Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Berlinale 2008: Avira protects the press

Avira AntiVir is keeping malicious malware away from press computers while bodyguards are protecting prominent festival guests for two weeks

Tettnang, 6 February 2008 – With Avira protection computer viruses will not be gaining entry to the Berlinale 2008. From 7 to 17 February more than 19,000 guests from 120 countries, among them 4,000 journalists will meet at the greatest cultural event of the metropolis. The German IT security expert Avira will be on centre stage protecting the press with its proven anti-virus software. Avira will not obtain a Golden bear, but guarantee that the press from the whole world can report the 58th International film festival without malware.

"We are very happy to join the Berlinale in this way", explains Tjark Auerbach, founder and managing director of Avira. "As German IT security experts we are virtually predestined to protect the glamorous Berlinale and ensure it will remain virus-free with the AntiVir Workstation."

Avira AntiVir Workstation will be installed on all computers used by journalists and offers optimum security under Windows and UNIX. Digital attackers such as viruses, worms, Trojans, rootkits as well as ad/spyware are reliably detected and removed. Avira significantly enhances the security level by means of practical management functions and resource-saving technologies and reduces the operating costs. There is practically no need to administer the product because of its easy installation and configuration, automated workflows as well as the possibility of central network-wide management. For further information please see theproduct page.

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