AVG Technologies Enters Strategic Relationship with Infrascale™
Collaboration aims to provide AVG CloudCare™ with additional data protection services for small business
AMSTERDAM & SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AVG Technologies N.V. (NYS: AVG) , the provider of Internet and mobile security, privacy and optimization to 146 million active users, today announced a strategic agreement with online data protection specialist Infrascale.
Under the agreement, AVG and Infrascale will work together to produce additional security-related opportunities benefiting SMBs and drivewidespread adoption of the AVG CloudCare™ small business IT management platform.
"Today's announcement represents the culmination of many months' careful assessment of the market to find the right associate for the long-term development of data protection services," said Mike Foreman, General Manager, SMB, AVG Technologies. "In selecting Infrascale we believe we have found a partner whose established industry profile and credentials within the small business channel are an ideal fit to help broaden our range of data protection and security services in this space."
"AVG is a globally respected brand with one of the largest active user bases of any security company in the market," said Kenneth Shaw, CEO of Infrascale. "What makes the prospect of working together so exciting is how closely their focus on providing small business services that are simple-to-use, reliable and channel-friendly is aligned to our own."
One of the immediate benefits for AVG's small business customers will be the opportunity to try out Infrascale's market-leading SOS online backup solution.
Infrascale Inc. (formerly named SOS Online Inc.) is a privately held, Los Angeles based provider of online backup and file collaboration solutions for both SMB and consumer. Established in 2001, Infrascale is one of the largest worldwide providers of online backup for consumers, small and medium businesses and IT/managed service providers under the product names of SOS online backup. With operations in North America, Asia and Europe, Infrascale has protected over 100,000 businesses and millions of consumers across the globe from data loss.
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 146 million active users as of December 31, 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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