AVG Targets SMBs With New Security Software

Free antivirus software developer AVG Technologies has announced the availability of two security packages that are geared up to protect Internet-active SMB owners

From online transactions and email communications to handling sensitive customer data, AVG Internet Security 2011 Business Edition is designed to protect Internet-active businesses from online threats, while AVG Anti-Virus 2011 Business Edition offers real-time protection against the latest online threats.

Internet Security 2011 Business Edition and Anti-Virus 2011 Business Edition are based on the company’s People Powered Protection design model; incorporating feedback from AVG’s global community of more than 110 million users, the product suite includes enhanced web and social network protection, a user-friendly interface, and a faster, nimble and more powerful design.

Ease Of Use

“At AVG, we recognise that most small business owners are not IT experts, and need an antivirus and Internet security solution for their business that provides maximum protection and is easy to administrate,” said J.R. Smith, CEO of AVG Technologies. “That’s why we designed Internet Security 2011 Business Edition and Anti-Virus 2011 Business Edition to be the easiest to use and manage on the market.”

The complete AVG 2011 paid family of consumer and SMB products is available via the company’s website.

Pricing for a one-year,five-seat license for Internet Security Business Edition 2011 starts at $247.99 (£156). A one- year, two-seat license for Anti-Virus 2011 Business Edition starts at $89.99 (£57), and a two-year, two-seat license starts at $134.99 (£85).

AVG’s business security solutions are used by midmarket companies worldwide, including Kaseya, a global provider of IT systems management software based in Lausanne, Switzerland.

“Kaseya currently has a significant number of deployments of AVG integrated into the Kaseya product line, allowing our customers a ‘single pane of glass’ to view all aspects of the environments they manage,” said Jeff Keyes of Kaseya. “The integration includes monitoring and remediation for component status, signature versions, scans, and many other aspects of the AVG product. We are looking forward to the improvements in AVG 2011.”

Social Networking

Business Edition 2011 features social networking protection, which offers real-time, automatic checking of links exchanged within Facebook and MySpace, as well as a customisable remote admin that enables remote installation, deployment and management of business network security no matter where employees are located.

Other features include a desktop widget, which provides information on connection status, server workload and stations requiring attention with links to reports as well as news and updates from AVG and smart anti-rootkit technology.

Nathan Eddy

Nathan Eddy is a contributor to eWeek and TechWeekEurope, covering cloud and BYOD

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