Montag, 3. Dezember 2012

Avira Licenses Anti-Malware SDK to Baidu; Bundles Baidu PC Faster

Tettnang, Germany& Beijing, China --- December 3, 2012 – Security expert Avira announced today that China’s leading search engine, Baidu Inc. (Nasdaq: BIDU), has licensed Avira’s SAVAPI anti-malware SDK. In addition, Avira is bundling its own security software products with Baidu’s free PC Faster tune-up utility specifically for the Thailand market.

Avira encourages all Internet users in Thailand to download Avira Free Antivirus and benefit from the added PC Faster tune-up, free of charge. The products can be downloaded here: http://www.avira.com/en/baidu-pc-faster/.

“Baidu is delighted to partner with a world-class security provider like Avira,” said Xiao Yang, director, global products, for Baidu. “Together, Baidu and Avira are able to deliver comprehensive security and optimization to Thailand’s fast-growing Internet using population, creating a better, safer, and smoother online experience for millions of users.”

Baidu launched its security and optimization product Baidu PC Faster in the Thai market in July of 2012. Since then, the product has been downloaded over two million times and currently has over one million active Thai users.

Avira’s SAVAPI anti-malware SDK makes integrating Avira security technology simple and cost-effective. Baidu will use Avira’s award-winning scanning engine for its security and optimization products globally.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Baidu at so many levels,“ said Travis Witteveen, COO of Avira. “Baidu’s free PC Faster utility is a perfect complement to Avira’s antivirus software and a great value for our free users. Plus, our anti-malware SDK lets Baidu easily integrate our scanning technology to strengthen their own security products.”

About Baidu

Baidu, Inc. is the leading Chinese language Internet search provider. As a technology-based media company, Baidu aims to provide the best and most equitable way for people to find whatever they’re looking for online. In addition to serving individual Internet search users, Baidu provides an effective platform for businesses to reach potential customers. Baidu's ADSs trade on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "BIDU".

Media Contacts:

AVIRA

USA:
Rocket Science PR, for Avira
Rich Mullikin, APR
Tel: +1 415 464 8110 x216
Mobile: +1 925 354 7444
Email: rich@rocketscience.com

Europe:
Flutlicht GmbH, for Avira
Veit Kollera
Tel: +49-911-47495-17
Fax: +49-911-47495-55
Mobile: +49-170-2252603
Email: v.kollera@flutlicht.biz

BAIDU

China
Kaiser Kuo
Baidu, Inc.
Tel: +86-10-5992-8419
Email: kaiser.kuo@baidu.com

Über Avira

Avira liefert IT-Sicherheit für PCs, Smartphones, Tablets, Server und Netzwerke – sowohl mit Software als auch Cloud-Services. Das Unternehmen wurde vor 27 Jahren gegründet, beschäftigt heute über 500 Mitarbeiter und rangiert laut Marktzahlen nach Verbreitung weltweit auf Platz 2 der Antivirus-Hersteller. Dank Aviras langjähriger Erfahrung und vielfach ausgezeichneter Antimalware-Technologie vertrauen inzwischen mehr als 100 Millionen Privatanwender sowie kleine und mittelständische Unternehmen auf IT-Security “Made in Germany”. Neben dem Schutz der virtuellen Umgebung kümmert sich Avira um mehr Sicherheit in der realen Welt. Die Auerbach Stiftung des Firmengründers und Hauptanteilseigners von Avira, Tjark Auerbach, fördert gemeinnützige und soziale Vorhaben. Der Hauptsitz von Avira befindet sich in Tettnang am Bodensee; Chief Executive Officer (CEO) ist Travis Witteveen.

Weitere Informationen unter www.avira.com oder unter www.facebook.com/avira.german.