30 Sep 2019

Avast Business Welcomes EET Group as Nordic Distribution Partner

Redwood City, California, and London, United Kingdom, September 30, 2019 - Avast (LSE:AVST), a leader in digital security products for business and consumers, today announced a distribution partnership with EET Group in the Nordic market. EET Group is a specialized IT distributor to businesses, operating in 26 markets across Europe, carrying over ...

10 Sep 2019

Avast Finds Flashlight Apps on Google Play Requesting Up to 77 Permissions

Prague, Czech Republic, September 10Y, 2019 – Avast [LSE: AVST], a global leader in digital security products, has found that Android flashlight applications request an average of 25 permissions. Using apklab.io, Avast’s mobile threat intelligence platform, Avast analyzed the permissions requested by 937 flashlight apps that either once made it ...

05 Sep 2019

Avast Discovers Security Flaws in Widespread GPS Trackers Exposing Locations of Over Half a Million Children and Elderly

Redwood City, Calif. – September 5, 2019 – Avast [LSE:AVST], a global leader in digital security products, has discovered serious security vulnerabilities in the T8 Mini GPS tracker and nearly 30 other models by the same manufacturer, Shenzhen i365 Tech. Marketed to keep kids, seniors, pets, and even possessions safe, instead these devices expose ...

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 ...

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