AVAST Dominates in Mobile Security Across the Globe

~ 2014 AV-Comparatives survey ranks AVAST as the most popular mobile security provider in North America, South America, and Europe – #3 in Asia ~

REDWOOD CITY, CA and BEIJING, March 12, 2014 – AV-Comparatives, one of the most trusted testing labs in the world, pronounced AVAST the leader in a global survey of mobile security solutions. AVAST dominated mobile specialists – such as Lookout® – in North America, South America, and Europe; ranking third in Asia behind two Chinese companies, despite only recently establishing a presence in the region.

"This survey highlights that AVAST is the most popular name in security in the world," said Vincent Steckler, CEO of AVAST Software. "We proudly protect more than 210 million devices from hackers, thieves, spies and even governments."

The February 28th, 2014 AV-Comparatives survey confirms that the amount of mobile devices in North America protected by security software is significantly lower than that of desktop devices.

"User awareness of mobile malware is dangerously low; yet in 2013, our virus lab found more than 1,850 new pieces of mobile malware a day," commented Mr. Steckler. "People use their phones and devices for banking, shopping, and checking email. Malware on mobile devices is dramatically increasing, and people need to protect themselves just as they do on their PCs."

AVAST offers free and paid security products for mobile devices and PCs.

The full survey results can be found at http://www.av-comparatives.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/security_survey2014_en.pdf