Tuesday, June 8, 2004

AntiVir® to receive the "Virus Bulletin 100%" Award for the second time this year

Tettnang, June 08, 2004 – These are indeed very welcome achievements: For the second time this year, H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH received the Virus Bulletin 100% Award. After comprehensive comparison testing on the Windows XP Professional platform, AntiVir® was again rewarded the coveted title. The Virus Bulletin testers were impressed by the optimum results on the "in-the-wild" categories.

After winning the award for the Linux comparison testing in April this year, H+BEDV is now proud to feature the Virus Bulletin 100% Award for the Windows XP Professional platform. The installed antivirus programs were supposed to identify as many different types of so-called "in-the-wild" viruses as possible, both on access and on demand. In both categories, AntiVir® yielded a detection rate of 100 percent. There was also a comparison of the hard disk scan duration of the 25 antivirus programs tested. Again, AntiVir® delivered a very good performance.

"Virus Bulletin" is the world’s most renowned trade journal for antivirus and security. The security software performance tests and the criteria for awarding the coveted Virus Bulletin 100% logo are among the most demanding in the industry. The award entitles H+BEDV to feature the Virus Bulletin 100% logo as a seal of quality on its product packaging for a period of one year.

About H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH

H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH is a specialized manufacturer of cross-system security business solutions for small and medium businesses and large organizations. Since 1988, the Tettnang enterprise has developed and distributed its award-winning antivirus solution AntiVir®. A core objective of H+BEDV Datentechnik is the closing of security gaps in the field of enterprise-critical communication interfaces. The enterprise is well-positioned in the Windows market and also one of the technological leaders in the Linux market, providing a wide range of high-performance security solutions for Linux-based Web and e-mail servers and workstations.

A large number of resellers and registered AntiVir® dealers in Europe and outside Europe ensure a tight sales network for H+BEDV Datentechnik. Strategic partners are, among others, AVM Computersysteme, Clearswift, Group Technologies, Novell, Pyramid Computers, Red Hat and SuSE. Furthermore, the enterprise works closely together with the German federal agency for security in information technology (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik, BSI).

For more information about H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH and AntiVir®, visit: www.hbedv.com

Press contact details

For more information and photographic material, please contact:
H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH
Karin Klösges
Lindauer Strasse 21 88069 Tettnang, Germany
Tel: +49 (0) 7542-500 0
Fax: +49 (0) 7542-525 10
Email: mailto:presse@antivir.de

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.