Friday, October 22, 2010

Avira Premium Security Suite is "Software of the Year 2010"

Visitors from chose Avira as the winner in the "Security" category

Tettnang, October 22, 2010 – Over 800,000 Internet users took part in the online poll, which ran between September 1 - 30, 2010, to select the "Software of the Year 2010." Voters picked their favorites from 18 software categories. Avira Premium Security Suite won first place in the "Security" category leaving nine competitors in its wake.

Prior to the online vote, a jury made up of 12 well-known IT and business journalists as well as company representatives selected ten software programs for each category.

"We are pleased to win this award and are honored to have the support of so many fans," explains Travis Witteveen, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Avira. "More than 100 million private users worldwide have shown their great trust in Avira virus protection. To be voted "Software of the Year 2010" by the community is very reassuring for us."

Avira's anti-virus programs offer Internet users the right protection for all their online activities. Avira AntiVir Personal offers users free basic protection and can be downloaded from It protects against viruses, key loggers, and other threats on the Internet. The Avira AntiVir Premium solution offers users expanded security functions such as Avira WebGuard and MailGuard. These filter out viruses from the Internet data flow, thus preventing them from ever reaching your computer. The Avira Premium Security Suite offers additional protection featuring a firewall and parental controls as well as a backup function.

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 lead in independent tests for detection, performance, and usability. Avira is a family-owned company that employs 500 people. Its headquarters are near Lake Constance, in Tettnang, Germany, and the company has additional offices in Munich, Bucharest, Beijing, and Silicon Valley. A portion of Avira's sales support the Auerbach Foundation, which assists education, children, and families in need. For more information about Avira visit