~ 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
Avast (www.avast.com), the global leader in digital security products, 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.
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