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AVG Scoops Up Security Industry Awards

AVG has received the coveted VB100 Award, Best Channel product in two categories and AVG Internet Security is the first product to receive the Checkmark Anti-Malware Dynamic Certification from West Coast Labs.
  • 03 September, 2009 10:21

<p>AVG (AU/NZ) Pty Ltd, the Australian, New Zealand and South Pacific distributor of the world’s most popular free anti-virus software, today announced a string of important industry awards for its AVG Internet Security product.</p>
<p>AVG Internet Security received the coveted VB100 Award from UK-based Virus Bulletin. Business Solutions Magazine (BSM) subscribers selected AVG Internet Security SBS edition a “Best Channel Product” in two categories — Email Security and Endpoint Security. And AVG Internet Security became the first product to receive the Checkmark Anti-Malware Dynamic Certification from West Coast Labs.</p>
<p>AVG Internet Security is a comprehensive security solution which protects computer users while they are online. It provides protection against viruses, spyware, rootkits, spam, and all types of malware that can threaten valuable personal information. AVG Internet Security also boasts real-time safe surf protection from AVG LinkScanner. Advanced behavioural technology delivered by AVG Identity Protection (also part of the product), provides an extra layer of protection. It protects against new and unknown threats and safeguards the user’s identity.</p>
<p>Key Industry Certifications</p>
<p>The Virus Bulletin lab awarded AVG Internet Security a VB100 certification for passing its test criteria in the VB lab as part of the formal VB comparative review process. AVG received the third highest Reactive Percentage (RAP) of all products tested. The reactive percentage measures detection of new items first seen in the three weeks prior to the test. Basic requirements for the VB100 award include:</p>
<p>• The product delivers in its default settings 100% detection of malware listed as 'In the Wild' by the WildList Organisation at the time of the review,
• No false positives occur when scanning Virus Bulletin’s collection of known-clean files.</p>
<p>Business Solutions Magazine (BSM) named AVG Internet Security Small Business Server (SBS) edition a “Best Channel Product” in the categories of Email Security and Endpoint Security. AVG Internet Security SBS provides antivirus, antispyware, rootkit, and desktop anti-spam protection for Microsoft Windows Small Business Server networks. It protects every component of the small business network, provides central management and monitoring, and automatic updates. These features dramatically simplify administration for IT staff. AVG LinkScanner, which delivers unique technology to let users safely surf the web with real-time protection, is included as part of AVG Internet Security SBS.</p>
<p>BSM collaborated with Penn State University to survey 2,186 channel professionals to determine the Best Channel Product recipients. Products were reviewed on richness of features/functionality, product reliability/durability, ease of integration and upgrade, and a VAR’s ability to service the product.</p>
<p>West Coast Labs honoured AVG Internet Security as the first product ever to receive its Checkmark Anti-Malware Dynamic Certification. The testing program for security products comprises ongoing testing against malware samples. The test suite for the Dynamic Testing is refined to reflect prevalence within attack vectors and by geography. Samples for the testing are collected in real-time around the world.</p>
<p>“Today’s web-based, transient threats and skilled cyber criminals are more cunning than ever, which means that users need products they can trust. AVG is honoured to receive these awards based on product performance and user preference,” said Lloyd Borrett, Marketing Manager at AVG (AU/NZ). “We have always been confident in our internet security technology, but receiving these awards and key certifications are great achievements. We will continue to strive to develop the best internet security products on the market and are committed to continuing to deliver quality solutions to our users.”</p>
<p>Links
• For security news analysis, subscribe to Roger Thompson’s blog at http://thompson.blog.avg.com/
• For breaking news, follow AVG on Twitter at http://twitter.com/officialAVGnews
• Become a fan of AVG’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/avgfree
• For more information about Business Solutions Magazine, go to http://www.businesssolutionsmag.com/
• For more information about Virus Bulletin, go to www.virusbtn.com
• For more information about West Coast Labs, go to www.westcoastlabs.com</p>
<p>About AVG Technologies
AVG is a global security software maker protecting more than 80 million consumers and small businesses in 167 countries from the ever-growing incidence of web threats, viruses, spam, cyber-scams and hackers on the Internet. AVG has nearly two decades of experience in combating cyber crime and one of the most advanced laboratories for detecting, pre-empting and combating Web-borne threats from around the world. Its free, downloadable software allows novice users to have basic anti-virus protection and then easily upgrade to greater levels of safety and defence when they are ready. AVG has nearly 6,000 resellers, partners and distributors globally including Amazon.com, CNET, Cisco, Ingram Micro, Play.com, Wal-Mart, and Yahoo!</p>
<p>About AVG (AU/NZ) Pty Ltd — www.avg.com.au
Based in Melbourne, AVG (AU/NZ) Pty Ltd distributes the AVG range of Anti-Virus and Internet Security products in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. AVG software solutions provides comprehensive real-time protection against everything from viruses, spam, spyware, adware, worms, Trojans, phishing and exploits to cyber-criminals, hackers, scammers and identity thieves. AVG provides outstanding technical solutions and exceptional value for home, small to medium business and enterprise clients. AVG delivers always-on, always up-to-date protection across desktops, servers and e-mail in the home plus corporations, government agencies, utilities and educational institutions.</p>
<p>AVG products actively protect more than 80 million users worldwide, including more than three million users in Australia and New Zealand.</p>
<p>AVG (AU/NZ) has more than 2400 resellers across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.</p>
<p>For more detailed information please contact:
Lloyd Borrett AVG (AU/NZ 03 9581 0807
Shuna Boyd BoydPR 02 9418 8100</p>
<p>Media resources, including logos, box shots, screen shots etc., are available online at: www.avg.com.au/media</p>

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