Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Avira to support new Microsoft Windows Home Server

Tettnang, 21 November 2007 – Avira, the leading German IT-security expert, announced today that the company will support the Microsoft Windows Home Server. Leveraging the extensibility of the Windows Home Server platform, Avira’s solution will offer award-winning malware detection and removal technology, protecting information stored on Windows Home Server. Windows Home Server is designed to offer families with multiple PCs an easy way to protect, connect, organize and share digital information such as images, music, video and personal documents.

“Avira’s software is a great example of how Windows Home Server is a platform for new solutions for homes with multiple PCs,” said Steven VanRoekel, director of Windows Server Solutions at Microsoft.  “Windows Home Server with Avira software will help consumers ensure their precious digital media is more safe and secure.”

The new Avira software will be tightly integrated into the new Windows Server product and will be easy to manage from within the Home Server Console. It will offer complete protection against malware attacks on files stored on the server through its on-demand and on-access real-time scanning features. Both are renowned for their extremely high detection rate and very fast performance. The Avira software automatically updates the underlying protection technology without any user interaction.

“We are delighted to add support for Windows Home Server to our product portfolio”, says Tjark Auerbach, CEO of Avira. “The Windows Home Server is ideal for consumers, as well as home-based businesses, a market segment in which Avira is traditionally very strong. Working with Microsoft, Avira will provide an outstanding solution that will bring additional value to our joint customers.”

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.