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Petya-based ransomware infects computers worldwide

A new Petya-based ransomware is quickly spreading and infecting PCs worldwide. Here’s what you need to know about this growing outbreak, and what you should do now to stay safe.

While ransomware was initially used to target companies, cybercriminals today target home users just as frequently. The virus usually finds it way in through operating systems that have not been updated, so always make sure both your antivirus software and your operating systems are the most recent versions.

Further to reports of a massive cyberattack hitting a number of companies in Ukraine, including banks, energy companies, and transport services, as well as the government, we believe this malware is based on a particular type of ransomware first identified in 2016, when it was spotted, patched, and bundled in a strain called PetrWrap.

The Ukraine attack has spreadisappears to be spreading, with incidents being reported in the U.S, U.K, Russia, India, France, Spain, Germany, Brazil, Belgium, and the Netherlands, among others.. Those behind the attack are demanding from each user a $300 ransom to be paid in the cryptocurrency Bitcoin.

This modification of Petya seems to be spreading using the EternalBlue vulnerability, the same one used to spread WannaCry. Avast has seen over 12,000 malware attempts to exploit EternalBlue, which we detected and blocked. Our internal data reveals that 38 million PCs scanned last week had not patched their systems with updates and were running with the EternalBlue vulnerability. The actual number of vulnerable PCs is probably much higher.

While we don’t know who is behind this specific cyberattack, we do know that one of the contemptible characteristics of Petya ransomware is that its creators offer it on the darknet with an affiliate model. The model gives distributors a share of up to 85% of the paid ransom, while 15% is kept by the malware authors. The malware authors provide the whole infrastructure, C&C servers, and money transfer method. This type of model is called “ransomware-as-a- service (RaaS),” which allows the malware creators to win over non-tech savvy customers to distribute their ransomware.

 

AVG Protection

We strongly recommend that all Windows users update their systems with the latest patches as soon as possible, and make sure their antivirus software is also up to date. AVG antivirus technology detects and removes the Petya-based ransomware, as well as other kinds of malware. If your PC is infected with Petya, our antivirus will detect, quarantine, and destroy it. If it detects Petya trying to enter your computer, it will block it from getting in. If you are looking for a thorough and comprehensive malware removal and prevention tool, AVG has got you covered — from the essential protection of our AntiVirus FREE to the advanced security and performance features of AVG Internet Security.

 

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Protecting your business from the next ransomware attack

With more than 120 million ransomware samples in 2015 alone, now as of 2017, it has become one of the fastest growing and lucrative threats to businesses on the web.

Ransomware disguises itself by hiding inside of email and website links and then hijack your computer until you agree to pay the ransom. Prevention is possible and important to avoiding these types of attacks. Our AVG Business survival guide will help you protect yourself and your business before the next threat occurs.

 

Photo credit: Unsplash photographer Illya Pavlov

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Protecting your business from the next ransomware attack

With more than 120 million ransomware samples in 2015 alone, now as of 2017, it has become one of the fastest growing and lucrative threats to businesses on the web.

Ransomware disguises itself by hiding inside of email and website links and then hijack your computer until you agree to pay the ransom. Prevention is possible and important to avoiding these types of attacks. Our AVG Business survival guide will help you protect yourself and your business before the next threat occurs.

 

Photo credit: Unsplash photographer Illya Pavlov

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WannaCry and Bring Your Own Device – What next for SMBs?

Bring your own device policy develops a need for key best protection practices after WannaCry ransomware attacks creates an immediate demand from businesses for stronger cyber security and patch installations.

After WannaCry saw businesses worldwide held to ransom, the need for better cyber security and installing the latest software patches has become a high priority.

To protect from cyber-attacks, best practice recommends updating software, running antivirus, and backing up data. But this is not always quick and easy to do – especially if the business has a bring your own device (BYOD) policy in place.

Many employees now use their personal devices for business. This offers the convenience of being able to work remotely and reduce the cost of managing IT for the business. But because it’s a personal device, it is also natural for employees to want to keep control of it.

