Tolly Group Highlights AVG CloudCare's Breadth of Coverage in Comparative Tests


Tolly Group Highlights AVG CloudCare's Breadth of Coverage in Comparative Tests

AMSTERDAM & SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AVG Technologies N.V. (NYS: AVG) , the provider of Internet and mobile security, privacy and optimization to 150 million active users, today announced the results of comparative testing by Tolly Group, the premier independent test lab and provider of third-party validation services, of AVG CloudCare™, a cloud-based remote administration platform provided to resellers free-of-charge to help them manage their small business customers' IT needs. In these tests, AVG CloudCare was the most comprehensive cloud-based endpoint security management solution - meeting all nine of the functionality criteria under review.

The comparative evaluation, which tested similar products from four of the leading security brands, was conducted on virtual machines to simulate the deployment and management of endpoint security for Microsoft Windows 7 clients. Tolly engineers examined a variety of management functions applicable to individual endpoints and to groups via policy updates.

In comparison with the competing platforms tested, the Tolly Group determined that AVG CloudCare currently offers the most comprehensive management functionality including its easy-to-use, intuitive user interface; seamless, integrated "push" install; customizable alerts and pre-defined reports; quarantine management via cloud console; ability to temporarily enable/disable endpoint security services; wake-on-LAN and complete remote control.

In conducting these tests, Tolly Group concluded that while a move to "the cloud" does have a state-of-the-art aura to it, there remain some considerable gaps in management functionality amongst some of the current offerings. They concluded that the AVG CloudCare solution provided the most comprehensive set of management functions among the solutions evaluated.

"From our testing, we found AVG CloudCare to be very easy to use and ideally suited to service providers who want an easy way to remotely manage their small business customer accounts," said Kevin Tolly, founder of The Tolly Group. "From simple on/off services deployment, to keyless licensing, remote login and pre-set policies, it provides key features you need to manage even your smallest business customer efficiently and cost-effectively."

"At AVG, we firmly believe there is nothing small about SMB," said Mike Foreman, General Manager, SMB, AVG Technologies. "With AVG CloudCare, small businesses have the same access to the broad range of managed security services that larger businesses traditionally have - the only difference being that it is delivered in a simple, affordable format that is appropriate for their size."

AVG CloudCare is a cloud-based small business administration platform provided to resellers free-of-charge to help them remotely manage even their smallest customers simply and efficiently. It is a free, easy-to-use management tool, called AVG Remote IT, which allows resellers to remotely deploy a range of services from AVG's award-winning anti-virus software to content filtering, email security services and much more.

You can read the detailed report from The Tolly Group here:

*Tests performed in April 2013, findings compiled by Tolly Group in July 2013.

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 150 million active users as of March 31, 2013 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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