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April 11th, 2013

AVAST Free-4-Schools saves $20 million for the kids

AVAST_F4E_April2013Six months since its launch in the US (a pilot country), AVAST Free for Education covers nearly 2 million computers and servers belonging to over 1,400 schools, districts, universities, libraries, and other educational institutions. At market price, these institutions are saving $20 million per year by getting the AVAST enterprise-level protection for free.  In other words, we are freeing up about $20 million of the schools’ budgets that the schools could use for the students’ benefit.

You could see on the attached map that our coverage is pretty good!  The only state NOT on the map and the only state where we don’t have yet any participating school is Alaska.  The enrollment of the schools and school districts we protect is about 7 million students, and since there is about 75 million students overall in US… we have now 10% share and we are on a very good way to reach the 30% share by the end of 2013.

But MUCH better than the market share data are the responses we are getting back from the schools that applied for the free-license and deployed on their network already. To give you a sample:

  • “Thank you so much for this incredible program. For schools like ours with a tight budget, this helps substantially.” –Aaron P., West Branch Area School District


  • “This is a very generous and responsive program that allows school districts to spend their budget on items to improve educational quality.” –Ted M., Liberty School


  •  “AVAST is a great antivirus program. The first scan found multiple instances of malware that our previous antivirus missed. The AVAST Free for Education program makes it possible for our library to have a quality antivirus program that fits nicely in our tight budget.” –Jeanne H., Charleston Carnegie Public Library

Giving good stuff to people for free is THE best job on Earth!  ;)

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  • bob3160

    This public service from Avast always receives a round of applause when I explain it to those attending the free Avast sponsored presentation for Computer Clubs and other groups of computer users.
    Thanks Avast for keeping our kids safe while they are on school computers and networks.

  • Milos Korenko

    Bob, the beauty of it is how it spreads without us doing any advertising. From county to county, from city to city… Just a minute ago a request came from Fayetteville for network of 28,150 computer seats. I don’t even know where Fayetteville is ;) Need to look it up

  • anchorageb2

    I am a mom in Alaska who will be homeschooling her kid next year. I use the free version of avast and I do recommend to it lots of other people. If that counts towards Education in Alaska then you have 1. Because our state is so large and much of our population is in the bush, Homeschooling is our #1 education option. I would love to see you guys make it an option for Idea (Parents have to use education funds for security or out of there own pocket and there kids do a lot of online learning)or Any of the ASDK12 schools for that matter.

  • anchorageb2

    @Milos Korenko
    There are many Fayetteville’s but I am figuring the most popular is North Carolina because its Fort Braggs hub town.

  • mrcomp

    This is a very generous offer, as Avast is definitely worth paying for. The best overall antivirus product I’ve found for over 11 years now.

  • aligultekin34

    Development was very nice indeed. This would happen in turkey.

  • Milos Korenko

    I think we should. I will need to find out more about the ‘idea’ option.