Tuesday, September 10, 2013

China’s Largest Email Service to Use Avira Security Software

Avira Scanning Engines to Protect Tencent’s Email Customers from Malware

Tettnang, Germany --- September 10, 2013 – Security expert Avira announced today that Tencent, China’s largest Internet services provider, has licensed Avira’s SAVAPI anti-malware scanning engine. Tencent’s QQ Mail division will use Avira’s software to scan for and remove malware for all of its 300 million email service customers.

“QQ Mail is one of the biggest email service vendors in China. Tencent QQ email integrated Avira antivirus engine to improve virus scanning speed of the email and to provide secure email services for QQ Mail users,” said Jeffrey Du (杜庆生) , Vice General Manager of Tencent Email.

Tencent chose Avira’s antivirus and security software because of Avira’s industry reputation for high quality software, and because of the ease with which Avira’s technology can be integrated via the SAVAPI SDK.

Tencent will use Avira SAVAPI SDK to scan the incoming and outgoing email messages for potential threat, and to block any malware, thus the user will be able to use the service freely and without the fear of being infected.

“Avira software has been localized for Chinese languages since 2010, which demonstrates our commitment to the China market. And our technology has been proven to be able to scale to hundreds of millions of customers, so we were a natural choice for Tencent,” said Travis Witteveen, CEO for Avira. “We are pleased that Tencent has put their trust in Avira.” 

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About Tencent

Founded in November 1998, Tencent Inc. has grown into China's largest and most used Internet service portal. In its ten-year history, Tencent has been able to maintain steady and fast-paced growth by always putting its users first. On June 16th, 2004, Tencent Holdings Limited (SEHK 700) went public on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

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.