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AVG Announces AVG Internet Security Network Edition 8.0 for Small and Mid-Sized Networks

  • 15 April, 2008 14:48

<p>The network edition of AVG Internet Security 8.0 provides centralised security management, configuration and reporting for up to 3,000 network-connected desktops, servers and notebooks. The announcement follows the February release of the desktop version of AVG Internet Security 8.0.</p>
<p>AVG 8.0 delivers new protection against emerging threats including web exploits, drive-by downloads, phishing, and rootkits, plus improved protection against traditional threats such as viruses, spyware and trojans.</p>
<p>“Real-time protection against transient threats which deliver malware via drive-by downloads is especially critical for business customers,” said Lloyd Borrett, Marketing Manager, AVG (AU/NZ). “Because whenever a user surfs the Internet, they create a trusted yet insecure communications tunnel that generally bypasses the network firewall and therefore exposes the business to these new web-borne threats. Business users visiting poisoned web sites don’t even have to click on anything to become infected.</p>
<p>“The new LinkScanner safe surf and search technology in all commercial AVG 8.0 products enables us to offer the only true real-time protection against transient web threats on the market today — the type of threats traditional firewall, anti-virus and Internet security products cannot stop.”</p>
<p>AVG Internet Security 8.0 Network Edition: Tough on threats. Easy on you.
AVG has earned a reputation among network administrators as a provider of security solutions that are tough on threats but easy on the user. AVG software operates unobtrusively, minimising the use of system resources. This enables businesses to maximise system performance and productivity while reducing desktop support expenses. The low resource utilisation is an important performance benefit to many organisations who use older PCs, or PCs running resource-intensive operating systems such as Microsoft Vista.</p>
<p>The software is also easy on administrators. In addition to offering centralised configuration and reporting, the Network Edition also supports remote installation and repair, security policy enforcement, licence management and centralised updating.</p>
<p>Following is a summary of new and improved features of AVG Internet Security Network Edition 8.0:</p>
<p>• New LinkScanner Anti-Exploit Technology – AVG 8.0’s patent-pending LinkScanner safe surfing and safe searching technology is designed to protect users of Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers against drive-by downloads from poisoned web pages and flag dangerous search results in Google, Yahoo and MSN search engines.</p>
<p>• New Web Shield – Complementing the safe surfing and searching technology, the new Web Shield module scans files during download or exchange over ICQ or MSN instant messaging to ensure they are safe and free of malicious content.</p>
<p>• New High Performance Scanning Engine – AVG has re-engineered the scanning engine from the ground up to tackle viruses and spyware in a single pass, delivering improved performance and speed through support for multi-core computers, reduced system resource requirements, and streamlined maintenance.</p>
<p>• New User Interface – An updated administration interface makes it easier to centrally monitor, and manage client protection.</p>
<p>• New Anti-Rootkit – Removes and protects against rootkits, an especially pernicious form of malware that can give unauthorised third parties high-level control over infected computers.</p>
<p>• New Firewall — The all-new AVG firewall is designed to protect workstations against unauthorised access from internal and external networks as well as direct attacks from hackers and cyber criminals.</p>
<p>• New Security Toolbar — Provides easy access to security settings and information.</p>
<p>• Improved Anti-Virus with integrated Anti-Spyware – Provides improved detection of hidden viruses, faster scanning, and more intuitive scheduling of scans. The new AVG 8.0 engine integrates what was previously a separate anti-spyware engine.</p>
<p>• Improved Resident Shield – Provides enhanced on-access scanning with the ability to scan multiple file-open requests simultaneously.</p>
<p>Availability, Specifications and Support
The Network Edition manages up to 3,000 clients running AVG Internet Security 8.0. The network editions of AVG Internet Security 8.0 and AVG Anti-Virus 8.0, as well as specific implementations of both products for Microsoft Windows Small Business Server, are available today. AVG 8.0 supports computers running 32-bit and native 64-bit Windows operating systems.</p>
<p>The software can be downloaded for trial or purchase direct from, and is also available through a network of more than 1500 independent software resellers.</p>
<p>Australian pricing for five, 2-year licences of the AVG 8.0 Network Edition starts at A$306.25 for the Anti-Virus version and A$497.75 for the Internet Security version. AVG 8.0 SBS Edition pricing for five, 2-year licences starts at A$474.75 for the Anti-Virus version and A$650.95 for the Internet Security version.</p>
<p>The prices include two years of unlimited signature updates, program updates and telephone technical support during Melbourne business hours, backed up by 24/7 email support.</p>
<p>About AVG Technologies
Founded in 1991 and headquartered in the Czech Republic, AVG is a leading international developer of Internet threat protection solutions for consumers, SMBs and small enterprises. AVG protects more than 70 million computer users around the world. The company has regional offices in North America and the United Kingdom, and employs some of the world’s leading experts in Internet security, specifically in the areas of threat research, analysis and detection. AVG’s award-winning products are distributed globally through resellers and over the Internet as well as via third parties through Software Developer’s Kits (SDK).</p>
<p>About AVG (AU/NZ) Pty Ltd —
Based in Melbourne, AVG (AU/NZ) Pty Ltd is the Australian, New Zealand and South Pacific distributor of the AVG range of Anti-Virus and Internet Security products. AVG solutions provide comprehensive real-time protection against everything from viruses, spam, spyware, adware, worms, Trojans, phishing and exploits to cyber-criminals, hackers, scammers and identity thieves. The AVG products, which are active on more than 70 million PCs worldwide, provide outstanding technical solutions and exceptional value for home, small to medium business and enterprise clients. AVG provides always-on, always up-to-date protection across desktops, servers and email in the home plus corporations, government agencies, utilities and educational institutions.</p>
<p>AVG (AU/NZ) has over 1500 resellers across Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific.</p>
<p>For more detailed information please contact:</p>
<p>Lloyd Borrett AVG (AU/NZ) 03 9581 0807 / 0418 170 044
Shuna Boyd BoydPR 02 9418 8100</p>

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