Monday, April 4, 2011

Avira Celebrates 25 Years of Extreme Reliability and Internet Freedom

Born in the Same Year as the First PC Computer Virus – Avira Offers a Birthday Promotion

Tettnang, April 04 2011 – IT security expert Avira celebrates today its 25th anniversary of protecting PCs and laptops. A birth year it shares with the first PC computer virus, which also appeared 25 years ago. Keeping computers secure and free of malware has been the goal of Avira since its first day in business.

Fast forward to today and Avira protects more than 100 million customers worldwide and maintains sales, support and development offices in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Romania, Japan, Malaysia, Hong-Kong, China and North America. Protecting customers is still the company’s top priority.

“Viruses and malware have changed a lot in 25 years, and our job has always been to stay one step ahead of the bad guys, keeping our customers secure” said Sascha Beyer, Chief Operating Officer, Products & Services, Avira. “We are proud of our reputation for quality and reliability which we have among security companies, and of the trust we have earned from our millions of customers.”

Avira develops antivirus security software for both consumer and business markets, and its free Avira AntiVir Personal software is one of the most downloaded software products in the world.

“When we talk to our millions of customers about what Avira’s security software means to them, we tend to get the same two responses: freedom and reliability,” said Travis Witteveen, Chief Operating Officer, Market & Operations, Avira. “Freedom from the frustration and expense that results from virus infections, malware outbreaks and other malicious by-products of the open Internet. The reliability, which comes with a German-engineered product designed specifically our users. Avira just works.”

Avira’s 25th Anniversary Offer:
To celebrate its 25th anniversary of protecting computer users, Avira is offering customers 25% off of Avira AntiVir Premium and Avira Premium Security Suite products until April 22.

About Avira

More than 100 million consumers and small businesses depend upon Avira’s security expertise and award-winning antivirus software, making the company the number-two market share leader globally. Avira is ranked #1 in technology innovation according to ABI Research; recommended by Consumer Reports for its free antivirus software; cited by OPSWAT as the #1 fastest-growing antivirus vendor in 2012 and the #2 largest vendor worldwide in 2011; and has received a nearly unbroken string of Virus Bulletin VB100 awards for the past decade.

Avira provides IT-security protection to computers, smartphones, servers and networks, delivered as both software and cloud-based services. Visit www.avira.com.