Microsoft Makes AVG Security Products Available Directly From Windows Security Center in Windows Vista
GRISOFT is first to offer free antivirus protection to users of upcoming Windows OS
Newark, UK – 6, November, 2006 – GRISOFT today announced that Microsoft is making AVG Anti-Virus 7.5 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.
Antivirus protection is vital for computer users. Now with support for Windows Security Center in Windows Vista, using AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition and the latest commercial release 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 different applications and services simultaneously, which can slow computer performance.
“Partners are critical to the success of our platform and the security of customers,” said Ben Fathi, vice president, Security Technology Unit at Microsoft. “GRISOFT has worked closely with us during their recent launch of their 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.”
GRISOFT’s Windows Vista-ready products include AVG Anti-Virus 7.5 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.
“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 at GRISOFT. “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.”
GRISOFT is a leading provider of 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 GRISOFT AVG products to protect their computers and networks.
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.
About AVG UK
AVG UK, based in Newark, Notts is an innovator in value for network antivirus solutions with sole responsibility for sales and marketing of the Grisoft AVG product family in the UK & Ireland. AVG UK provides advanced information security software which is supported by one of the most accessible technical helpdesks in the industry. Its flagship product, AVG Internet Security provides home office PC users and small business networks with comprehensive protection against viruses, spyware, spam, hackers and phishing attacks. Its portfolio now includes AVG Anti-Virus and AVG Anti-Malware home office and network editions. Other small office products include AVG plus Firewall and AVG Anti-Spyware while File, Email and Linux Email Server versions are available for medium-sized and enterprise business networks. AVG Anti-Virus provides a personal service for three million users across the UK and Ireland.
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