The Ventura Awards, now in their ninth year, are a prestigious annual awards program that recognises the achievements of companies represented by Enterprise Investors (EI), the oldest and one of the largest private equity and venture capital management firms in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe. The awards identify EI's leading portfolio companies and of the managers committed to those companies' growth the best portfolio companies. Its 2009 winners had AVG on top in two categories: Most Dynamic Enterprise and Manager of the Year, won by J.R. Smith, CEO of AVG Technologies.
Additionally, AVG Internet Security Business Edition also was awarded the VB100 certification from UK-based Virus Bulletin for June 2010. This is the 15th award in a row AVG has received from Virus Bulletin. The VB100 (virus) award is granted to any product that passes the test criteria under test conditions in the VB lab as part of the formal VB comparative review process. In addition, AVG also received ICSA certification on AVG Internet Security on Windows 7 32-bit and AVG File Server Edition on Windows 2008 Server 64-bit.
'We're delighted AVG has received these awards and certifications, which are further evidence that AVG is doing something right,' said Lloyd Borrett, Security Evangelist at AVG (AU/NZ). 'AVG prides itself on being innovative, agile and responsive to changing customer demands, while delivering high quality products, and these accolades are confirmation of its ability to do exactly that.'
About AVG Technologies www.avg.com
AVG is a global security software maker protecting more than 110 million consumers and small businesses in 170 countries from the ever-growing incidence of web threats, viruses, spam, cyber-scams and hackers on the Internet. AVG has nearly two decades of experience in combating cyber crime and one of the most advanced laboratories for detecting, pre-empting and combating Web-borne threats from around the world. Its free, downloadable software allows novice users to have basic anti-virus protection and then easily upgrade to greater levels of safety and defense when they are ready. AVG has nearly 6,000 resellers, partners and distributors globally including Amazon.com, CNET, Cisco, Ingram Micro, Play.com, Wal-Mart, and Yahoo!.
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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