as a thank you for our time and effort in helping them and their AI learn, they’ve lowered the limit from what was once 5,000 to now 1,500…? A big “fuck off” from here for that! Not a brass farthing from me for this attitude and behaviour, not in a hundred years.

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