Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Avira Free Mac Security Wins "Approved Security Award" From AV-Comparatives

Tettnang, Germany --- August 27, 2013 – Security expert Avira announced today that its Avira Free Mac Security has won the 2013 ‘Approved Security Award’ from AV-Comparatives. The August 2013 Mac Security Review from AV-Comparatives was released last week.

Avira Free Mac Security was lauded for its clean user interface, for its high detection rates (a perfect score in finding all Mac malware used in the testing), and for providing all the essential features of an antivirus program for free.

“The recent spread of Mac Trojans, the phishing scams that don’t care if you are a Mac or a Windows user, and the fact that Mac users can inadvertently be carriers of Windows malware are all reasons why Avira has developed free antivirus products for Mac,” said Travis Witteveen, CEO of Avira. “We worked hard to design security software that meets Apple’s high bar for design and reliability, and we are pleased to be recognized by AV-Comparatives for our outstanding product.”

The AV-Comparatives review and methodology can be found here.  


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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.