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Microsoft Makes AVG Security Products Available Directly From Windows Security Center in Windows Vista

  • 07 November, 2006 08:09

<p>AVG is first to offer free antivirus protection to users of upcoming Windows OS</p>
<p>Avalanche Technology Group today announced that Microsoft is making AVG Anti-Virus 7.5, AVG Anti-Malware and AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition available via Windows Security Center as a Windows Vista security solution. The solutions are available in the latest release of the Windows Vista™ beta program (http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/update/windowsvistaRC1AV.mspx) and will be available in the commercial release.</p>
<p>Antivirus protection is vital for computer users. Now with support for Windows Security Center in Windows Vista, using AVG Anti-Virus is even more convenient. AVG products utilise a low level of computer resources. This feature is now even more important as personal computers and networks today run more and more applications and services simultaneously, which can slow computer performance.</p>
<p>“Partners are critical to the success of our platform and the security of customers,” said Ben Fathi, vice president, Security Technology Unit at Microsoft. “AVG has worked closely with us during its recent launch of its 7.5 security programs to assist Windows Vista beta users, and this partnership helps support our goal of protecting customers, providing choice and enabling ISV innovation.”</p>
<p>The Windows Vista-ready products include AVG Anti-Virus 7.5, AVG Anti-Malware and AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition. These AVG products offer protection against a variety of computer and cyber threats like viruses, Trojans, adware, dialers, keyloggers and worms. These products also include automatic updates and a single, user-friendly interface.</p>
<p>“We’re very excited to be working with Microsoft to provide their and our users with protection for the current Windows Vista beta program and upcoming launch of the new operation system,” said Larry Bridwell, vice president for communications for AVG solutions. “Our security programs are ready for the Windows Vista launch and making sure that users have the best security protection and great services available for their PCs.”</p>
<p>Peter Cameron of Avalanche Technology Group, the Australian/New Zealand distributor for AVG products, said, “This can only escalate the rapid acceptance of AVG in the Australian and New Zealand business markets. The AVG products once again have proven themselves to be a world class solution.”</p>
<p>About Avalanche
www.avalanche.com.au
Established in 1997 and based in Melbourne, Avalanche Technology Group Pty Ltd is a wholly owned Australian company that distributes a range of innovative business software solutions to the Australian and New Zealand markets. The products, which focus on real business needs, provide outstanding technical solutions and exceptional value for the client.</p>
<p>Avalanche is the Australian and New Zealand distributor of GRISOFT´s AVG internet security portfolio and FinePrint Software´s pdfFactory and FinePrint products. Avalanche has a 700-strong reseller network across Australia and New Zealand.</p>
<p>About GRISOFT
www.grisoft.com
GRISOFT develops and markets the AVG antivirus, firewall protection and security solutions for consumers and SMEs. It is one of the fastest growing companies in the industry with more than 40 million users around the world that rely on AVG products to protect their computers and networks.</p>
<p>Established in 1991, GRISOFT employs some of the world’s leading experts in antivirus software, specifically in the areas of virus analysis and detection, software development, and antivirus support. GRISOFT award-winning products are distributed globally through resellers and the Internet as well as via AVG Anti-Virus Software Developer’s Kit (SDK) to interested partners.</p>
<p>For more detailed information please contact:
Peter Cameron Avalanche Technology Group 1300 855 005 (Australia)
0800 855 005 (New Zealand)
Shuna Boyd BoydPR 02 9418 8100</p>

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