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Avalanche Announces Firewall - Expansion of Award-Winning AVG Anti-Virus Platform

  • 20 July, 2005 15:22

<p>Melbourne 20 July 2005 – Avalanche Technology Group, Australian and New Zealand distributor for AVG Anti-Virus today announced the launch of a new version of the industry leading AVG solution with the launch of AVG Anti-Virus plus Firewall.</p>
<p>The new product bundles the company’s hugely successful AVG Anti-Virus platform with a formidable firewall that provides small and medium businesses and individual PC users a simple to use integrated solution to protect them from the threats of computer viruses, worms, data thieves and computer hackers.</p>
<p>“In our efforts to fulfil the security needs of the SME and individual computer users, Avalanche is pleased to announce the Australian / New Zealand launch of the next generation of our award-winning AVG product with the release of AVG plus Firewall. This new product seamlessly integrates a firewall with the highly regarded anti-virus features of AVG ”said Peter Cameron, Business Development Director of Avalanche Technology Group. “With the huge uptake of broadband connectivity in Australia and New Zealand there is a critical need for computer users to be protected from the various forms of malicious code designed to exploit this permanent connectivity and gaining access to user data. AVG plus Firewall, uses the same user-friendly environment that customers have become accustomed to with AVG Anti-Virus, but now provides users with integrated firewall and anti-virus platform resulting in greater level of security and peace of mind”.</p>
<p>AVG plus Firewall will come with the TWO year-license that AVG introduced to the market for all its anti-virus software products. It is available in single computer, two user and five user versions. Customers currently using AVG Professional or AVG SoHo are able to upgrade at a discounted price. Recommended retail price for the two-year licence is just $66.50 (including GST), providing a great solution at a highly affordable price.</p>
<p>Full local technical and customer support is provided by Avalanche from their Melbourne head office.</p>
<p>AVG plus Firewall Functionality and Configuration
AVG plus Firewall controls traffic on network ports by assigning rules to applications trying to communicate over the network. Rules can be set to allow or disallow traffic.</p>
<p>AVG plus Firewall prompts the user to permit or deny communication for any new application. When the application attempts to communicate on a network port, the confirmation dialogue pops up and the user is invited to decide whether this application can or cannot communicate; based on this decision a new permanent application rule can be created. For maximum protection, if no user is logged in, the queries are automatically suppressed and actions blocked.</p>
<p>AVG plus Firewall includes a configuration wizard that defines the default application rules to be used by the firewall. The rules are specified for most generally known applications detected on the computer, and can be modified by the user.</p>
<p>AVG plus Firewall settings can be specified in an easy-to-handle configuration dialogue environment.</p>
<p>AVG plus Firewall actions and events are logged. Users are able to view a chart with a list of all logged events and a detailed description of relevant parameters.</p>
<p>The firewall is designed as an integral part of AVG Anti-Virus plus Firewall, and is accessible as one of the AVG Control Center components. AVG plus Firewall also supports multiple users’ login on Windows XP platforms.</p>
<p>AVG Anti-Virus plus Firewall Features
· Hides your computer from the eyes of Internet predators
· User friendly interface
· Automatic high-speed updates
· Low demand on system resources maximizing performance</p>
<p>About Avalanche Technology Group</p>
<p>Established in 1997, Avalanche Technology Group Pty Ltd is a wholly owned Australian company that distributes a range of innovative software solutions to the Australian and New Zealand markets.</p>
<p>The products distributed have been selected on criteria of meeting fundamental business needs, providing outstanding technical solutions whilst also providing exceptional value for the client.</p>
<p>Avalanche is currently the Australian and New Zealand distributor of Grisoft´s AVG Anti-Virus product range and FinePrint Software´s pdfFactory and FinePrint products.</p>
<p>Avalanche has a strong Reseller Network in place across Australia and New Zealand. Currently this network numbers over 450 resellers and continues to rapidly grow.</p>
<p>The company is based in Melbourne and has a strong user base across Australia and New Zealand.</p>
<p>Further Information:</p>
<p>Peter Cameron
Avalanche Technology Group Pty Ltd
Suite 7
417-419 Warrigal Road
Cheltenham Victoria 3192
Tel: 1300 855 005</p>

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