Thursday, March 17, 2016

Avira launches Secure Email for web-hosting companies

Avira has launched Secure Email, a new anti-spam and antivirus cloud service designed specifically for the needs of web-hosting companies.

Avira Secure Email offers near plug-and-play protection and is based on the award-winning malware detection and analysis power of the Avira Protection Cloud. It provides users with the best-in-class efficacy for spotting and stopping email-borne threats, including spam, malware, and phishing attacks.

"Spotting and stopping malware is our core business. Recent waves of ransomware have underlined the absolute importance of a secure email system - and the huge risks when this is not adequately protected", said Wilfred Schoonderbeek, head of the Secure Email development project. "Avira already has vast experience in identifying and stopping the email threats faced by its users around the globe. Now with Secure Email, we are repositioning this expertise into a value-added package for web-hosting companies and their clients."

With AVIRA Secure Email, all incoming traffic is scanned on the Avira cloud platform: Questionable emails are blocked or quarantined, while safe communications are automatically delivered to your mail server. Avira Secure Email provides the following benefits:

  • Best-in-Cloud threat analysis and detection - The Avira Protection Cloud is the basis for Avira's award-winning malware detection. Cloud analysis allows Avira to strip of layers of obfuscation, use machine learning to score unknown files by over 7,000 variables, and provide unparalleled defense against new threats, zero-day exploits, and polymorphic malware strains not in any virus signature database.
  • Plug-and-play capability - The Secure Email API can be easily integrated with the existing control panels of web-hosting providers, supports TLS protocol, and is fully compatible with on-site and hosted Exchange servers. Once activated, end-clients have instant and remote access to the online control panel for reporting and analysis tools.
  • Price-competitive model - The no-hardware, one-domain structure of Avira Secure Email provides web-hosting companies with a more competitive way to add high-level email protection and create a better user experience for their clients.

As a German company, Avira already complies with some of the world's most stringent consumer privacy and data protection laws. This makes it simpler for clients to meet local regulations and ensures them and their customers of a safe harbor for their data.

Avira Secure Email is available directly from Avira and through selected partners.

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