In other words, how can a balance be struck between personal privacy and protecting business systems and data which the device might have access to?

One solution

With the agreement of the employee, businesses can use Mobile Device Management (MDM) software to check that personal devices used for work, such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops, are updated.

However, this software can also track a device’s location and potentially wipe its data remotely, if it is stolen for instance. This presents something of a dilemma for the employer and employee.

There is a risk that employees would feel pressured to agreeing to such software being used – even if for positive reasons – or that it is implicitly giving the employer permission to spy on them.

Personal control

The major anxiety for employees surrounding MDM is the danger of either losing personal data or it being seen by other people outside of their private circle. If the device was stolen and the company chose to wipe it, personal content like family photographs, could be destroyed alongside business data.

The concern for business is that by not having such controls in place, they may not be able to prevent unauthorized access to business data or systems. Regarding their employees, the concern for business is that their anxieties are not unfounded.

Even a simple connection to a company system like Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync means that IT staff could remove or delete personal data from an employee’s phone. MDM potentially increases this access to make photographs, private documents and browsing history accessible to employers too.

Furthermore, if the business faced litigation or were involved in an official investigation of some sort, the employee’s phone, along with their personal content, might be seized and the content viewed by investigators, lawyers, a jury and judges.

Gaining trust

While employees’ concerns are valid, if the business clarifies what the MDM does and why it is important, this could go some way to building trust and agreement.

While small businesses might not have a dedicated IT specialist or the technical know-how to implement MDM, having a brief and honest chat with employees is unlikely to be enough to allay their concerns.

Developing an acceptable use policy for BYOD is best practice, but technical language or legalese could further confuse employees who might not quite understand what they are agreeing to. What is required are BYOD policies that are easy to understand, transparent and updated regularly to maintain their effectiveness.

Balance

While it is easy to frame the concerns around MDM as a conflict between maintaining personal privacy and keeping business systems safe and data confidential, the reality is different.

Attacks like WannaCry pose a threat to both business and individuals because any of the information on an unprotected device could be held to ransom, stolen or corrupted.

Security is not something just for IT staff to deal with, it is something everyone has to be involved in for it to succeed. This will require regular and practical training to boost understanding and develop trust. With that in place, employer and employees are more likely to work together to combat potential cyber-attacks in the future.

 

Three steps towards cyber safety for SMBs:

  1. Assess yourself

AVG’s Small Business IT Security Health Check is a starting point to assess how strong the digital security of your business is. The results point out practical steps SMBs can take to re-assess cyber security.

  1. Take advice

Check the best practice for your region. Official advice recommendations from US-CERT include applying relevant patches, enabling strong spam filters, and ensuring antivirus software is set to scan regularly.

  1. Educate yourself

While BYOD has many benefits, understanding the pitfalls is essential to building a successful policy. AVG’s free Bring Your Own Device eBook will guide SMBs and help to construct a BYOD policy that is beneficial for everyone.

Learn more about how to stay protected from ransomware in our SMB survival guide.

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Synnex and Avast announce an exclusive internet security solutions partnership in Australia and New Zealand

Synnex announces an exclusive internet security solutions partnership with Avast to roll out the entire AVG security software portfolio by Avast to its channel partners in Australia and New Zealand.

 

Melbourne, Australia / Redwood City, California, May 10th, 2017

Synnex today announces an exclusive partnership with Avast, the global leader in digital security products for businesses and consumers. Synnex is rolling out the entire AVG security software portfolio by Avast to its channel partners in Australia and New Zealand.

Kee Ong, CEO, Australia and New Zealand, Synnex, said, “The exclusive partnership with Avast represents a strong offering in our security software and cloud services portfolio for ANZ.  Channel partners can leverage the extensive security solutions by Avast across SMB and Mobile Enterprise businesses. This represents many opportunities for our existing Mobile hardware vendors and channel partners to formulate bundled security solutions to drive additional revenue streams.”

