AVG to acquire Android security firm

DroidSecurity was launched last year by CTO Dror Shalev, a former architect at Check Point Software, as well as CEO Eran Pfeffer and Omri Sigelman, vice president of marketing

AVG Technologies Tuesday announced plans to buy out Israel-based start-up DroidSecurity for an undisclosed price by year-end.

2010's hottest tech M&A deals

DroidSecurity  was launched last year by CTO Dror Shalev, a former architect at Check Point Software, as well as CEO Eran Pfeffer and Omri Sigelman, vice president of marketing. The start-up's first offering is consumer-oriented antivirus software for Google Android. The company estimates that over 4.5 million Android mobile devices have downloaded DroidSecurity's software. 

AVG said the acquisition will enable its Mobile Solutions team to further its goals of providing smartphone security, and DroidSecurity indicated there would be work underway to integrate the two companies' technologies.

Read more about wide area network in Network World's Wide Area Network section.

Join the Good Gear Guide newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags business issuesMergers / acquisitionsNetworkingPhonesAndroid securitywirelessanti-malwaremergerscorporate issuesGoogleconsumer electronicssecuritysmartphonessoftwareacquisitions

Struggling for Christmas presents this year? Check out our Christmas Gift Guide for some top tech suggestions and more.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Ellen Messmer

Network World

Most Popular Reviews

Follow Us

Best Deals on GoodGearGuide

Shopping.com

Latest News Articles

Resources

GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

Latest Jobs

Shopping.com

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?