Friday, October 22, 2010

Avira Premium Security Suite is "Software of the Year 2010"

Visitors from softwareload.de chose Avira as the winner in the "Security" category

Tettnang, October 22, 2010 – Over 800,000 Internet users took part in the Softwareload.de online poll, which ran between September 1 - 30, 2010, to select the "Software of the Year 2010." Voters picked their favorites from 18 software categories. Avira Premium Security Suite won first place in the "Security" category leaving nine competitors in its wake.

Prior to the online vote, a jury made up of 12 well-known IT and business journalists as well as company representatives selected ten software programs for each category.

"We are pleased to win this award and are honored to have the support of so many fans," explains Travis Witteveen, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Avira. "More than 100 million private users worldwide have shown their great trust in Avira virus protection. To be voted "Software of the Year 2010" by the Softwareload.de community is very reassuring for us."

Avira's anti-virus programs offer Internet users the right protection for all their online activities. Avira AntiVir Personal offers users free basic protection and can be downloaded from www.free-av.de. It protects against viruses, key loggers, and other threats on the Internet. The Avira AntiVir Premium solution offers users expanded security functions such as Avira WebGuard and MailGuard. These filter out viruses from the Internet data flow, thus preventing them from ever reaching your computer. The Avira Premium Security Suite offers additional protection featuring a firewall and parental controls as well as a backup function.

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.