AMSTERDAM 13 June, 2012 – AVG Technologies (NYSE: AVG), the provider of internet and mobile security to 114 million active users, today releases a major update to AVG Family Safety® for iOS® and introduces AVG Family Safety for Windows® Phone.
AVG Family Safety for Windows Phone and iOS:
- a free, secure and family-friendly web browser to help protect children from inappropriate websites
- keeps the whole family safe from scams, fraud, phishing and potentially malicious online content
”With people increasingly using mobile devices to access social networks and browse the web, protecting these devices against online threats has become vital,” said JR Smith, CEO of AVG Technologies. “Online scams and attacks are on the rise and can occur on any platform with access to the web. AVG aims to protect its users wherever they go. With AVG Family Safety for iOS and Windows Phone, we provide our users the peace of mind that they and their children are protected against online threats on these mobile platforms too.”
AVG now provides users of iPhones®, iPads® and Windows Phone devices protection for the whole family with the AVG Family Safety browser. Websites that are known to be malicious or contain scams or malware will be blocked using data provided by AVG’s LinkScanner® technology. It comes on top of the built-in mobile security provided by the operating system.
If parents link the app to an AVG Family Safety account, a web interface enables them to manage enhanced filtering options and customize the list of allowed and blocked sites across PCs and mobile devices. Parents can monitor the online activity of the different users and block social networking and other sites per individual login for each child.
The versions are available for free from the Windows Phone Marketplace and the Apple® App Store or from the AVG website at www.avg.com/avg-family-safety. Minimum requirements are a device running Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) or an iPhone, iPad or iPod® Touch running iOS 4.3.
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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 114 million active users as of March 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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June 13, 2012 by AVG PR