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AVG Protects Mobiles with New Security Platform

Published: Wed 13 Jun 2007 04:10 PM
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AVG Protects Mobile Phones with New Security Platform
AVG Mobile Security BETA is available free to users
Avalanche Technology Group, the Australasian distributor of AVG Internet security software, today announced the latest addition to AVG's growing security products portfolio, AVG Mobile Security.
AVG Mobile Security is currently in the BETA testing stage, and available for free download from www.avg.com with a registration to a BETA portal, http://beta.grisoft.cz/beta/index.php?lang=2 .
The system protects Symbian UIQ 3.0 platform mobile phones, compatible with Sony Ericsson P990i, M600i and W950i devices.
The new AVG Mobile Security features SMS anti-spam to protect against unwanted messages and advertising. It also includes advanced functions such as comprehensive system settings, planning and scanning exceptions that are offered with other AVG products.
The estimated number of mobile viruses and threats to mobile phones today is about 350 and continues to increase. According to recently published studies, the number of virus attacks on mobile phones rose fivefold within the last year, affecting customers of more than 80% of mobile operators worldwide. Thousands of mobile phones have been targets of successful attacks, resulting in disabled phones or high bills caused by unwanted messages and calls.
"As our first product for mobile phones, the new AVG Mobile Security platform was designed to help users keep their mobile communications secure at all times," explains Larry Bridwell, Global Security Strategist for AVG. "Hackers are now finding ways to access mobile phone data and we want to ensure that our users stay protected. We look forward to building upon this product and extending AVG's comprehensive and unobtrusive security to protect as many mobile phones as possible."
The new user group will be attached to forum that will be a portal for users to share their experiences testing the software and gain useful advice and insight from other users. AVG Mobile Security is continuously undergoing updates through a worldwide professional distribution system of more than 10,000 servers, allowing rapid reaction to emerging threats.
GRISOFT continues to offer a full security software portfolio to protect computers. The latest editions of AVG Internet Security and AVG Anti-Virus with Anti-Spyware are available online at www.avalanche.com.au.
About GRISOFT
GRISOFT is an industry leading developer of the AVG antivirus, firewall protection and Internet security solutions for consumers and SMEs. It is one of the fastest growing companies in the industry with more than 50 million computers protected by AVG products around the world.
Established in 1991, GRISOFT employs some of the world's leading experts in Internet security, specifically in the areas of virus analysis and detection, software development, and security research. GRISOFT's award-winning products are distributed globally through its 12,000 resellers and the Internet as well as via the AVG Anti-Virus Software Developer's Kit (SDK) to interested partners.
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.
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 800-strong reseller network across Australia and New Zealand.
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