Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Avira Selected for Facebook’s AV Marketplace

Palo Alto, California and Tettnang, Germany --- October 16, 2012 – Security expert Avira announced today that Facebook has selected Avira to be included in its Facebook AV Marketplace. Avira’s top-rated antivirus security software, Avira Free Antivirus will now be offered to Facebook’s more than 1 billion active users.

In addition, Avira will contribute posts to the Facebook Security blog and provide security threat warnings and blacklist information to Facebook’s URL blacklist system.

Avira Free Antivirus has received an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on thirteen independent reviews. The software provides protection from malware including viruses, worms, rootkits and spyware, and includes a toolbar featuring Website Safety Advisor and Browser Tracking Blocker.

"Over the past eight years Facebook has sought to provide a secure experience for its over billion strong community to share and connect,” said Joe Sullivan, chief security officer for Facebook. “Today we add another layer of protection to our site integrity systems with Avira's data on malicious websites and the expansion of the AV Marketplace to include Avira's anti-virus software will empower users to better protect their devices and data."

The Facebook AV Marketplace was created in April of this year and is accessible from the Facebook Security Facebook page.

“As a member of the AV Marketplace, Avira will help protect Facebook users and make the web a safe place to connect with family and friends,” said Noah Kindler, VP of technology operations, Americas at Avira, Inc.

Media Contacts:

AVIRA

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

Europe:
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

About Facebook

Founded in 2004, Facebook's mission is to make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what's going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.

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.