Synnex partners can now extend their service offerings to include AVG’s managed workplace, RMM and antivirus protection software solutions, to help businesses protect their data and streamline their IT infrastructure. The move reinforces Synnex’s commitment to continue to invest heavily in its Channel Cloud marketplace and expanding its Cloud vendor portfolio.

Michael Tea, General Manager, Ecommerce & Cloud Services at Synnex, said, “We have been in discussions with Avast for well over 12 months and it’s been a long and fruitful road to formulate this exclusive partnership. We are excited to be launching with AVG Security products by Avast and are looking forward to extending the partnership to the rest of the APAC region. As part of our exclusivity, Synnex will also add another 1,500 AVG Partners to its valued reseller base.”

Out of a user base of 400 million Avast users worldwide, 160 million of them are mobile users. Avast has the most advanced threat detection network in the world. The security technology runs in the cloud, based on a vast machine learning network. Each of the endpoints acts as a sensor for malicious files and activities. When Avast’s artificial intelligence technology determines that a file is malicious, it pushes this information to their cloud servers, resulting in full protection of more than 400 million users, in nearly real time.

“SMBs face similar security challenges enterprises do, but often lack the time and resources needed to manage and secure their IT infrastructure, which is where our partners can help them,” said Erik Preisser, Senior Sales Director at Avast. “Synnex’s large IT channel footprint in Australia and New Zealand, as well as their high quality standards and capabilities to sell complex products will significantly help us expand our reach in the market.”

About Synnex

Synnex Australia Pty Ltd is the largest ICT distributor in the Australian market, providing quality branded computer, IT devices, telecom products, servers, components, peripherals, imaging and printing, consumables, networking, storage, software, enterprise solutions, volume licensing, security surveillance solutions, and Cloud services. Synnex Australia commits ourselves as a world-class leader in ICT distribution. Through its established strategic partnerships with leading ICT manufacturers, Synnex is dedicated to offering their customers a wide range of products and solutions backed by comprehensive infrastructure, knowledgeable support, competitive pricing and superior services. Synnex Australia Pty Ltd is a division of Synnex Technology International Corporation, the largest IT distribution company in the Asia Pacific region and ranked third largest worldwide. In Australia, Synnex services over 8,000 resellers, all business types in the IT industry businesses including SME Resellers, System Integrators, Computer Retailers, Original Equipment Manufacturers, Corporate Retailers, National Retailers and VARs.

For more information on Synnex, please visit www.synnex.com.au.

 

About AVG Business by Avast

Avast (http://www.avast.com), the global leader in digital security products for businesses and consumers, protects over 400 million people online. Offering products under the Avast and AVG brands, Avast protects data, devices, people from threats on the internet and the IoT threat landscape. The company’s threat detection network is among the most advanced in the world, using machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies to detect and stop threats in real time. The AVG Business by Avast portfolio provides solutions that secure, simplify and optimize the IT experience for SMBs worldwide.

AVG Business by Avast’s cloud and on-premise security solutions are tailored for the channel and include a remote monitoring and management platform with security built into the core. Channel partners are also supported by Avast’s comprehensive partner program which provides the tools and knowledge to help them sell AVG Business by Avast products.

Avast Media Contact:

XXX XXX, Avast PR Director

E-mail: xxx@avast.com

www.avast.com

Synnex Media Contact:

Michael Tea

E-mail: michaelt@au.synnex-grp.com

http://www.synnex.com.au/

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RMM Is MSSPs’ gift that keeps on giving

The opportunities for growing your MSP/MSSP business are huge. Start with a proven and flexible remote monitoring and management (RMM) platform for the optimal health and security of SMB.

 

Remote monitoring and management (RMM) is the backbone for MSPs/MSSPs to ensure the health, availability, and security of their SMB customers’ networks, but not all RMM solutions are the same. With security as a service (SECaaS) growing in popularity – and profitability: the MSSP market is expected to experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.8% between 2015 and 2020, from $17.79 billion to $35.53 billion – it’s vital that service providers select the RMM solution most appropriate to their clients’ needs and the current threat landscape. Doug Cahill, senior analyst with Enterprise Strategy Group, said, “ … there are tremendous operational and efficacy benefits an organization can realize from security-as-a-service and it’s the delivery model that should become the new normal.”

