Australian distributor pins Czech antivirus software

Australian distributor pins Czech antivirus software

Tasmanian distribution and IT support company PIN 6 Technology has announced a distribution agreement with Czech Republic-based Alwil Software to supply its antivirus products to the Australian market.

Securing approval last week for the exclusive distribution of Avast! Anti Virus software, managing director of Pin 6 Technology Stuart Nicholas believes there's a good market for Avast! because of the extent of the virus problem.

"The problem itself is growing constantly, any software manufacturer that can keep pace with it will succeed," he said.

Primarily targeting large corporates and OEMs, Nicholas claims Avast! rates in the top view virus software products in the world.

The product provides virus protection for 16-bit MS DOS and Windows 3.x systems as well as 32-bit systems under Windows 95/98, Windows NT 3.51 and higher.

With new signature lists published each month, available either free from the Alwil web site or via a subscription-based disk distribution system, Avast! will retail for around $50 claims Nicholas.

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