A pair of its security solutions developed by AVG Technologies won two 2009 Global Product Excellence Customer Trust Awards.
The awards are sponsored by the Info Security Products Guide. These awards recognize products that offer the highest levels of security to consumers and businesses. Winners were announced during the RSA Security Conference in San Francisco. AVG was one of the few companies receiving recognition in multiple categories.
AVG Internet Security won the top Security Solution for Consumers. AVG Internet Security for home users delivers comprehensive protection against viruses, spyware, identity theft, and poisoned web pages. It protects against all types of malware that can threaten an individual’s personal information.
AVG Internet Security Network Edition won the top Security Solution for Enterprise (Small Offices and Home Offices - SOHOs). It provides comprehensive Internet security for a company’s workstations, notebooks, and file servers. Small and SOHO companies have limited IT resources. With AVG providing security, they can focus on other critical business activities.
Both products contain AVG LinkScanner technology, delivering users additional protection while they search and surf the Internet. AVG LinkScanner was introduced in April as a free product to home users. It works alongside many other consumer Internet security solutions and operates in real-time.
At the same time the company announced the opening of its international research centre in Brno, Czech Republic. The AVG Malware TRAP Centrum (M-TRAP – Malware Trending, Reporting, Analysis, and Prevalence) gathers and analyses information on malware and how it spreads across the Internet.
The M-TRAP researchers run the malware under quarantine conditions and obtain the data via AVG’s 80 million users around the world. The researchers observe behaviour and speeds, allowing them to create a cure against the malware. Karel Obluk, CTO of AVG Technologies and the initiator of the project, says: “M-TRAP will search for interconnections to detect and prevent the spread of malware. We are seeing a rise in malware targeting social networking sites and we will be using the research results to develop new technologies for the ongoing and effective fight against these computer threats.”
The AVG Malware TRAP Centrum team consists of five IT professionals and is the research centre is run in conjunction with the Faculty of Information Technologies (FIT) of Brno University of Technology and the partnership will enable students to work in the labs to gain work experience. The Brno Centre is one of three research facilities for AVG Technologies dedicated to discovering malicious codes.