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Optima pumps up its retail offering with security software from BullGuard

  • 25 September, 2006 12:34

<p>Optima Technology Solutions (ASX:OPI), the leading Australian computer manufacturer, has joined with BullGuard to build anti-virus, firewall, spam filter and online backup tools into all Optima retail offerings.</p>
<p>BullGuard specialises in user-friendly PC and mobile security solutions. The company’s products will be available as a standard component of Optima PCs and notebooks from October 3.</p>
<p>Optima Product Marketing Manager, Ole Mortensen, explained, “this new bundle offers great value for the end-user, with in-built protection from external threats from day one of purchase.</p>
<p>“BullGuard’s business model is well matched to Optima in its responsiveness and ability to meet Optima’s needs with its comprehensive product range.”</p>
<p>The bundle includes 90 days free anti-virus protection via BullGuard’s Internet Security suite. The firewall protection guards the Internet connection, the spam filter rids the inbox of unsolicited mail and the unique online backup tool schedules automatic data backups. BullGuard’s sophisticated package of security products includes live updates and 24-hour support to maintain the integrity of a PC, no matter the threat.</p>
<p>James Rhodes, BullGuard’s Territory Manager for Australia/New Zealand, states “the signing of Optima as one of our system builder partners is an extremely exciting development for BullGuard in Australia. We believe BullGuard Internet Security will complement the high standard of offerings already available from Optima.”</p>
<p>Simon Draper, Business Development Director for BullGuard, added, "we are very pleased Optima are to be a launch partner for BullGuard within Australia. Optima’s reach in the Australian consumer desktop and notebook marketplace is second to none and we expect great things from the strategic alliance. This agreement is the key to BullGuard’s development plans in Australia.”</p>
<p>About Optima Technology Solutions</p>
<p>Founded in 1989, Optima has grown to become the largest Australian manufacturer of notebooks, desktop personal computers and servers. Headquartered in Sydney, with branch offices in Melbourne and Brisbane, Optima is ideally placed by size and strength to promptly supply and actively support customers through a nationwide supply and service network.</p>
<p>About BullGuard</p>
<p>BullGuard specialises in PC &amp; mobile security solutions for home-users and small-businesses, emphasising technical excellence, ease-of-use and customer-care.</p>
<p>BullGuard is committed to providing simple, cost-effective, integrated security solutions that provide users with first-class protection from computer viruses and intruders.</p>
<p>BullGuard is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark and has offices in Romania and the United Kingdom.</p>
<p>www.bullguard.com</p>
<p>All trademarks and registrations are the property of the respective companies.</p>

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