F-Secure's Content Anywhere synchronizes a user’s content in the cloud, making it accessible on any device – including PCs, smartphones, tablets and connected digital TVs – anywhere and at any time of the day. Consumers’ ease of use is paramount when accessing their content from more than one device, therefore F-Secure has been following similar design conventions and visual language across all connected devices. Operators will be able to offer a safe personal cloud to their customers, on which to save, sync and share their digital content.
F-Secure has been developing cloud-based security software for several years. From protecting devices against malware F-Secure is currently expanding to protecting the irreplaceable content of people. In the course of developing Content Anywhere, F-Secure organized a long-term user study with a group of friendly users, who used the new cloud service with their devices.
The new service was benchmarked against earlier Online Backup service, to validate the new value proposition, users' mental model, and user experience design conventions, and to identify areas for further improvement. The long-term user study was supported by an online focus group setting that allowed the development team to carry out an intimate dialog with the test users, to learn from their expectations, to gather their feedback, and to probe specific topics that were identified during the research project.
Cloud Software Program has contributed in the R&D of F-Secure’s Content Anywhere.
Cloud Software Finland is a four year (2010-2014) Tivit-program, which focuses on developing the different areas of cloud services. The program is funded by Tekes.