Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Security, privacy & performance sized for you: Avira releases the new 2017 bundles

New Avira packages provide award-winning security with extra options to get better PC performance, privacy and identity protection

Tettnang, November 23, 2016 – Avira today announced the release of its new software packages for 2017. The three bundles – Internet Security Suite, Optimization Suite, and Total Security Suite – combine Avira Antivirus Pro’s Artificial Intelligence driven protection against ransomware with additional software to meet consumer needs for safe and secure internet access, device optimization, and greater privacy & identity protection.

“Security isn’t a ‘one-size fits all’ issue for our users. Different people have different needs, whether this is someone needing to fine-tune their machine or someone on the go needing a VPN for secure WiFi communication,” said Travis Witteveen, CEO of Avira. “With our new bundles we’ve made the choice much easier, whether it is for those wanting a comprehensive security package to protect their privacy & identity or someone needing to optimize their machine for greater performance.”

Internet Security Suite – Getting a safer internet connection with the new Firewall Manager

Avira Internet Security Suite is the base package for people wanting a safer internet experience. It combines Avira Antivirus Pro 2017 with the new Firewall Manager to give users best-in-class protection against online threats and one-click oversight over their devices’ connections.

Avira Internet Security Suite includes:

·         Avira Antivirus Pro 2017 – Ransomware attacks tripled globally during the past six months according to the Avira Virus Lab. The new Avira Antivirus Pro 2017 is fighting back by using Artificial Intelligence technology, cloud-based analysis and enhanced behavior-based blocking of suspicious activities in real-time. It contains a full range of features against ransomware, Trojans, viruses, phishing and other malicious websites. Avira Antivirus Pro 2017 provides users with greater identity protection, secure online banking and shopping, and data privacy.

·         New Firewall Manager – A firewall restricts access between the device and the rest of the connected world. Avira’s new Firewall Manager for Windows firewall empowers users to control their Windows firewall with just one click. They can now easily enable/disable features, find out program rules, and see what activities their computer is blocking.

Optimization Suite – For those in need of protection & speed

The Avira Optimization Suite combines Avira Antivirus Pro 2017 with System Speedup to both protect and accelerate users.

Avira Optimization Suite includes:

·         Antivirus Pro 2017

·         System Speedup – Computers get slower over time as hard drives fill and registry issues accumulate. Avira System Speedup analyzes a computer and enables changes to improve performance and remove the accumulated digital sludge. It helps remove traces of online activities and deletes sensitive files beyond recovery. By cleaning cache registries, it also helps remove unwanted trackers. The Speedup toolkit includes a number of features and services to ensure speedy repair and data recovery.

Total Security Suite – for those that need it all

The Avira Total Security Suite is for people that really do need it all. In addition to having a top level antivirus app on their device, they want to easily oversee just who their device is talking to, access the entire world privately, and they want to do all of this quickly. With its combination of Avira Antivirus Pro 2017, the new Firewall Manager, System Speedup, and Phantom VPN – it enables them to do just that.

Avira Total Security Suite includes:

·         Antivirus Pro 2017

·         New Firewall Manager

·         System Speedup

·         Phantom VPN – Avira’s Phantom VPN enables anonymous and private browsing as well as unlocks geo-restricted content. It achieves this by encrypting all communication between a user’s device and the Internet, blocking out cybercriminals and snoops along the way. By masking a device’s true IP address, Phantom enables more anonymous browsing and helps unlock geo-restricted content. With unlimited bandwidth, users can freely access and stream their favorite shows from almost anywhere.

Availability and pricing

All bundles are available as of now on Avira.com

·         Internet Security Suite: €44,95

·         Optimization Suite: €44,95

·         Total Security Suite: €84,95

 

System Requirements

·         Antivirus Pro 2017:  Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit) or higher, 1024 MB+ of RAM, and 800 MB+ of hard disk space.

·         System Speedup (for Windows only): Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit) or higher, 1024 MB+ of RAM, and 800 MB+ of hard disk space.

·         Phantom VPN: Windows 7 or higher, Mac OSX 10.10 (Yosemite) or higher, Android 4.0.3 or higher, iOS 8 or higher.

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.