Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Integrated security package for small and medium-sized businesses

Avira SmallBusiness Suite protects Microsoft SBS Server

Tettnang, 27 February 2007 – In time for the CeBIT fair, the German IT security provider Avira presents its tailor-made security solution for small and medium-sized businesses: the new Avira SmallBusiness Suite complies with the security requirements of professional IT environments of between 5 and 75 users and is primarily intended for companies who use the Microsoft SBS Server. The complete solution for Windows and Linux systems is now available from EUR 365 (plus sales tax) for five users and a license period of 1 year from Avira and its certified partners. The security package will be presented for the first time live at the CeBIT fair on the Avira stand in hall 7, B14.

In order to consistently implement and support IT security, particularly businesses with only little data processing capacity benefit Avira solution. With the SmallBusiness Suite, the software producer from Tettnang has developed an integrated complete solution that is fully oriented to the security and administration requirements of SMBs. With the Avira Security Management Center (SMC), the solution can be quickly and easily managed. It reliably protects workstations, file servers and Internet or mail gateways against viruses, worms, Trojans and other known malware types.

The SMC forms the core of the SmallBusiness Suite, which can be installed without the aid of specialist personnel. The IT landscape to be protected is centrally configured via the Avira SmallBusiness configuration assistant. This ensures that the programs and components are automatically installed on the target computers. Day-to-day administration, updating and monitoring is carried out by the SMC.

“Experience has shown that small businesses have a growing infrastructure, so that it is easy to lose track of the status of the software used”, says Tjark Auerbach, the founder and CEO of Avira. “Our new Suite relieves the burden on those responsible and handles the organisational tasks fully automatically. Time-consuming work and laborious installation of different license files is therefore unnecessary. User administration with assignment of passwords and general rights and subsequent addition or removal of individual computers or product installations is absolute child’s play”.

The Avira SmallBusiness Suite can also be relied on in day-to-day operation The software permanently checks the product and module status, so that any irregularities such as failed updates or inactive modules are reported immediately. The main gateway for malware is also almost hermetically sealed. Incoming and outgoing email traffic is continually monitored by the Avira SmallBusiness Suite. Further functions such as adware and spyware detection and the innovative heuristic detection of unknown malware ideally round off the protection package for small and medium-sized businesses.

The Avira SmallBusiness Suite consists of the modules:
Avira Security Management Center
Avira SmallBusiness Suite Configuration Assistant
Avira AntiVir Workstation (Windows)
Avira AntiVir Server (Windows)
Avira AntiVir UNIX MailGate
Avira AntiVir UNIX WebGate
Avira AntiVir Exchange plus Avira AntiSpam (Windows)
Avira Internet Update Manager

The license for the product includes all program components and also reliably protects a heterogeneous infrastructure. Via the SMC, which is installed on a Windows computer, all other PCs can be managed – regardless of whether they run on Linux or Windows. The Avira SmallBusiness Suite can be used on Windows 2000/Server, Windows XP Professional/x64 Edition, Windows 2003 Server/x64 Edition, Windows Vista and Windows Small Business Server. The workstation version can be run on Vista/XP x64 from April 10 with a free update via the SMC. In addition, free installation support from Avira security experts is available during the first 30 days.

Information for the press:
Avira is holding a press conference at the CeBIT fair on 16 March from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in CC room 108/109. In addition to current security trends and other new products, the Avira SmallBusiness Suite will also be demonstrated.

About Avira

Avira is a worldwide leading supplier of self-developed security solutions for professional and private use. With more than twenty years of experience, the company is one of the pioneers in this field.

The security expert has several locations in Germany and partnerships in Europe, Asia and America. At its headquarters in Tettnang near Lake Constance, Avira is one of the region’s largest employers with more than 180 employees. Worldwide more than 250 persons are employed and their work regularly wins awards. Avira AntiVir Personal, used by millions of private users, represents a significant contribution to security.

Avira’s national and international customers include renowned corporations listed on the stock exchange but also educational institutions and public authorities. In addition to protection of the virtual environment, Avira also provides for more protection and security in the real world by supporting the Auerbach Foundation. Established by the founder of the company, the Auerbach Foundation promotes charitable and social projects as well as the arts, culture and science.

Contact:

Adela Kohl
Avira
Lindauer Str. 21
D-88069 Tettnang
Germany
Telephone: +49 (0) 7542-500 284
Fax: +49 (0) 7542-525 10
Email: presse@avira.de

Contact for the press:

Jacklin Montag/Elisabeth Rothbart
Lewis Global PR
Baierbrunner Str. 15
D-81379 München
Germany
Telephone: +49 (0) 89 1730 19 19
Fax: +49 (0) 89 1730 19 99
Email: avira@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.