Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Kingsoft Internet Security Software Integrates Avira Anti-Malware Engine

Tettnang, Germany & Hong Kong, China --- October 9, 2012 – Security expert Avira announced today that Kingsoft Internet Security Software, China’s leading security software development company, will license and integrate Avira’s anti-malware technology.

Avira’s anti-malware engines will be used in Kingsoft’s consumer PC desktop security software products marketed under its Kingsoft Antivirus and Kingsoft Internet Security brands, as well as its Chinese-language Duba brand.

“As a global Internet security company, Kingsoft uses both in-house technology and trusted partners like Avira to give our customers the best security protection possible,” said Mr. Fu Sheng (傅盛), CEO of Kingsoft Internet Security Software. “Avira technology has a reputation in the industry for quality engineering, low memory consumption, full multi-threading support, high throughput and reliability, and other performance advantages. Best of all, we are able to use Avira’s SAVAPI anti-malware SDK, which makes integrating Avira security technology simple and cost-effective.”

“We are grateful to Kingsoft for their trust in Avira to help to protect their millions of customers,“ said Tjark Auerbach, founder and CEO of Avira. “We look forward to a long relationship.”

Media Contacts:


Rocket Science PR, for Avira
Rich Mullikin, APR
Tel: +1 415 464 8110 x216
Mobile: +1 925 354 7444
Email: rich@rocketscience.com

Flutlicht GmbH, for Avira
Veit Kollera
Tel: +49-911-47495-17
Fax: +49-911-47495-55
Mobile: +49-170-2252603
Email: v.kollera@flutlicht.biz


Hong Kong
Mr. David Ip
Vice President, Global Business Development,
Kingsoft Internet Security Software Ltd
Tel: (852) 2162 7356
Email: david.ip@conew.com

About Kingsoft Corporate

Established in 1989, Kingsoft Corporate Limited is a software development company headquartered in Beijing, China. Our services include online game and software applications planning, development, operations and distribution over online and offline channels. The composition of our team is diverse and complete. Kingsoft's team is integrally formed by industry experts from various industries. This wide range of experience has been drawn upon to produce services and solutions that is both practical and comprehensive. As a leading software developer, Kingsoft has developed several innovative software applications, including Kingsoft Office, Kingsoft Internet Security, and Kingsoft Power Word as well as martial arts MMORPGs, such as the "JX Series" and "The First Myth", and "CQ Online".

About Avira

More than 100 million consumers and small businesses depend upon Avira’s security expertise and award-winning antivirus software, making the company the number-two market share leader globally. Avira is ranked #1 in technology innovation according to ABI Research; recommended by Consumer Reports for its free antivirus software; cited by OPSWAT as the #1 fastest-growing antivirus vendor in 2012 and the #2 largest vendor worldwide in 2011; and has received a nearly unbroken string of Virus Bulletin VB100 awards for the past decade.

Avira provides IT-security protection to computers, smartphones, servers and networks, delivered as both software and cloud-based services. Visit www.avira.com.