Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Security escort in the Internet

Avira AntiVir Premium Security Suite adds new WebGuard functionality for secure surfing and downloading

Tettnang, 11 September 2007 – The German IT security expert, Avira, is equipping its Premium Security Suite with additional functionality. With WebGuard, the Avira Premium Security Suite now protects the Internet activities of end-users even more comprehensively. The new module works independently of the browser and scans HTTP-based Internet data traffic for malware. In addition, the software has an anti-spam tool, detects and removes rootkits and contains a WLAN-optimized firewall. With the current game mode, the virus protection is compatible with gaming applications without restrictions and now supports Windows Vista 64-bit. Avira Premium Security Suite is now available with a license period of one year as a single workstation license for EUR 39.95 or as a family license for three computers for EUR 59.95 from the Avira online shop and from retailers.

Surfing, online shopping, Internet banking, e-mails and computer games are the main activities of private PC users. In order to be protected against the daily increase in Internet crime, the Avira Premium Security Suite provides reliable defense from digital viruses. The new WebGuard makes an important contribution to this: as a local proxy it handles downloading of requested files, which are then scanned for anomalies, including archives. When the scan is complete, “clean” files are automatically forwarded to the applications. The Avira Premium Security Suite notifies the user of infected files, who can then completely block, isolate and move the infected website or the infected object to quarantine or ignore the message. With white-listing, certain file types or URLs can be excluded from the scan beforehand by WebGuard.

Further information on the product is available from Avira at: http://www.avira.de/de/produkte/avira_premium_security_suite.html

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.

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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.