 

The main benefits of managing through RMM are well known, including recurring revenue, the ability to handle more clients, disaster prevention (business continuity), and lower travel costs. Additional benefits allow the MSP to offer additional SECaaS services incrementally, including continuous monitoring, data loss prevention, encryption, identity and access management (IAM), intrusion management, security information and event management (SIEM), and vulnerability scanning.

 

But not all RMMs (there are more than 20, e.g. AVG Managed Workplace) are equal. Critical capabilities include:

  • System security
  • Work on multiple devices at the same time
  • Centralized management
  • Solve service issues without impacting client performance
  • Automation
  • Compatibility with a service desk tool

 

Other capabilities to be considered include ability to scale, asset inventory, patching, and discovery/monitoring.

 

AVG Managed Workplace, the only RMM offering from a security company, provides these capabilities and more. In addition to reports, patch management, and support of iOS and Android devices, Microsoft Office 365, and VMware ESXi Management, the key features of AVG Managed Workplace 10 include:

  • Service dashboards for fast corrective actions and results
  • Task automation with advanced scripting capabilities, to automate resolution of common issues, conduct system maintenance, and perform administrative functions
  • Insightful reporting to support your clients and demonstrate your value before and after the sale
  • Patch management – review, approve and automate deployment of security patches – for Microsoft and other third-party software
  • Network monitoring and alerting, supporting over 500 applications and devices to prevent or resolve potential issues
  • Asset management that systematically tracks software and hardware assets with comprehensive reporting for you and your clients
  • PSA integration with the industry’s leading professional services automation tools, including Autotask, ConnectWse, Tigerpaw, Servicenow, and SalesForce
  • Premium remote control that connects you to users’ Windows devices to resolve issues, transfer files, chat with the user, and perform administrative tasks.

 

With internal and external threats growing and SMB cybersecurity resources falling further behind, RMM and SECaaS are the optimal choices when it comes to MSPs’ protecting their businesses, minimizing downtime, and reducing their operating and capital expenses. Effective cybersecurity is essential to keeping a business’s doors open, and smart MSPs are capitalizing on this growing opportunity.

 

5 ways to use RMM to generate recurring revenue

  1. Auto-fix service issues for your clients, i.e. create proactive monitoring that responds to and resolves common service issues, such as failed critical services
  2. Detect opportunities by using the asset inventory and a selection of reports to identify prescriptive improvements.
  3. Offer freemium services that automate a variety of services presenting high value to customers to build loyalty and ease renewals. E.g., identify hard drives that are close to capacity and remove temp files through automation, avoiding trouble before it starts
  4. Deploy third-party software on demand and easily roll-out software such as Adobe Reader or remove browser toolbars with a single command
  5. Use patch management to remove system vulnerabilities, i.e. use your RMM tool to deploy patches per your approval policy to bring non-contract clients up-to-date on their patches, especially during times when those very public security vulnerabilities make the news.

 

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AVG Business by Avast awarded ‘Security Vendor of the Year’

AVG Business by Avast proudly accepted the “Security Vendor of the Year” award at the European IT & Software Excellence Awards held in London on March 30.

The annual awards is the leading pan-European awards for resellers, ISVs, Solution Providers and Systems Integrators, and their vendor and distributor partners. Avast’s PR Director, Stephanie Kane, accepted the award on behalf of the AVG Business team.

Run by top European channel publication, IT Europa, the awards are in their ninth year. More than 500 entries were received this year with 154 finalists vying for just 26 trophies, so the competition was fierce. The Security Vendor of the Year award recognizes best practices in customer solutions, as well as service excellence from vendors and distributors.

“This category is voted for exclusively by readers of the magazine,” said Kevin Chapman, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Avast’s SMB business. “This award is a great testament to our products and to our people who work with our channel partners every day. We should be very proud of winning this well-deserved accolade for the second year in a row.”

