Thursday, September 6, 2007

Avira at Systems 2007: professional virus protection for any size of business

Hall B3, stand 318: new Management Center with integrated Internet Update Manager enables automated updates of AntiVir in the complete network

Tettnang, 06 September 2007 – At the Systems fair, which takes place from October 23 to 26  in Munich, the German IT security expert Avira presents new features of the AntiVir virus protection. The software for professional use can now be managed more efficiently and more easily via the new Avira Security Management Center 2.0 with integrated Internet Update Manager (IUM). The IUM automates distribution of Avira updates and thus ensures a uniformly high security level in the managed system. A visit to the Avira stand in hall B3, booth 318 is also worthwhile in terms of protecting mobile phones and pocket PCs against digital viruses. Avira is equipping the mobile phones of all trade fair visitors with a free version of Avira AntiVir Mobile with a license period of six months.

With the Avira Security Management Center 2.0, businesses can keep management and monitoring expenses for the distributed security solutions as low as possible. With the management software, small and medium-sized businesses in particular are able to achieve the balancing act of guaranteeing a consistently high security level on all clients and servers even without an IT administrator. As the main settings are pre-configured, an automatic update infrastructure is immediately available with the integrated IUM.

For varying security requirements, resulting for example from field service and in-house sales staff, individual directives can be centrally defined with the Avira management tool. The new Management Center is particularly interesting for IT service providers and computer retailers. As they frequently manage the IT environment of many customers via remote access, they can guarantee maximum protection of all dangers from the Internet at all times with the IUM without travel times. The Avira Security Management Center is included free with the current software for small and medium-sized businesses, the Avira SmallBusiness Suite.

In addition to the Systems fair, Avira is also represented at the Internet World in Munich. The congress takes place for the first time from October 23 to 24 in the ICM (International Congress Center Munich). The industry event for Internet professionals offers a five-pronged congress program and many workshops on the latest solutions, trends and strategies with many practical examples for the Internet business. Rainer Witzgall, Executive Vice President of Avira,
will be giving a report on the subject of  “Free is not for nothing” on October 24 at 1.45 p.m.

For details on the new product features or other subjects relating to IT security, Rainer Witzgall, Executive Vice President, is available for personal discussions. Please contact Elisabeth Rothbart on +49 (0) 89 17 30 19 33 or at avira@lewispr.com to arrange an appointment.

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.

Press Contact:

Elisabeth Rothbart
LEWIS Global PR
Baierbrunner Str. 15
D-81379 München
Telefon: +49 (0) 89 1730 19 33
Telefax: +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.