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AVG Expands its Security Solutions for GNU/Linux and FreeBSD Platforms

  • 21 November, 2006 09:17

<p>Addresses business needs of protecting open source systems without affecting performance</p>
<p>Avalanche Technology Group, the Australian/New Zealand distributor of AVG security software, today announced several new versions of the AVG antivirus offerings for GNU/Linux and FreeBSD open source platforms. The products include AVG Email Server Edition 7.5 for Linux/FreeBSD now with integrated anti-spam as well as new products for the GNU/Linux platform – AVG Anti-Virus Professional Edition 7.5 for Linux/FreeBSD and AVG File Server Edition 7.5 for Linux/FreeBSD. This release strengthens AVG’s commitment to alternative operating systems including for the first time support for FreeBSD.</p>
<p>“Small businesses are using alternative operating systems like GNU/Linux and FreeBSD for e-mail, web and file server applications along with Windows-based workstations,” said Larry Bridwell, AVG’s Global Security Strategist. “This allows for reduction in total cost of ownership. AVG for Linux and FreeBSD editions complement this strategy, while making sure the heterogeneous environment remains secure without impacting the system resources.”</p>
<p>AVG Email Server Edition 7.5 for Linux/FreeBSD includes improvements like integrated anti-spam and faster e-mail scanning. Integration of antivirus and anti-spam reduces the strain on the email server and improves user efficiency by eliminating the number of unsolicited e-mails.</p>
<p>AVG File Server Edition 7.5 for Linux/FreeBSD offers antivirus protection of data stored on file servers in a heterogeneous environment. Scanning files from the server frees resources on the workstations and makes common computing tasks more efficient. AVG Anti-Virus Professional Edition 7.5 for Linux/FreeBSD offers professional antivirus protection for workstations running alternative operating systems.</p>
<p>AVG security products for GNU/Linux and FreeBSD even provide high performance on older PCs and servers because of their minimal hardware requirements such as Intel Pentium 200 MHz and 256 MB of system memory. Installation packages of new AVG products are available for FreeBSD and most Linux distributions including RedHat, Suse, Debian and Mandriva.</p>
<p>Pricing and availability
AVG products for GNU/Linux and FreeBSD are available immediately via Avalanche’s website, which offers trial versions.</p>
<p>All pricing comes with a two-year licence and free technical support.</p>
<p>AVG Anti-Virus Professional Edition 7.5 for Linux/FreeBSD is priced at A$40.95 per user. A licence of AVG Email Server Edition 7.5 for Linux/FreeBSD costs A$751 and includes 50 email accounts. AVG File Server Edition 7.5 for Linux/FreeBSD is priced at A$622 and includes 50 connections to the server.</p>
<p>About AVG</p>
<p>AVG provides the leading AVG antivirus, firewall protection and security solutions for consumers and SMEs. It is one of the fastest growing companies in the industry with more than 40 million users around the world that rely on AVG products to protect their computers and networks.
Established in 1991, AVG employs some of the world’s leading experts in antivirus software, specifically in the areas of virus analysis and detection, software development, and antivirus support. AVG award-winning products are distributed globally through resellers and the Internet as well as via AVG Anti-Virus Software Developer’s Kit (SDK) to interested partners.</p>
<p>About Avalanche Technology Group</p>
<p>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 Anti-Virus and Internet Security product range and FinePrint Software´s pdfFactory and FinePrint products. Avalanche has a 800-strong reseller network across Australia and New Zealand.</p>
<p>For more information please contact:
Peter Cameron Avalanche Technology Group 1300 855 005
Shuna Boyd BoydPR 02 9418 8100</p>

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