Saturday, February 18, 2006

AntiVir is the "product of the year 2005-2006"

Readers of "PC Magazin" gave H+BEDV the 1st place.

Tettnang, 18 February 2006 – Last Thursday the computer publication PC Magazin organized an award festivity, during which it honored the winners of the Readers' Choice 2006. In the "Security Tools" category, the German security specialist H+BEDV received the desired Award "Product of the year 2005/2006" for its antivirus solution AntiVir.

Which are the best products in the Hardware and Software fields? This is what PC Magazin, one of the most important German computer-publications for technical versed users, wanted to find out and asked the most suited people: the users. More than 20.000 PC Magazin readers participated to the Survey at the beginning of the year and they chose their favorites for 26 categories.

The German security specialist H+BEDV (Avira, starting 1 March) has been nominated for the first time, among Security Tools. The producer of the popular AntiVir solutions took the first place, scoring 22,7% of all votes at the first go and receiving the "Product of the Year" award.

"Winning a readers' survey is always something special for us. Here the users decide how good a solution in practice really works", said Gernot Hacker, COO of H+BEDV. "This is of course an incentive not only to maintain but to further strengthen our top position in new technologies and products for our users."

About PC Magazin

PC Magazin is one of the five computer publications with the best coverage in Germany. The target readers of experienced magazines are advanced, technically versed PC users. To best meet its readers' information requirements, PC Magazin has its own test laboratory, which is one of the most modern labs in the field.

About H+BEDV/ Avira

H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH (Avira, starting 01 March 2006) is specialized in developing cross-system business security solutions since 1988. Its clients include leading national and international enterprises, both for-profit and non-profit, as well as various educational institutions and public entities.

Besides its extensive product portfolio for Microsoft Windows systems, the company is a growing technological leader in the growth market for Linux operating systems. H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH already offers high-performance solutions for file servers, Web servers, mail servers and workstations.

The AntiVir scanner was awarded the Virus Bulletin 100% Award several times and has a current certification from the German quality assurance authority TÜV.

In addition to its own distribution channels, H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH has a comprehensive network of resellers in Europe and all over the world. The company also works closely with the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).

Company Contact:
Adela Kohl/Gernot Hacker
H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH
Lindauer Str. 21
D-88069 Tettnang
Telephone: +49 (0) 7542-500 0
Fax: +49 (0) 7542-525 10
Email: presse@antivir.de

Press Contact:
Jacklin Montag
Lewis Communications GmbH
Baierbrunner Strasse 15
D-81379 München
Telephone: +49 (0) 89 1730 19 19
Fax: +49 (0) 89 1730 19 99
Email: antivir@lewispr.com

About Avira

Avira protects people in the connected world – enabling everyone to manage, secure, and improve their digital lives. The Avira umbrella covers a portfolio of security and performance applications for Windows, Android, Mac, and iOS. In addition, the reach of our protective technologies extends through OEM partnerships. Our security solutions consistently achieve best-in-class results in independent tests for detection, performance, and usability. Avira is a privately-owned company that employs 500 people. Its headquarters are near Lake Constance, in Tettnang, Germany, and the company has additional offices in Romania, India, Singapore, China, Japan & the United States. A portion of Avira's sales support the Auerbach Foundation, which assists education, children, and families in need. For more information about Avira visit www.avira.com.