Gracie Roberts

18 July 2016

5 questions with: Marek Chrenko

Get to know one of our mobile devs!

Get to know Marek Chrenko in the following Q&A.

Marek Chrenko came to Avast in the summer of 2014, when the mobile development startup Inmite joined the Avast team. Originally an Android developer, Marek started developing iOS products last year.

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Vincent Steckler

7 July 2016

Avast and AVG: A Future Together

 


AVG_logo-407516-edited.jpgAs many of you know, there are two security companies that often get confused: Avast and AVG. Shortly after I started as CEO almost 8 years ago, I remember giving a presentation to a large audience about Avast. About an hour later, a gentleman walked up to me and complimented me on how good the presentation was and how he enjoyed hearing about AVG. That was my first lesson in how easy the companies are to confuse.

This confusion is because the companies are so very similar. Both company names start with the letters “AV”. Both started in the late 1980s and were amongst the first few companies formed to fight the viruses and malware nearly 30 years ago.  Both are historically Czech: Avast was founded in Prague and is still based there while AVG was historically in Brno, the two largest cities in the Czech Republic. Both pioneered the free distribution of top quality security products (although to be honest, I must admit that AVG was first and we followed). Both make great security products. Both are innovators with world class R&D teams. Both have most of their users outside of their home Czech market. Both have had similar user bases for many years: about 200M each. And most importantly, both treat their users with respect and consequently each has a large and loyal user base. One slight difference though is that while Avast is a private company, AVG is public and listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Martin Zima

21 June 2016

What is Nitro? Our newest, high-speed version of Avast Antivirus

Avast Antivirus Nitro Update is lightweight, delivers improved performance and includes our latest CyberCapture technology with zero-second threat detection against unrecognized files.

If you own a PC, you know you hate it when your antivirus software slows you down, so we developed our latest release to be strong and lightweight, with lower system impact to keep your PC running smoothly and protect you from the never-ending attacks we all experience.

So how do we keep the Nitro Update to Avast so lightweight? One way is we use new technology that utilizes the cloud to identify and analyze threats, which means Avast Antivirus Nitro Update is light enough that it doesn’t eat up your system’s resources. Our security software is smaller in size and designed to improve speed, boot time, download time, and system performance in Windows 10.

Nitro_Laptop-614736-edited.jpgWindows 10 PCs run faster with the Avast Antivirus Nitro Update than with Windows Defender

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Gracie Roberts

22 March 2016

Safeguarding Business at CeBIT 2016

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Last week was an exciting week for professionals in the security industry. CeBIT 2016, an annual global conference with an emphasis on digital business and transformation, brought in security experts from across the globe to Hanover, Germany.

During the third day of CeBIT, Avast CEO Vince Steckler spoke on a panel titled “Safeguarding Business”.

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Corporate News, Security News, SMB/Business

Gracie Roberts

21 March 2016

#AvastHackathon promotes innovation among Avast employees

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Last week, Avast held a two-day Data Hackathon in our Prague headquarters. Our hackathons give Avast employees a chance to hone in on their creativity and resourcefulness while working together with colleagues from various other departments within the company. Hackathon teams create prototypes of apps and hardware for both internal and external use.

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Corporate News, Security News

Deborah Salmi

1 February 2016

The cat and mouse game of internet security

 

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Security is an evolutionary business rather than a revolutionary one.

“Computer security has been around for 25 or 30 years and the threats keep evolving,” Avast CEO Vince Steckler in a video interview with ValueTech.

The solutions keep evolving too. “If you go back 20 years ago, the big issue was script kiddies and big public splashes of viruses that frankly didn't cause any harm. These days, things are much more complicated. You don't have big flaws, big loopholes for bad guys to take advantage of. What this turned into is a cat and mouse game.

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Corporate News, Threat Research, Security News

Gracie Roberts

27 January 2016

Avast for Business makes life easy for IT professionals

Businesses and organizations use Avast for Business, the security solution that’s easy to deploy and manage (and free!).

Avast for Business is the best software for small business

Business sectors such as education, retail, healthcare, IT consulting firms love and use Avast business security solutions for their ease-of-use and effectiveness against threats. In less than a year, more than one million devices have been secured by our cloud-managed security solution. A reason for its success is because many businesses, schools, and other organizations lack the IT resources to install costly and complex security solutions.

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Corporate News, Security News, SMB/Business

Gracie Roberts

23 January 2016

Avast's new Prague headquarters is set to attract the most talented people

Avast's new headquarters are located in Prague's Enterprise Office Center. Avast's new headquarters are located in Prague's Enterprise Office Center.
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Corporate News, Security News

Julia Szymańska

23 September 2015

Avast team at Webexpo conference

This past weekend, Prague hosted hundreds of web professionals at the Webexpo conference. Avast Software was a proud general sponsor of this event.

Avast Webexpo booth Avast was one of the sponsors of Webexpo

Attendees could meet our team at the Avast booth, try Avast technologies, and chat with our colleagues. They could also learn first hand how it is to work for the Best Czech Employer of 2013!

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Corporate News, Security News

Vincent Steckler

8 July 2015

Welcome to the Team, Remotium!

I’m glad to announce that we have acquired Remotium, a leader in virtual enterprise mobility, headquartered in Silicon Valley. Remotium’s award-winning and patent-pending technology, the Remotium Virtual Mobile Platform (VMP), provides enterprises with secure access to business-critical applications from anywhere and from any mobile or desktop device. With this product, corporate mobile users have all their personal data and apps resident on their mobile (iOS or Android) while all their corporate data and apps reside and execute on a server and are only displayed on the mobile. This is the perfect fit for bring-your-own-device (BYOD) environments.

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