Business Security

The Tar Heel State welcomes Avast Software

Deborah Salmi, 18 May 2015

The Tar Heel State welcomes Avast Software

Avast announces the opening of our new Charlotte, N.C. office. Avast announces the opening of our new Charlotte, N.C. office.

During this beautiful spring in “The Queen City” aka Charlotte, North Carolina, new Avast Software offices have opened their doors bringing 60 IT, marketing, business development, and technical support jobs to the area.

The flagship product launching out of the Charlotte office is Avast for Business, the new free, easy-to-use, cloud-managed security offering designed with small and medium sized businesses (SMBs), educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and small government in mind. Luke Walling, a long time Charlotte resident, is the general manager and vice president of Avast for Business.

“We’re thrilled to open doors in Charlotte,” said Walling. “With state-of-the-art facilities in North Carolina coupled with regional offices across the globe, Avast is in prime position to ensure our customers receive top-notch security solutions for their PCs, Macs and servers. As small business owners realize the essential need for data protection in today’s digital world, we’re happy to provide a free product that’s both reliable and secure. Charlotte has been home to me for many years and I’m pleased to report such a strong start.”

Since its launch in February 2015, Avast for Business has been adopted by 75,000 new customers.The freemium software model that Avast brings will change the complexion of security products for small businesses that are often priced out of the security game by expensive resellers, or forced to settle on using consumer-grade security software for business purposes. Avast for Business provides an easily managed and scalable solution for SMBs.

Avast expects to hire about 60 people based in Charlotte within the next few months. Job listings can be found on the Avast careers website and at this writing include positions such as Technical Support Specialist, Marketing Specialist, and several positions for Software engineers and a Senior UX Design/Creative.

The growing team is settling into their new office space, and with perks like an Avast orange pool table, free-flowing coffee and soft drinks, and team-building dinners and fun days out, they are sure to build upon their initial success.

Welcome to Avast, Charlotte!

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