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01 Aug 2019

Avast Launches New Router Security Service with Wind Tre

Redwood City, California, U.S. & London, U.K., August 1st , 2019 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security products, today announced the roll-out of a new router security service based on Avast Smart Life, to Wind Tre, a top Italian mobile operator and among the main operators in the fixed-line market. Following on from the market ...

25 Jul 2019

Avast Secure Browser boosts PC performance by using less memory

Redwood City, California, and London, United Kingdom, July 25, 2019 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security products, has introduced built-in performance and battery-saving enhancements in the latest release of Avast Secure Browser, code-named ‘Zermatt’. Memory benchmarking tests* show the new browser controls reduce CPU and RAM ...

23 Jul 2019

Avast Appoints Vita Santrucek to GM of SMB Business

Prague, Czech Republic & Redwood City, California, July 18, 2019 – Avast (LSE:AVST), announced the appointment of Vita Santrucek to General Manager of Avast Business effective immediately. In his new role, Mr. Santrucek will join the Avast executive leadership team and deepen his focus on building out excellence in Avast Business products through ...

12 Jul 2019

Avast appoints Jaya Baloo as Chief Information Security Officer

Prague, Czech Republic & Redwood City, California, July 12, 2019 – Avast (LSE:AVST) announced it has appointed Jaya Baloo to the position of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), effective October 1, 2019. Jaya Baloo joins Avast from KPN, the largest telecommunications carrier in the Netherlands, where she held the position of CISO. Ms. ...

02 Jul 2019

Avast appoints Michal Pěchouček as Chief Technology Officer

Prague, Czech Republic & Redwood City, California, July 2, 2019 – Avast (LSE:AVST), announced it has appointed Michal Pěchouček to the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO), effective September 1, 2019. Michal Pěchouček joins from the highly regarded Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU) where he is an established professor at the ...

18 Jun 2019

Stanford University and Avast research shows that connected devices are now prevalent in two thirds of North American homes, highlighting growing cybersecurity risks

Redwood City, Calif. – June 18 2019 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security products, in collaboration with Stanford University, has uncovered that about 40 percent of households across the globe now contain at least one IoT device. In North America, that number is almost double, at 66 percent, bringing with it an associated growth ...

11 Jun 2019

Avast Business Launches New Patch Management

Redwood City, California, June 11, 2019 – Avast (LSE:AVST), the world leader in digital security products, has today launched a new Patch Management service to help small and mid-sized businesses manage necessary security updates more easily and efficiently. Around 50% of software vulnerabilities exploited occur within 2-4 weeks of a software ...

14 May 2019

Avast Debuts Omni, a New Approach to Digital Security for Today’s Connected Home

Redwood City, California, United States, May 14, 2019 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security products, announced the initial release of its new network-based consumer security product, Avast Omni, to Avast customers in the United States. Avast Omni provides protection and insights for all connected devices in the home and on the ...

02 May 2019

83% of Americans are Using Weak Passwords

Redwood City, California, May 2, 2019 –  Avast (LSE: AVST), a global leader in online security products, found that Americans are not properly protecting their online accounts. This is according to an online survey* conducted by Avast, which revealed that 83% of Americans do not include all of the following when creating passwords: numbers, ...

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