“The investments we have begun to make this year in rigorously improving our products and expanding our partner program offerings will lay the foundation for another year of joint success that we believe will enable us to win more such industry awards in the future,” said Chapman.

“We look forward to maintaining a strong relationship with IT Europa, a publication that has been instrumental in keeping AVG Business by Avast in the minds of our channel partners and end users.”

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Avast Signs Three-Year Deal with KYOCERA Document Solutions Canada to Secure Network-Connected Endpoints Throughout Canada

Security-first, managed IT services portfolio from AVG Business by Avast provides security protection for KYOCERA Document Solutions Canada’s printer and multifunctional products customers.

MSPWorld, New Orleans, March 27, 2017 – Avast, the leader in digital security products for consumers and businesses, today announced a partnership with KYOCERA Document Solutions Canada, a top manufacturer of printers and multifunctional products (MFPs) in North America, to deliver customized endpoint security solutions and managed IT services to customers throughout Canada. The three-year deal, delivered through the AVG Business by Avast product portfolio, is designed as a proactive, immediate defense against cybercrime.

Through the KYOCERA Document Solutions Canada-Avast partnership, KYOCERA Document Solutions Canada customers also gain the security advantages of Avast’s cloud-based, machine learning threat detection network, among the largest and most advanced in the world that uses next generation technology to detect and block the latest cybersecurity attacks, including malware, phishing, ransomware, breaches in privacy, and more.

A certified Avast Elite Channel Partner, KYOCERA Document Solutions Canada can now customize AVG Business by Avast solutions to meet security needs across its key customer segments – education, government, healthcare and more. The solution set includes a full IT services portfolio with advanced endpoint security services and help desk and technical support. The company also gains access to specialized cloud and remote monitoring and management solutions to build, standardize and automate a managed security program for its extensive dealer network.  Avast is providing technical training and support from its team of dedicated sales engineers, counsel and guidance on go-to-market strategy, and access to marketing resources.

Michel Naud, Director of Direct Operations for KYOCERA Document Solutions Canada, said “With the rapid growth of cyber threats such as ransomware, security has become a top priority for our customers.  By partnering with Avast, not only can we provide immediate and effective security protection, we now have the technology, services and resources to build and scale the IT services side of our business.  This is a clear market advantage for KYOCERA Document Solutions Canada.”

“We welcome KYOCERA Document Solutions Canada as a partner and look forward to helping them deliver tailored security and managed IT services for customers with any type of security need,” said Kevin Chapman, SVP and general manager of Avast’s SMB Business. “Our unique AVG Business by Avast solutions provide advanced security protection for end customers which simplify the delivery and automate the management of security services for our channel partners. Coupled with our comprehensive channel partner program, we’re ensuring our partners can go to market effectively and build a scalable program that fosters high recurring revenue and great margins.”

The AVG Business by Avast portfolio provides solutions to secure, simplify and optimize the IT experience for small and medium-sized businesses worldwide. AVG Business by Avast brings a 25 year-history in security and is the only remote monitoring and management solution provider with its own native security engine. This unique and strong combination of security and managed services experience provides end-customers and channel partners ‘trusted network’ security with solutions that extend across world-class endpoint protection to complete network management.

AVG Business by Avast is dedicated to the channel and has a comprehensive partner program in place to ensure partners can successfully position and sell the products, effectively secure SMBs, and enable profitable channel growth.

To learn more about AVG Business by Avast solutions, stop by Avast’s booth #33 at MSPWorld 2017 or attend the Monday speaking session on ‘Creating a Competitive MSP Pricing Model.’

About Avast
Avast (www.avast.com), the global leader in digital security products for businesses and consumers, protects over 400 million people online. Avast offers products under the Avast and AVG brands that protect people from threats on the internet and the evolving IoT threat landscape. The company’s threat detection network is among the most advanced in the world, using machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies to detect and stop threats in real time. Avast digital security products for Mobile, PC or Mac are top-ranked and certified by VB100, AV-Comparatives, AV-Test, OPSWAT, ICSA Labs, West Coast Labs and others. Avast is backed by leading global private equity firms CVC Capital Partners and Summit Partners.

