AMSTERDAM - (BUSINESS WIRE) - , Mar. 14, 2012-- AVG Technologies (NYSE: AVG), a leading provider of Internet and mobile security, today announced the publication of the results of management usability testing of IT endpoint security software products for small businesses*. In tests, AVG’s Internet Security Business Edition 2012 was rated Best-in-Class Usability against competing security software suites tested for performing a number of software management tasks.

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    The comparative evaluation, which tested similar products from ten of the leading security brands, was commissioned by AVG and conducted by The Tolly Group, one of the world’s leading independent product testing labs. The evaluation underlines the credentials of AVG’s latest endpoint protection for managing small business networks - for which ease-of-use is of paramount importance.

    Compared to competing software tested overall, AVG Business Internet Edition 2012 presents a number of SMB benefits and advantages. Among those highlighted by The Tolly Group are: the ease with which users can locate and deploy protection to a new endpoint; the simplicity of creating a new policy (for example to identify a new potentially unwanted program and allow an exception for a single endpoint); the straightforward execution of remote cleaning of an infected machine; and the effortless ability to configure updates to include application, engine and patches.

    The Tolly Group recommends that users seek a security software solution that provides robust protection in an easy-to-install and easy-to-use package.…This allows users to save time using the software while faster deployment can reduce risk of viruses spreading across the business network…says the report.

    “The security needs of small and medium businesses (SMBs) are no different from those of major enterprise,” said Yuval Ben-Itzhak, chief technology officer for AVG. “Just because SMBs don’t have the same IT resources available to manage installation and policy updates should not mean they have to settle for second best.”

    “Our testing showed that AVG’s solution can save users valuable management time and is one of the easiest to use for such common tasks as running scans and installing software across a small business network,” said Kevin Tolly, founder of The Tolly Group.

    AVG Internet Security Business Edition 2012 is designed to help SMBs deal with an evolving threat landscape. Features include innovative combination of improved speed, protection, cost and time savings; smart scanning for fewer interruptions and smaller footprint; antivirus protection and Internet security across multiple touch-points (from e-mail and the web to emerging threats like information theft, social engineering and use of social media for business) and easy-to-use centralized management.

    The ease of management and usability evaluation from The Tolly Group complements a 2011 review by SC Magazine that gave the solution five stars for value-for-money.

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

    *Tests performed in November 2011, findings compiled by Tolly Group in February 2012.

    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 approximately 108 million active users as of December 31, 2011 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. (Source: AVG Technologies)


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