AMSTERDAM — March 22, 2016 — AVG® Technologies N.V. (NYSE: AVG), the online security company™ providing leading software and services to secure devices, data and people, announced today key drivers to accelerate value for AVG channel partners and support small and medium business customers’ security needs. The company has optimized its AVG Business portfolio with new cloud security updates, added channel partners to enhance its partner ecosystem, and will be launching a partner certification program.
“We are transforming our AVG channel program to increase channel partner value,” said Fred Gerritse, GM, AVG Business. “Our partners need to effectively respond to their business customers’ security needs, while continuing to grow their own operations. We are putting new initiatives in place that will address these needs and help enable partners to become more experienced in AVG business security solutions and to work more simply and efficiently with us in the process.”
New AVG CloudCare™ security features
The company is integrating key AVG Antivirus 2016 features with its AVG CloudCare product, for advanced endpoint security protection. The new features include a faster scanning engine; cloud-based, real-time outbreak detection and proactive artificial intelligence detection capabilities; and access to advanced policy settings. AVG CloudCare enables partners to access a range of security services through one platform and centralized dashboard, with the ability to manage and monitor services automatically.
New channel partners
AVG has signed new channel partners this year and also strengthened its AVG Business distribution channels to increase flexibility and revenue opportunities for distributors and partners. CMS Distribution, the largest UK and Ireland independent, value-added distributor, has joined AVG’s channel partner program as a new UK distributor. Serving 3,000 partners, including the top UK VARs, CMS Distribution brings the go-to-market track record to sell the full AVG Business portfolio, including AVG AntiVirus and Internet Security Business Edition, AVG CloudCare, and its remote monitoring and management (RMM) platform, AVG Managed Workplace®.
New partner certification program
AVG Business partners and distributors will soon have access, through a new partner certification program, to business, marketing and technical training to elevate AVG product expertise and simplify end customer onboarding and implementation. To meet these goals, the program will deliver an efficient, systematic approach to product and technical training, including a phased certification program that rewards partners for developing knowledge and achieving specific revenue milestones.
AVG’s Partner Certification Program and AVG CloudCare enhancements will be available in April. For more information, visit http://www.avg.com/service-provider-solutions.
About AVG Technologies N.V. (NYSE: AVG)
AVG is the leading provider of software services to secure devices, data and people. AVG’s award-winning consumer portfolio includes internet security, performance optimization, location services, data controls and insights, and privacy and identity protection, for mobile devices and desktops. The AVG Business portfolio, delivered through a global partner network, provides cloud security and remote monitoring and management (RMM) solutions that protect small and medium businesses around the world. For more information visit www.avg.com.
Zoe Kine, AVG Technologies
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Tony Mays, AVG Technologies
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Rachel Starr, Inner Circle Labs
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March 22, 2016