Mental Health Association of North Carolina Stabilizes Network with AVG Anti-Virus

Network Administrator turns to AVG to protect 150 satellite offices across the state

Newton, N.C. – June 13, 2008 – Lou Porco has been Network Administrator at the Mental Health Association of North Carolina for several years, managing the technology needs of the organization’s central Raleigh, N.C. office as well as the approximately 150 satellite offices across the state.

Given the confidential nature of much of the data stored on the organization’s networks, security and privacy are key concerns for Porco.

"When I first came on board, the organization was running Norton Anti-Virus products. When that became too cumbersome, we switched to Panda software, but neither solution delivered the kind of powerful yet easy-to-manage solution we needed. For both products, the updating process was cumbersome and the toll on workstation performance was just too much, so we decided to look for an alternative."

With over 400 workstations to protect, Porco wanted a stable anti-virus solution that would offer powerful protection, yet was easy to use for both end users and administrators. After doing some research, he decided that AVG Anti-Virus looked as if it would meet all of his requirements – he was particularly impressed by the positive comments he found about its ease of use as well as its affordability.

"As far as anti-virus software goes, it doesn’t matter if it’s easy for me to use, it matters if it is easy on my users," Porco said. "It’s my job to learn new software, but my users don’t need to get involved with what’s being used to protect the data on their workstations. AVG Anti-Virus was perfect because I knew that my users would barely know it was there."

He adds that AVG’s special discounts for nonprofits were another contributing factor in the decision to switch.

"Pricing was a big issue for us, so AVG’s nonprofit discounts made it much easier for us to justify the purchase and seal the deal quickly."

Complete Satisfaction

Today, Porco is completely satisfied with AVG Anti-Virus. He loves how easy it is on both IT administration and the users.

"AVG Anti-Virus Business Edition catches everything and it doesn’t get in my users’ way,” Porco said. “Only 40 of my users are in-house, the rest are scattered all over the state, so I needed security software that basically runs itself. AVG Anti-Virus has proved it can do just that."

"We just renewed our licenses a few weeks ago and upgraded to 9.0 at the same time. The whole process was fast and painless," Porco said. Porco likes AVG Anti-Virus products so much that he now uses AVG Free Edition on his home computer and would recommend it to anyone.

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