Avira Appoints New CTO
Tettnang, Germany --- June 5, 2012 – Security expert Avira announced today that it has appointed Oliver Auerbach as Chief Technology Officer.
Oliver joined Avira GmbH nearly 15 years ago as an apprentice in Avira’s award-winning anti-virus research lab. Later he moved to Bucharest to start up – from scratch – another research lab for Avira, and to head Avira’s Web Services and Business Applications teams. Oliver has also managed Global Marketing operations for the company, and most recently he was instrumental in growing Avira’s social media presence.
In his role as CTO, Oliver will be responsible for all R&D activities in Europe and USA, as well as for defining a global vision for Avira’s security technology research.
“Oliver has immersed himself in all aspects of company operations for the past fifteen years, and he knows this business inside and out. He is ready to take on the CTO challenge,” said Tjark Auerbach, founder and CEO of Avira. “Moreover, Oliver brings to Avira the perspective of the socially-networked generation of computer users. He will make sure that Avira continues to reinvent what ‘security’ means to our customers and keep us relevant and fresh.”
Avira has grown dramatically to become the world’s second largest vendor of free antivirus software, with customers in every country except Antarctica. Avira’s anti-virus Protection Lab uncovers more than 150,000 malicious websites each month and analyzes an average of 81,790 suspicious files each day. Avira’s data centers handle more than 1.3 million connections each minute in order to protect customers from new viruses and malware.
“As son of the company founder, I feel that all eyes are on me to prove myself in the CTO position,” said Oliver Auerbach. “Avira is my father’s baby and still his passion, and I’m delighted that he is trusting me to lead our technology efforts into the future.”
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Avira desidera che i suoi clienti siano immuni da spyware, phishing, virus e altre minacce vaganti su Internet. L’azienda è stata fondata 25 anni fa in seguito alla promessa di Tjark Auerbach: “Creare software da cui i miei amici e la mia famiglia possano trarre beneficio”. Oggigiorno sono più di 100.000.000 gli utenti e piccole aziende che fanno affidamento sull’esperienza di Avira in termini di sicurezza e sul premiato software antivirus, e Avira è diventata la seconda azienda leader nel mercato. Avira fornisce protezione e sicurezza informatica a computer, smartphone, server e network, sia tramite software che con servizi cloud.
Oltre alla protezione dell’universo online, il CdA di Avira promuove il benessere di quello offline, attraverso la Auerbach Foundation, una fondazione che supporta progetti di carattere sociale e filantropico. La filosofia della fondazione è “aiutare le persone ad aiutare se stesse”.