Endpoint
12/6/2011
03:28 PM
Dark Reading
Dark Reading
Products and Releases
Connect Directly
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

AVG Technologies Acquires Bsecure Technologies

Bsecure provides cloud-based technology

AMSTERDAM, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AVG Technologies (AVG), a leading provider of Internet and mobile security, today announced its acquisition of the business of Bsecure Technologies, Inc. (Bsecure), a leading provider of proprietary, cloud-based technology in the Internet filtering industry since 2001, and the most endorsed software provider for family online safety. The acquisition will further strengthen AVG's leadership in protecting families online through Bsecure's top-rated parental control products. Terms of the transaction, which has already closed, were not publicly disclosed.

J.R. Smith, AVG Technologies' Chief Executive Officer, said, "The acquisition of Bsecure reinforces our company's long-standing dedication and leadership in protecting families online. The expansion of online access and use of cloud computing across mobile and PC platforms has created increasing demand from our consumers for offerings that protect both them and their families, while making the cloud experience more user-friendly and manageable. The combination of AVG's brand, product distribution and business model with Bsecure's existing offerings and cloud-based platform expertise will enable us to sustain bringing innovative products to market and continue delivering peace of mind to our customers."

AVG noted that Bsecure's portfolio complements AVG's existing offerings, and that Bsecure has been a key AVG partner in offering top-rated parental control products. Both companies share a like-minded vision of creating a platform that aims to deliver the most reliable and comprehensive Internet protection software and technology available, and this strategic alignment significantly strengthens AVG's offering and all-round protection technologies for its customers.

David Haadsma, CEO, Bsecure Technologies, Inc. noted, "We look forward to seamlessly integrating our operations and knowledge under AVG Technologies. This acquisition highlights the value that we have successfully created at Bsecure. We will leverage our technology and products to provide value added offerings to AVG customers while protecting them against rapidly expanding threats."

ABOUT AVG TECHNOLOGIES

www.avg.com

AVG is a global security software maker protecting more than 100 million active users in 170 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 cybercrime and 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 defense when they are ready. AVG has a strong reseller network consisting of resellers, partners and distributors globally including; CNET, Ingram Micro, and Wal-Mart.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Flash Poll
Current Issue
Cartoon
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2013-6117
Published: 2014-07-11
Dahua DVR 2.608.0000.0 and 2.608.GV00.0 allows remote attackers to bypass authentication and obtain sensitive information including user credentials, change user passwords, clear log files, and perform other actions via a request to TCP port 37777.

CVE-2014-0174
Published: 2014-07-11
Cumin (aka MRG Management Console), as used in Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.5, does not include the HTTPOnly flag in a Set-Cookie header for the session cookie, which makes it easier for remote attackers to obtain potentially sensitive information via script access to this cookie.

CVE-2014-3485
Published: 2014-07-11
The REST API in the ovirt-engine in oVirt, as used in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (rhevm) 3.4, allows remote authenticated users to read arbitrary files and have other unspecified impact via unknown vectors, related to an XML External Entity (XXE) issue.

CVE-2014-3499
Published: 2014-07-11
Docker 1.0.0 uses world-readable and world-writable permissions on the management socket, which allows local users to gain privileges via unspecified vectors.

CVE-2014-3503
Published: 2014-07-11
Apache Syncope 1.1.x before 1.1.8 uses weak random values to generate passwords, which makes it easier for remote attackers to guess the password via a brute force attack.

Best of the Web
Dark Reading Radio
Archived Dark Reading Radio
Marilyn Cohodas and her guests look at the evolving nature of the relationship between CIO and CSO.