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  • 25 August 2010 10:57

AVG Technologies and MokaFive Partner to Secure Virtual Desktops

AVG (AU/NZ) has announced that AVG Technologies, makers of the world’s most popular free anti-virus software, has formed a partnership with MokaFive™, the virtual desktop management company. The partnership adds a critical security layer to the virtual desktop marketplace, as more enterprise companies are turning to desktop virtualisation as a secure solution for bring your own computer (BYOC) and work from home initiatives for employees.

With this announcement, AVG Anti-Virus is now integrated into the MokaFive virtual desktop management suite to provide the industry’s first complete solution for a secure virtual desktop that can be deployed directly on the end user’s personal machines. The solution enables consumers who work for enterprises to use AVG’s free software to protect their personal workspace, while at the same time assuring that sensitive corporate information contained in the virtual desktop is always kept safe.

Driven by the continued growth in virtual desktops, expected to grow to 49 million units worldwide by 2013 (Gartner, Mar 2009), virtual desktop security presents a new set of security challenges. AVG, which boasts the world’s largest consumer security user base, at 110 million users worldwide, is in a prime position with its consumer focused, enterprise-strength solutions to protect virtual environments on consumer desktops and laptops. Millions of customers already trust the security of their physical desktops to AVG, and now users can enjoy the same level of protection for their corporate-issued MokaFive “LivePC” virtual desktops. With this partnership, AVG is now extending its leadership in endpoint security to both physical and virtual machines.

“Virtual desktops are the future, and AVG strives to be at the forefront in providing integrated security solutions for users,” said JR Smith, President and CEO of AVG Technologies. “As the world’s leading provider of consumer security tools, we are pleased to partner with MokaFive to protect the security of virtual desktops as these become the de facto end-user computing environment.”

“MokaFive is continuing its lead in virtual desktop management by extending the security perimeter of the enterprise to users’ personal machines,” said Dale Fuller, MokaFive CEO. “With the addition of AVG’s award-winning anti-virus, MokaFive enables corporations to offer flexible work from home and BYOC initiatives without compromising security.”

Availability:

AVG anti-virus is the latest security feature included in the MokaFive Suite, ensuring the security of virtual desktops on any host device regardless if it is Macintosh or Windows. For details on capabilities and benefits, please visit www.mokafive.com or contact sales@mokafive.com.

About AVG Technologies www.avg.com

AVG is a global security software maker protecting more than 110 million consumers and small businesses in 170 countries from the ever-growing incidence of web threats, viruses, spam, cyber-scams and hackers on the Internet. AVG has nearly two decades of experience in combating cyber crime and one of the most advanced laboratories for detecting, pre-empting and combating Web-borne threats from around the world. Its free, downloadable software allows novice users to have basic anti-virus protection and then easily upgrade to greater levels of safety and defense when they are ready. AVG has nearly 6,000 resellers, partners and distributors globally including Amazon.com, CNET, Cisco, Ingram Micro, Play.com, Wal-Mart, and Yahoo!.

About MokaFive

MokaFive has developed a breakthrough product that leverages the latest advances in computing technology to fundamentally change the way enterprises control and manage mobile endpoints to achieve cost reduction, risk mitigation and business alignment. To learn more, visit www.mokafive.com

About AVG (AU/NZ) Pty Ltd — www.avg.com.au

Based in Melbourne, AVG (AU/NZ) Pty Ltd distributes the AVG range of Anti-Virus and Internet Security products in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. AVG software solutions provide complete real-time protection against the malware, viruses, spam, spyware, adware, worms, Trojans, phishing and exploits used by cyber-criminals, hackers, scammers and identity thieves. AVG protects everything important and personal inside computers — documents, account details and passwords, music, photos and more — all while allowing users to work, bank, shop and play games online in safety.

AVG provides outstanding technical solutions and exceptional value for consumers, small to medium business and enterprise clients. AVG delivers always-on, always up-to-date protection across desktop, and notebook PCs, plus file and e-mail servers in the home and at work in SMBs, corporations, government agencies and educational institutions.

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