About KYOCERA Document Solutions Canada, Ltd.

KYOCERA Document Solutions Canada, Ltd. (www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.ca), with headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario and regional offices / distribution networks across Canada, is a leading provider of computer-connectable document imaging and document management systems, including network-ready digital MFPs/printers, laser printers, colour MFPs/printers, laser facsimiles, and multifunctional and wide format imaging solutions.  In North America, KYOCERA Document Solutions has earned numerous honours for its products’ high performance, reliability and cost efficiency. KYOCERA Document Solutions Canada, Ltd. is a subsidiary of KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc., a core company of KYOCERA Corporation, a world leading developer and manufacturer of advanced ceramics and associated products, including telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages and electronic components.  KYOCERA Corporation’s consolidated net revenues exceeded $US13.32 billion for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2016.

Avast Media Contact:
Zoe Kine, Avast PR Director
E-mail: zoe.kine@avast.com
www.avast.com

KYOCERA Document Solutions Canada Media Contact:
Tony Swierkot
E-mail: tony.swierkot@dca.kyocera.com
http://www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.ca

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AVG Business at MSPWorld 2017 Conference in New Orleans

AVG Business by Avast is proud to be a Gold sponsor of MSPWorld®, the premier conference for cloud and managed services professionals.

You may have thought the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival was the highlight of springtime in “The Big Easy”, but for MSPs across the country, the event of the year is MSPWorld which takes place in New Orleans, Louisiana from March 26th to 28th. MSPWorld is the perfect place for people working in the managed services industry to learn from their peers, because this world-class conference is run by MSPs, for MSPs.

Visit AVG Business by Avast MSPWorld 2017 to get a 50% discount on a full conference pass, and stop by booth #33 to meet the AVG Business by Avast team. We are there to share our expertise on how to develop pricing models to support revenue growth, provide cost effective 24/7 support, and ensure your customers’ environments are secure and performing optimally.

We want to have some fun with you too, so plan to arrive early and join us Tuesday from 11:00am – 4:00pm at the Lakewood Golf Club for the MSPWorld Golf Tournament.  Reserve your spot to chill with us afterwards for an exclusive AVG Business Partner Event cruising on the Steamboat Natchez Tuesday evening.

Steamboat Natchez

Your schedule can get busy quickly at MSPWorld, so mark your calendar in advance for the following speaking sessions:

Creating a competitive MSP Pricing Model

Date: March 27, 2017
Time: 9:45am to 10:15am
Location: Gallery 1-3

Ryan Vallee, Product Management Lead for AVG Business by Avast, will be speaking about the importance of properly pricing your service to stimulate business growth. The science to calculating labor cost, overhead, software solution, etc. to achieve a desired margin can be a bit of a mystery to many. Whether you offer reactive, proactive, or fixed-fee models, this session will guide you to develop profitable service plans that take into consideration all known costs to provide a Managed Service to your customers; AND, help you evolve your business into higher levels of profitability.

Scaling your Managed Services for NOC & Help Desk

Date: March 27, 2017
Time: 2:15pm to 3:00pm
Location: Gallery 1

Staale Swift, Chief Executive Officer at NOCDOC will address what is going on in the market today and its impact on managed service providers. He will answer questions MSPs have about growing or expanding their businesses, what you can offer your clients, considerations when you are building up your offering, and the value you bring to the table.

We look forward to seeing you at MSPWorld. Visit our website to get your MSPWorld discount and for our exclusive partner event cruising the Mississippi River. Stay a few more days for Jazz Fest 2017.

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AVG Business by Avast announces Northamber as new UK distribution partner

London, UK, 15 March 2017 – Avast, the leader in digital security products for business and consumers, today announced a new partnership with one of the UK’s largest independent distributors, Northamber, for its AVG Business by Avast portfolio of products. Northamber, which has over 5,500 active resellers in its UK network, operates a specialist value-add distribution model which delivers complete ‘connect, store and protect’ solutions supported by specialist sales, marketing, product and technical teams.

