São Paulo, October 28, 2015 – More than 60 smartphones are stolen per hour in the four largest Brazilian cities. To help combat this issue, AVG® Technologies N.V. (NYSE: AVG), the online security companyTM for more than 200 million monthly active users, today announced a new partnership with Conecta to provide AVG’s anti-theft protection to Conecta customers in Brazil. Conecta is the leading Brazilian mobile insurance company responsible for managing more than 90% of the country’s policies. Customers who purchase a Conecta mobile insurance policy will receive a subscription to AVG Internet Security and AVG AntiVirus PRO for AndroidTM, which includes anti-theft protection, for one year. This partnership is being announced in conjunction with Futurecom 2015, an Information and Communication Technology Event of Latin America, from October 26-29 in São Paulo (SP).
AVG AntiVirus PRO for Android’s antitheft protection allows a user to track a device, lock it remotely, and delete the data stored on it, and even take a picture of the thief and back up applications.
“Smartphones are expensive items, usually purchased on credit. In cases of loss or theft, users would have to pay for the missing phone, as well as the cost of replacing it. They may also lose photos, music and other important content,” says Leandro Mantovam, Sales Director at AVG Technologies Brazil. “Between Conecta's insurance and AVG’s apps, this partnership helps protects the device, the data and the content. A real and important example of online and physical security converging.”
Conecta is a leader in insurance for the mobile market and works with 100% of the mobile operators that offer smartphone insurance. Founded in 2001, Conecta was the first company to find solutions that would ensure the safe mobile phones in the country.
“As technology is becoming more essential for our customers, our mission is to make their lives easier and safer, while staying connected. To achieve our goals, we must focus on excellence in the provisioning of our services, and constantly improve our solutions,” said Thiago Villa, Operations Director of Conecta.
AVG will provide more information at the following event:
Futurecom 2015 – Leading the Digital Transformation
Date: October 26 to 29, 2015
Schedule: 9h30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (including Trade Show and International Congress) Location: Transamérica Expo Center - Avenida Doutor Mário Vilas Boas Rodrigues, 387 - Santo Amaro, São Paulo – SP - Brazil
About AVG Technologies (NYSE: AVG)
AVG is the online security company providing leading software and services to secure devices, data and people. AVG’s award-winning technology is delivered to over 200 million monthly active users worldwide. AVG’s Consumer portfolio includes internet security, performance optimization, location services, data controls and insights, personal privacy and identity protection for mobile devices and desktops. The AVG Business portfolio - delivered by managed service providers, VARs and resellers - offers IT administration, control and reporting, integrated security and mobile device management that simplifies protection for businesses.
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A Conecta é especializada em soluções de proteção móvel, responsável pela gestão de mais de 90% das apólices que cobrem aparelhos celulares no Brasil. Atendendo 100% das operadoras de telefonia que oferecem seguros de celular, a empresa conecta todas as pontas que passam por mais de 2 milhões de consumidores, seguradoras, corretoras, call centers, bancos de dados e logística. Fundada em 2001, foi a primeira empresa a encontrar soluções que realmente viabilizassem os seguros de celulares no país.
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