Software publisher and distributor Manaccom has brought together two high-profile antivirus and Web filtering software brands in a bundle that it hopes will increase sales by around 20 per cent.
Manaccom will distribute Trend Micro's PC-Cillin antivirus software with child protection filtering tool Net Nanny in a two-box bundle available to retailers at the end of this month.
"The bundle is available to all retailers and resellers, including the little guys," said managing director Ian Mackay.
Manaccom has been distributing Net Nanny, which has a higher market share in Australia than anywhere else in the world, for around four years. The decision to bundle the product with an antivirus solution means both companies can now offer a retail solution that spans the product range of their competitors. Manaccom will be promoting the bundle, which will retail for $149, through some of the larger retailers, such as Harvey Norman.
"This deal is a perfect fit for us and we are thrilled," said Trend Micro ANZ managing director Chris Poulos.
Manaccom has also entered the game arena, taking on the publishing and distribution for the popular title Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project. It will be available in May and will retail for $69.95. It is hardly Manaccom's first foray into gaming; it was the first to take on an obscure little title called Doom in the days when the game couldn't find a publisher in this country.