The agreement involves the distribution of AVG Business’s small business products to resellers across the UK, underpinned with support for marketing, flexible credit, technical guidance and sales training. The announcement comes as AVG Business by Avast attends Cloud Security Expo, London, 15-16 March, where it will be demonstrating its flagship platforms AVG CloudCare, a SaaS endpoint protection suite, and AVG Managed Workplace, a complete managed IT solution.

With a 36 year heritage, Northamber’s personalized approach helps resellers to get the support they need to be able to sell a complete joined up solution whilst minimising delivery, administration and other associated costs as well as the inconveniences of dealing with multiple distributors. It will be offering AVG Business’ core range of AVG AntiVirus and AVG Internet Security for Business products which complement the endpoint devices offered by Northamber and present an entry level introduction to AVG Business. In addition, Northamber will also be delivering AVG Business’ IT platform, AVG Managed Workplace, for end-to-end remote monitoring and management from a single screen.

Commenting on the new partnership, Erik Preisser, Senior Sales Director, EMEA, at AVG Business by Avast, said: “We are delighted to extend our distributor network in Europe with the strong addition of Northamber in the UK. The UK has always been a priority market for AVG and further to our acquisition by Avast, we are now able to expand our presence and offer our partners even more choice and value. Our goal is to continuously improve our customers’ experience in every aspect. Expanding our network of resellers and partners is a key initiative towards achieving that.”

Alex Phillips, Director of Strategy at Northamber, said, “Northamber is thrilled to introduce AVG to our channel customers as we see a great opportunity for both our reseller and MSP partners to benefit from the range of products that AVG offers. We look forward to working with Avast as their core range of business security products truly complements our existing offerings. For example, for companies delivering their own services to end-users, AVG Managed Workplace is the perfect solution to enhance their proactivity and profitability. Adding AVG to Northamber’s existing security solutions ensures we will always have the right solution for the customer.”

Visit AVG Business at Cloud Security Expo – Stand 1130

AVG Business will be showcasing its full product range and services at Cloud Security Expo. Delegates can also attend the two speaking sessions hosted by AVG Business:

  • Add a million pounds to your valuation – or 10 million: Wednesday, 15 March, 12.15-12.55, at the Security Service Providers and Security Innovation Theatre
  • How to protect your business from – and minimize – cyber threats: Thursday, 16 March, 10.45-11.10 at the Security Service Providers and Security Innovation Theatre

About Avast

Avast (http://www.avast.com), the global leader in digital security products for businesses and consumers, protects over 400 million people online. Offering products under the Avast and AVG brands, Avast protects data, devices, people from threats on the internet and the IoT threat landscape. The company’s threat detection network is among the most advanced in the world, using machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies to detect and stop threats in real time. The AVG Business by Avast portfolio provides solutions that secure, simplify and optimize the IT experience for SMBs worldwide.

AVG Business by Avast’s cloud and on-premise security solutions are tailored for the channel and include a remote monitoring and management platform with security built into the core. Channel partners are also supported by Avast’s comprehensive partner program which provides the tools and knowledge to help them sell AVG Business by Avast products.

About Northamber

Northamber is the longest established and one of the largest independent UK only, trade-only distributors in the IT industry, with over 5,500 actively trading resellers.  The AIM listed company celebrated its 36th anniversary. Northamber prides itself on its value-add distribution model, delivering complete ‘connect, store and protect’ solutions supported by specialist sales, marketing, product and technical teams. This approach helps resellers to get the support they need to be able to sell a complete joined up solution whilst minimising delivery, admin and other associated costs and inconveniences of dealing with multiple distributors.

Contact

For Avast:
Stephanie Kane,
Senior PR Director
stephanie.kane@avast.com
+44 07817 631 016

For Northamber:
Adam Reynolds
AVG Product Manager
0208 296 7069
adam@northamber.com

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