AVG (AU/NZ) has seen the sophistication of online threats move well beyond viral attack. Switching from anti-virus to full Internet security protection is vital to business continuity, plus the integrity of business information and business IP. And the company also recognises the benefit of greater employee understanding of cyber threats and their impact on the business as a whole.
Lloyd Borrett, Marketing Manager of AVG (AU/NZ), said: 'The Internet provides unrivalled business opportunities for competitive advantage, but also increases exposure to the hundreds of thousands of online threats and poisoned web sites which are being generated daily.
'When employees go online both at work and at home, they're indirectly connecting with millions of other people via the Internet. That alone poses a big threat to the security of business data - never mind the disruption that comes from a malware infection that puts your business network out of commission for hours, even days.
'AVG (AU/NZ)'s offer of free AVG Internet Security software for employees not only provides broad reaching protection for staff at home, but also helps business owners raise awareness of cyber threats. With heightened levels of understanding, employees will reduce their unintentional or careless behaviour when online. Having staff conscious of their Internet safety and fully protected both at work and at home has benefits for all.'
Making the Match: Internet 'active' or Internet 'passive' - determining levels of protection
AVG (AU/NZ) is also helping businesses 'Make the Match' between their exposure levels to online threats and implementing the most appropriate level of Internet security.
Internet 'passive' business users, who use PCs in a limited way for internal data and systems, surfing the Internet and sending e-mails, can be confidently protected by AVG Anti-Virus Business Edition.
Internet 'active' businesses use the Internet for such activities as complete online transactions with suppliers or customers involving sensitive data; storing personally-identifiable information about customers or employees; or exchanging sensitive business information over e-mail and instant messaging.
These businesses have a very high level of exposure and need the complete protection of AVG Internet Security Business Edition, which is engineered to be light on resources and fast in operation.
AVG Internet Security Business Edition's multiple layers of protection include:
- High-efficiency Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware and Anti-Rootkit scanning to provide great malware protection without getting in the way of business
- Data Protection module to ensure safe online business transactions by adding a vital extra security layer of protection against unknown threats
- AVG LinkScanner® web protection technology which blocks access to poisoned web pages
- Enhanced Anti-Spam module which prevents e-mail from phishers, scammers and spammers from clogging workstations
- Anti-Spam Server Protection module which keeps the e-mail server running smoothly and prevents viruses and other threats from spreading via e-mail
- Enhanced two-way firewall which works in the background to keep hackers and botnets out without interrupting business
- Linux-based AVG Rescue CD which makes sure the network can be recovered from a serious existing infection
- Enhanced centralised administration and management with automated updates, remote repair and security policy enforcement
The award-winning AVG Internet Security Business Edition protects Windows based business workstations, file and e-mail servers. It's used across the world by SMB, government, education and enterprise businesses to protect from 5 to 1000s of networked systems.
AVG Internet Security Business Edition is available both direct from AVG (AU/NZ) and via the extensive network of AVG resellers nationwide. Prices start at just A$318 for a 5 computer, 1 year licence, which with the special 'Make the Match' offer includes 5 free 1 computer, 1 year licences of AVG Internet Security valued at A$70 each.
In addition, AVG (AU/NZ) also has discounts of up to 50% off RRP available for schools, colleges and universities, plus up to 30% discount for local, state or federal government, churches, charities and other non-profit organisations.
About AVG (AU/NZ) Pty Ltd '” www.avg.com.au
Based in Melbourne, AVG (AU/NZ) Pty Ltd distributes the AVG range of Anti-Virus and Internet Security products in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. AVG software solutions provide complete real-time protection against the malware, viruses, spam, spyware, adware, worms, Trojans, phishing and exploits used by cyber-criminals, hackers, scammers and identity thieves. AVG protects everything important and personal inside computers '” documents, account details and passwords, music, photos and more '” all while allowing users to work, bank, shop and play games online in safety. AVG provides outstanding technical solutions and exceptional value for consumers, small to medium business and enterprise clients. AVG delivers always-on, always up-to-date protection across desktop, and notebook PCs, plus file and e-mail servers in the home and at work in SMBs, corporations, government agencies and educational institutions.
For more detailed information please contact:
Lloyd Borrett AVG (AU/NZ) 03 9581 0807
Shuna Boyd BoydPR 02 9418 8100
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