|[January 22, 2014]
Avira Ships Free 'Online Essentials;' Antivirus Security Finally Made Easy
TETTNANG, Germany --(Business Wire)--
Security expert Avira
today began shipping the much-rumored Avira Online Essentials, a
new platform for installing and managing Avira security apps-on all of
the computers, tablets and mobile phones that a consumer owns-all in one
place via an easy-to-use web based dashboard.
As the number of internet-connected devices that a consumer uses
increases with laptops, smart phones and tablets all from different
manufacturers, Avira Online Essentials makes it easy to protect
multiple devices with one solution that works with them all. According
to Forrester (News - Alert) Research, Inc., 56 percent of US adults� and 22 percent of
adults in Western Europe� already own three or more Internet-connected
devices, and the trend continues to go up.
Originally codenamed 'MyAvira', Avira Online Essentials will now
be included with every Avira product download and will manage Avira's
entire line of security products as if they were services that can be
toggled on or off. Avira Online Essentials can manage multiple
PCs, laptops and mobile devices all at once.
"Our user base is growing dramatically, not only in the number of users,
but also in the number of devices our customers use to access the
Internet," said Travis Witteveen, CEO of Avira. "Every device and
operating system requires a certain set of security applications in
order for our users to be safe. Managing and ensuring their security is
up to date is a challenge most users have. Avira Online Essentials
is a platform we developed to address this challenge and make security
as easy as possible to implement and manage across all the devices a
In addition to managing Avira's award-winning antivirus
software, Avira Online Essentials is also the platform for
installing and managing Avira's other products including Secure
Mobile Security, iOS
Mobile Security, and a new remote support utility called Pilot. Avira
Online Essentials works on Windows computers and laptops, as well as
Android (News - Alert) and iOS mobile devices-it can be accessed from any web browser
in the world.
Avira Online Essentials is shipping today in English and German
languages, and will be rolled out to all languages and countries over
the next few months.
�"Global PC And Broadband Penetration", Forrester Research (News - Alert), June 12, 2012
State Of Consumers And Technology: Benchmark 2012, Europe", Forrester
Research, April 25, 2013
More than 100 million consumers and small businesses depend upon Avira's
security expertise and award-winning antivirus software. Avira is ranked #1
in technology innovation according to ABI Research (News - Alert); recommended by Consumer
Reports for its free antivirus software; cited by OPSWAT as the #1
fastest-growing antivirus vendor in 2012 and the #2 largest
vendor worldwide in 2011; and has received a nearly unbroken string
of Virus Bulletin VB100 awards for the past decade.
Avira provides IT-security protection to computers, smartphones, servers
and networks, delivered as both software and cloud-based services. Visit www.avira.com.
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