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GRISOFT AVG Receives First Virus Bulletin Certification on Windows Vista

  • 15 February, 2007 08:03

<p>AVG Anti-Virus 7.5 passes the most recent virus tests for the latest VB 100 Certification</p>
<p>Avalanche Technology Group, Australasian distributor of GRISOFT’s AVG security software, today announced that AVG Anti-Virus has received Virus Bulletin’s VB100 award for tests completed on Microsoft Windows Vista. This award states that AVG had found and removed all presented viruses considered to be "in the wild" and is therefore ready to protect users of Microsoft’s new operating system. The quality of AVG Anti-Virus for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista is also approved by ICSA Labs, which recently certified AVG Anti-Virus on the Vista platform.</p>
<p>“The close cooperation with Microsoft in developing security tools for beta versions of Windows Vista and the preparation for the Vista launch was a great experience for us,” said Larry Bridwell, Global Security Strategist for AVG. “We can now confidently say that users of our security products are fully prepared to face a broad range of Internet threats even when upgrading to Windows Vista.”</p>
<p>Virus Bulletin is one of the known authorities in the security industry. VB editors regularly test security products against real risks on numerous operating systems. AVG not only passed the current testing on Windows Vista but it continues to keep 100% success rate since AVG products were tested in 2004.</p>
<p>AVG protects Vista users against a broad range of Internet threats including viruses, trojans, spyware, spam, dialers and worms. The comprehensive AVG 7.5 product line offers its users reliable automatic updates with a simple to use, unified user interface.</p>
<p>Avalanche provides its commercial AVG clients with free customer support via telephone and email during Australian business hours, backed up by full 24 / 7 / 365 support from GRISOFT.</p>
<p>All products in the AVG range are available on the Avalanche website and via its extensive network of resellers located throughout Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.</p>
<p>About Virus Bulletin
Virus Bulletin started in 1989 as a magazine dedicated to providing PC users with a regular source of intelligence about computer viruses, their prevention, detection and removal, and how to recover programs and data following an attack.</p>
<p>Virus Bulletin quickly became the leading specialist publication in the field of viruses and related malware.</p>
<p>Editorial independence has always been VB's prime concern. From the very first issue, VB has cut through the hype and remained uninfluenced by vendors' sales pitches and marketing babble. The aim of the magazine is to arm users with all the information they need to stay current with the latest developments in the anti-malware field.</p>
<p>About ICSA Labs
For over a decade, ICSA Labs, an independent division of Cybertrust, Inc., has been the security industry's central authority for research, intelligence, and certification testing of products. ICSA Labs sets standards for information security products and certifies over 95% of the installed base of anti-virus, firewall, IPSec VPN, cryptography, SSL VPN, network IPS, anti-spyware and PC firewall products commonly deployed in the world today.</p>
<p>About GRISOFT
Founded in 1991, with corporate offices in Europe and the USA, GRISOFT is focused on developing software solutions that provide protection from computer viruses. GRISOFT's primary focus is to deliver the most comprehensive and proactive protection available on the market.</p>
<p>Distributed globally through resellers and through the internet, the AVG Anti-Virus product line supports all major operating systems and platforms. More than 40 million users around the world use GRISOFT AVG products to protect their computers and networks.</p>
<p>Employing some of the world's leading experts in antivirus software, specifically in the areas of virus analysis and detection, software development, and antivirus support, GRISOFT is uniquely positioned to continue its leadership in the industry. GRISOFT continues to invest in R&amp;D, teaming with leading universities to maintain its technological edge.</p>
<p>GRISOFT has experienced incredible growth in the last decade, particularly in the last few years, due to its ability to apply technical expertise to the protection of both businesses and home users. GRISOFT is continually expanding to address the needs of the global market.</p>
<p>About Avalanche
Established in 1997 and based in Melbourne, Avalanche Technology Group Pty Ltd is a wholly owned Australian company that distributes a range of innovative business software solutions to the Australian and New Zealand markets. The products, which focus on real business needs, provide outstanding technical solutions and exceptional value for the client.</p>
<p>Avalanche is the Australian and New Zealand distributor of GRISOFT´s AVG security portfolio and FinePrint Software´s pdfFactory and FinePrint products. Avalanche has a 900-strong reseller network across Australia and New Zealand.</p>
<p>For more detailed information please contact:
Peter Cameron Avalanche Technology Group 1300 855 005
Shuna Boyd BoydPR 02 9418 8100</p>

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