Avira and Labwise Partner to Protect Smart TVs and Set Top Boxes from Malware
Tettnang, Germany & Tampere, Finland --- September 7, 2012 – Security expert Avira and digital television specialist Labwise announced today an agreement in which Labwise will implement Avira’s Protection Suite software into third-party smart TVs and set top boxes in order to protect these devices and digital IP (Internet Protocol) networks from malware and virus attacks.
“As televisions and set-top boxes are becoming more interactive -- using IP networks and IP technologies with open software and application platforms -- we expect that these smart TV devices will quickly become vulnerable to virus attacks in a similar fashion as what has happened in the computer and smart phone industries,” said Pasi Toiva, Managing Director of Labwise Ltd. “So we are working with Avira to integrate their state of the art virus protection to prevent these attacks from happening in the TV device industry.”
Labwise is an independent digital TV testing and verification company that works with the world’s leading manufacturers of televisions and electronics devices. Avira is an award-winning maker of security software that detects and blocks viruses, Trojans, keyloggers, spyware, worms and other digital threats.
“Avira takes its role seriously to protect not only devices, but also the networks and people who use them,” said Travis Witteveen, COO of Avira. “We already protect over 100 million users using Microsoft, Mac OS, Android or Linux devices in the world, and we are honored to be working now with Labwise to secure TV devices and entertainment networks as well.”
About Labwise Ltd
Labwise Ltd is a professional digital television specialist offering services and support in the fields of device testing, device specifications and standards, product implementation, product management and product sourcing for TV device manufacturers, system providers, operators and distributors. Labwise is headquartered in the city of Tampere, Finland. Visit www.labwise.fi for more information
Rocket Science PR, for Avira
Rich Mullikin, APR
Tel: +1 415 464 8110 x216
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Flutlicht GmbH, for Avira
Pasi Toiva, Managing Director
Tel: +358 (0)3 214 0010
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”.