AVG Technologies Initiates Cooperation With Leading Download Portal Soft32
AVG Secure Search to be bundled with software downloads, bringing safe and secure surfing to an even broader audience
AMSTERDAM & SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AVG Technologies N.V. (NYS: AVG) , the provider of Internet and mobile security to 143 million active users, today announced a new agreement with one of the world's most popular software download portals, Soft32.
Soft32 hosts more than 100,000 apps suitable for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android platforms, delivering over 10 million downloads to its community of users every month. Under the terms of this agreement, Soft32 will now include AVG Secure Search as part of selected software packages available to download from its servers.
John Giamatteo, COO of AVG Technologies, commented: "AVG is focused on helping people enjoy greater freedom and peace of mind when they're browsing the Internet. By working with Soft32 and including AVG Secure Search with app downloads, this new relationship will make it even easier for thousands of consumers to benefit added security and protection from threats and unwanted intrusions into their online experience and privacy."
AVG Secure Search works across Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, and alerts users to potentially dangerous webpages before they visit them, helping to protect their personal information and devices from threats. The browser add-on also integrates AVG's pioneering Do Not Track technology, which lets users take control of their privacy by restricting how websites track their surfing through cookies and other automated software.
"Like Soft32, AVG is a disruptive leader in its field and this agreement represents a fantastic opportunity for us to deliver added security and online safety to our user community," said Lucian Todea, CEO and Founder of Soft32. "It's great to be working with a global recognized partner that offers long-term stability and is committed to mutual success. We look forward to developing innovative new software solutions with AVG that benefit our users and help Soft32 to continue to grow."
Soft32 was established in 2001 and today is one of the world's largest software download portals, reaching a user community that downloads more than 10 million applications every month. Hosting more than 100,000 products across Windows, Mac or Mobile apps, Soft32 is the place to find them. Editor and user reviews help users make the best choice around their software purchases.
About AVG Technologies (NYSE: AVG)
AVG's mission is to simplify, optimize and secure the Internet experience, providing peace of mind to a connected world. AVG's powerful yet easy-to-use software and online services put users in control of their Internet experience. By choosing AVG's software and services, users become part of a trusted global community that benefits from inherent network effects, mutual protection and support. AVG has grown its user base to 143 million active users as of September 30, 2012 and offers a product portfolio that targets the consumer and small business markets and includes Internet security, PC performance optimization, online backup, mobile security, identity protection and family safety software.
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