New AVG Products To Improve SME Security

AVG Technologies, developers of security and anti-virus software, has announced the general availability of its latest small enterprise security products, AVG Internet Security Business Edition 9.0 and AVG Anti-Virus Business Edition 9.0. The new offerings leverage the enhancements in speed and levels of protection that AVG has delivered in its latest generation of consumer products, making it safer and easier to manage. With this announcement, AVG continues to improve its support for small enterprises, many of which have limited or non-existent in-house IT capabilities.

J R Smith, CEO, AVG Technologies, said, "This generation of products is taking AVG back to its core strength of low impact, high performance security, and adds substantially to the portfolio of measures available to small businesses, and their employees, in working safe from cyber threats."

Smarter Security That Won’t Slow Your Business Down

To minimise the impact of protection on productivity, AVG’s small enterprise solutions now offer scan times that are up to 50 percent faster than earlier versions, depending on system configuration. The combined anti-virus/ anti-spyware scanner employs new intelligent technology, which marks files as safe or potentially unsafe during its initial scan, and ignores them in future scans unless the file structure changes. In addition, to counteract the increasing threats in today’s online world, AVG’s small enterprise solutions combine both reactive and proactive technologies to deliver optimised protection in real-time.

Make the Internet Safer for Your Business, Your Staff, and Your Customers

AVG Internet Security offerings now boast of integration between the Resident Shield, firewall, and data protection modules. This enables modules to share malware information, increasing AVG’s ability to detect and remove most malicious types of malware, rootkits, and other threats for which signatures have not yet been issued. The re-designed firewall application assists in keeping business information safe from known and unknown threats and is quieter and less intrusive; the new database of applications and application certificates enables AVG to determine, without user intervention, the relative safety of any active process and block any deemed unsafe. Additionally, because the new firewall co-operates behind the scenes with AVG’s behavioural detection technology, it delivers enhanced accuracy of threat detection.

Takes Care of Security While You Take Care of Business

AVG 9.0 for small enterprises also includes key enhancements to minimise the management resources required. The new offerings incorporate cloning technology into the deployment process, simplifying and shortening installation time, and new system tools enable administrators to customise the way AVG works to protect the network. The new update manager makes sure the business is protected against the latest threats – automatically, and the new Linux-based rescue CD restores the network in the event an existing infection renders systems unbootable. Finally, AVG has made it easier to detect and remove any third-party security product that could cause conflicts and interfere with the user’s level of protection.

Specific to AVG Internet Security Business Edition 9.0 is the addition of data protection functionality gained through AVG’s acquisition of Sana Security earlier this year. The behavioural technology learns the DNA of a business’ network so that it can recognise anomalies and block malicious processes, which improves protection against keyloggers and other crimeware. The new functionality in Identity Protection (IDP) will catch malicious software trying to hijack a system before it is able to cause any damage. To improve ease of use and administrator experience, IDP is manageable from the administrator’s console or can be completely silent.

In addition, the new client e-mail scanner in AVG Anti-Virus Business Edition 9.0 cleans the e-mail system of harmful message attachments and dangerous links, and the new enhanced anti-spam filter prevents phishers, scammers, and spammers from clogging workstations and mail servers. Web shielding technology also minimises the risk of virus and other rogue software infections when downloading and exchanging files.

Availability and pricing

AVG Internet Security Business Edition 9.0 and AVG Anti-Virus Business Edition 9.0 are available at resellers worldwide and Multi-packs are offered in five-seat increments; pricing for a one-year, five-seat licence for AVG Internet Security Business Edition 9.0 starts at $247.99 and a one-year, five-seat licence for AVG Anti-Virus Business Edition 9.0 starts at $159.99.

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Updated Date: Feb 02, 2017 22:07:11 IST