Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Avira and takeMS enter strategic partnership for more safety

Avira AntiVir 90 days free on all takeMS MEM drives.

Breisach, Tettnang, February 11, 2009 – Fast, sure and available: Especially working life demands mobility. takeMS has the fitting memory solution to meet every requirement, ranging from working memory to groundbreaking flash and USB products. Thanks to the cooperation with anti-virus software provider Avira, takeMS clients will experience additional safety: In addition to the “Carry it Easy +Plus” software all takeMS MEM drives now include an Avira application for downloading the evaluation version of the approved anti-virus software AntiVir Premium during 90 days for free.

Rainer Witzgall, Avira Executive Vice President, is glad about cooperating with the German memory producer: “Dangers coming from the Internet are on the increase. Especially people using mobile memories should not neglect the aspects of IT safety. The risk of transporting malware through mobile memory unknowingly from one computer to another is high,” explains the IT safety specialist. “takeMS is the perfect partner since we have a lot in common: both companies have confirmed experience in their main business, offer process-aimed, modern solutions and their international trend is at growth.”

Edmund Dägele, CEO and President of the takeMS International AG adds that: “Nowadays security is considered being highly important. Therefore we do not only want to provide our customers reliable memory products but also ample added value. With Avira we now have an experienced IT security specialist on our side.”

The Avira AntiVir Premium anti-virus software offers important safety and comfort functions and makes the use of the Internet safer and more comfortable. The Premium security-pack includes next to a fast and resource-saving virus scanner also protection from ad- and spy-ware, dialers and phishing-attacks. Avira AntiVir Personal Edition Premium detects and removes root kits, provides all-around safety for the e-mail traffic and has always up-to-date protection from attackers. The software moreover includes additional functions like a Web Guard that analyses http-based Internet pages, detects infections and automatically blocks malware-URL. The Avira AntiVir Premium anti-virus protection is available online for $44.99 at Avira’s online shop and in stores.

About takeMS

takeMS international AG is one of the leading manufacturers of memory products world-wide. In more than 50 countries the name takeMS stands for highest quality standards and a convincing price performance ratio. takeMS has settled the demanding German quality guidelines as its standard. With its millionfold sold products takeMS has received the highest honour a company can receive: the confidence of its long standing customers. Additionally numerous national and international awards for takeMS products confirm the high requirement of this young company. The conviction in its products allows takeMS to grant a 10 years warranty on memory modules, 5 years on its innovative flash and USB products and 2 years on hard drives, digital frames and navigation systems.

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