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AVG Scoops Up Security Industry Awards

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AVG Scoops Up Security Industry Awards

AVG's Internet Security Software Awarded Multiple Certifications Melbourne, 3 September 2009 - AVG (AU/NZ) Pty Ltd, the Australian, New Zealand and South Pacific distributor of the world's most popular free anti-virus software, today announced a string of important industry awards for its AVG Internet Security product. AVG Internet Security received the coveted VB100 Award from UK-based Virus Bulletin.

Business Solutions Magazine (BSM) subscribers selected AVG Internet Security SBS edition a "Best Channel Product" in two categories Email Security and Endpoint Security. And AVG Internet Security became the first product to receive the Checkmark Anti-Malware Dynamic Certification from West Coast Labs.

AVG Internet Security is a comprehensive security solution which protects computer users while they are online. It provides protection against viruses, spyware, rootkits, spam, and all types of malware that can threaten valuable personal information.

AVG Internet Security also boasts real-time safe surf protection from AVG LinkScanner. Advanced behavioural technology delivered by AVG Identity Protection (also part of the product), provides an extra layer of protection. It protects against new and unknown threats and safeguards the user's identity.

Key Industry Certifications The Virus Bulletin lab awarded AVG Internet Security a VB100 certification for passing its test criteria in the VB lab as part of the formal VB comparative review process. AVG received the third highest Reactive Percentage (RAP) of all products tested.

The reactive percentage measures detection of new items first seen in the three weeks prior to the test. Basic requirements for the VB100 award include: The product delivers in its default settings 100% detection of malware listed as 'In the Wild' by the WildList Organisation at the time of the review, No false positives occur when scanning Virus Bulletin's collection of known-clean files.

Business Solutions Magazine (BSM) named AVG Internet Security Small Business Server (SBS) edition a "Best Channel Product" in the categories of Email Security and Endpoint Security. AVG Internet Security SBS provides antivirus, antispyware, rootkit, and desktop anti-spam protection for Microsoft Windows Small Business Server networks. It protects every component of the small business network, provides central management and monitoring, and automatic updates.

These features dramatically simplify administration for IT staff. AVG LinkScanner, which delivers unique technology to let users safely surf the web with real-time protection, is included as part of AVG Internet Security SBS. BSM collaborated with Penn State University to survey 2,186 channel professionals to determine the Best Channel Product recipients.

Products were reviewed on richness of features/functionality, product reliability/durability, ease of integration and upgrade, and a VAR's ability to service the product. West Coast Labs honoured AVG Internet Security as the first product ever to receive its Checkmark Anti-Malware Dynamic Certification. The testing program for security products comprises ongoing testing against malware samples.

The test suite for the Dynamic Testing is refined to reflect prevalence within attack vectors and by geography. Samples for the testing are collected in real-time around the world.

"Today's web-based, transient threats and skilled cyber criminals are more cunning than ever, which means that users need products they can trust. AVG is honoured to receive these awards based on product performance and user preference," said Lloyd Borrett, Marketing Manager at AVG (AU/NZ).

"We have always been confident in our internet security technology, but receiving these awards and key certifications are great achievements. We will continue to strive to develop the best internet security products on the market and are committed to continuing to deliver quality solutions to our users."

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