kicks off Cybersecurity Month with Free UpgradeUpdated Versions of AVG AntiVirus and Internet Security Software Offer Enterprise Class Security for SMBs and New Value for Channel Partners

AVG® Technologies N.V. (NYSE: AVG), the online security company™ for more than 200 million monthly active users, announced the release of its 2016 Business Edition software suite with new versions of its AVG AntiVirus Business Edition and AVG Internet Security Business Edition products. The 2016 suite, central to the company’s expanded security strategy for business, provides enterprise scale security to channel partners and small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the frontline defense against malware and online threats.

Available worldwide, the products include a free remote management console to provide businesses easy and efficient remote access to all systems on a network. Technical support is also included at no cost.

“Today’s release of our core AntiVirus and Internet Security products for business delivers new and advanced cybersecurity protections and we are excited to get these into the hands of our channel and small to medium businesses across the globe,” said Joanna Brace, VP of Marketing and Product Marketing, AVG Business. “Online security is our core expertise and it is a fundamental requirement for business growth and success in today’s connected world. With the release of these critical security solutions, we are once again demonstrating our online security leadership and commitment to our customers.”

Today’s news is timed with two industry initiatives European Cyber Security Month and National Cyber Security Awareness Month, underscoring AVG’s leadership in online security and its strong commitment to protecting devices, data and people at work and at home. In support of these initiatives, channel partners will receive free upgrades to the 2016 Business Edition with renewals of existing licenses. AVG Business is also hosting security webinars for SMBs and providing comprehensive reseller kits for partners.

Features of the new 2016 Business Edition upgrade include:

  • New Scanning Engine: Scans faster and smarter with cloud-based detection technology

The 2016 scanning engine implements AVG’s most advanced algorithms, providing better protection and shorter scanning times. It is also driven by new cloud-based detection technologies that leverage the majority of AVG’s 200 million endpoints to rapidly recognize new and emerging threats and deliver virus updates in as close to real-time as possible.

  • New Real-Time Outbreak Detection: Uses crowd intelligence technology for better protection

Crowd intelligence technology has been added to AVG’s cloud-based outbreak detection to identify even the newest malware variants and outbreaks in software, all in real-time.

  • New Artificial Intelligence Detection: Uses advanced intelligence to identify threats

Advanced artificial intelligence has been added to proactively identify new threats in real-time before our AVG VirusLab team has catalogued the threats.

  • Online Shield: Uses the Cloud to guard against today’s threats

The 2016 Online Shield delivers today’s best cloud-based detection to more quickly identify dangerous downloads.

  • Data Safe: Protects your company’s most valuable data

Data Safe lets businesses create password-protected virtual disks on their system, ensuring they can confidently encrypt and protect folders, files and data securely.

  • File Shredder: Deletes data securely

Industry-compliant File Shredder securely deletes data to help prevent unintended recovery.

About AVG Technologies

AVG is the online security company providing leading software and services to secure devices, data and people. AVG’s award-winning technology is delivered to over 200 million monthly active users worldwide. AVG’s Consumer portfolio includes internet security, performance optimization, and personal privacy and identity protection for mobile devices and desktops. The AVG Business portfolio – delivered by managed service providers, VARs and resellers – offers IT administration, control and reporting, integrated security, and mobile device management that simplify and protect businesses.