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New Release From AVG Aimed At SMBs

Company announces general availability of AVG Internet Security Business Edition 9.0 and AVG Anti-Virus Business Edition 9.0
Amsterdam, October 26, 2009 " AVG Technologies, developers of one of the world's leading security and anti-virus software, today announced the general availability of its latest small business security products, AVG Internet Security Business Edition 9.0 and AVG Anti-Virus Business Edition 9.0. The new offerings leverage the significant enhancements in speed and levels of protection that AVG has delivered in its latest generation of consumer products, making it safer and easier to manage. With this announcement, AVG continues to improve its support for small businesses, many of which have limited or non-existent in-house IT capabilities.

"AVG's 9.0 small business solutions provide businesses with more powerful and streamlined protection that deliver improved administration, more robust protection, and faster performance - all without getting in the way of business," said J.R. Smith, CEO, AVG Technologies. "This generation of products is taking AVG back to its core strength of low impact, high performance security, and adds substantially to the portfolio of measures available to small businesses, and their employees, in working safe from cyber threats."

Smarter Security That Won't Slow Your Business Down

To minimize the impact of protection on productivity, AVG's small business solutions now offer scan times that are up to 50 percent faster than earlier versions, depending on system configuration. The combined anti-virus/anti-spyware scanner employs new intelligent technology which marks files as safe or potentially unsafe during its initial scan, and ignores them in future scans unless the file structure changes. In addition, to counteract the increasing threats in today's online world, AVG's small business solutions combine both reactive and proactive technologies to deliver optimized protection in real-time. Building on a solid foundation of signature-based protection to deal with known threats, AVG 9.0 adds cutting-edge behavioral, in-the-cloud, and white listing technologies to manage the threats posed by the tens of thousands of new threats that appear daily.

Make the Internet Safer for Your Business, Your Staff, and Your Customers

Revolutionary in the AVG Internet Security offerings is the integration between the Resident Shield, firewall, and data protection modules. This enables modules to share malware information, increasing AVG's ability to detect and remove most malicious types of malware, rootkits, and other threats for which signatures have not yet been issued. The redesigned firewall application assists in keeping business information safe from known and unknown threats and is significantly quieter and less intrusive; the new trusted database of applications and application certificates enables AVG to determine, without user intervention, the relative safety of any active process and block any deemed unsafe. Additionally, because the new firewall cooperates behind the scenes with AVG's unique behavioral detection technology, it delivers significantly enhanced accuracy of threat detection.

Takes Care of Security While You Take Care of Business

AVG 9.0 for small businesses also includes key enhancements to minimize the management resources required. The new offerings incorporate cloning technology into the deployment process, simplifying and shortening installation time, and new system tools enable administrators to customize the way AVG works to protect the network. The new update manager makes sure the business is always protected against the latest threats " automatically, and the new Linux-based rescue CD restores the network in the event an existing infection renders systems unbootable. Finally, AVG has made it significantly easier to detect and remove any third-party security product that could cause conflicts and interfere with the user's level of protection, and AVG offers expert support whenever our small business customers need.

Specific to AVG Internet Security Business Edition 9.0 is the addition of data protection functionality gained through AVG's acquisition of Sana Security earlier this year. The behavioral technology learns the DNA of a business' network so that it can recognize anomalies and block malicious processes, which dramatically improves protection against keyloggers and other crimeware. The new functionality in Identity Protection (IDP) will catch malicious software trying to hijack a system before it is able to cause any damage. To improve ease of use and administrator experience, IDP is manageable from the administrator's console or can be completely silent.

In addition, the new client email scanner in AVG Anti-Virus Business Edition 9.0 cleans the email system of harmful message attachments and dangerous links, and the new enhanced anti-spam filter prevents phishers, scammers, and spammers from clogging workstations and mail servers. Web shielding technology also minimizes the risk of virus and other rogue software infections when downloading and exchanging files.

Availability and pricing

AVG Internet Security Business Edition 9.0 and AVG Anti-Virus Business Edition 9.0 are available at resellers worldwide and http://www.avg.com/gb-en/business-security. Multi-packs are offered in five-seat increments; pricing for a one-year, five-seat license for AVG Internet Security Business Edition 9.0 starts at US $247.99 and a one-year, five-seat license for AVG Anti-Virus Business Edition 9.0 starts at US $159.99.

For more information on the complete range of AVG security products for small businesses, including our File Server and Email Server editions, please visit http://www.avg.com/gb-en/business-security. Keep in Touch with AVG

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About AVG Technologies

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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 defense 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!

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