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, ...

16 Apr 2019

New release of Avast Secure Browser Delivers Deeper Consumer Privacy

Redwood City, California, United States, April 16, 2019 - Avast (LSE:AVST), the global leader in digital security products, has released a new version of Avast Secure Browser (code-named Aspen) which gives people even greater protection and control over their privacy, identity and personal data when browsing the internet. The new version ...

19 Mar 2019

1 in 5 Home PC Users at Risk from Cyber Threats

REDWOOD CITY, California, March 12, 2019-- Avast (LSE: AVST), a global leader in digital security products, today revealed that in any given month, home users of Windows 7, 8 and 10 computers have a 20% chance of encountering any type of PC threat. Afghanistan, Iran and China topped the list as the countries where home PC users are most at risk, ...

14 Mar 2019

CEO Succession

Avast (LSE:AVST), the leading global cybersecurity provider, announces today that Vince Steckler has notified the Board of his intention to retire in 2019 after 10 successful years with the Group. He will be succeeded as CEO by Ondrej Vlcek, currently President of the Consumer Business, and Vince’s 10-year partner in driving the company’s ...

04 Mar 2019

Avast to Provide AI-Powered Threat Intelligence to Alphabet company, Chronicle, for New Enterprise Security Platform

San Francisco, CA - March 4, 2019 - RSA Conference - Avast (LSE:AVST), a leading global cybersecurity provider, today announced it has partnered with Chronicle, an Alphabet company focused on cybersecurity, to support the delivery of its enterprise-level analytics platform, Backstory. Avast, with the largest consumer threat detection network in ...

04 Mar 2019

Avast Business Unveils the First Enterprise-class, Cloud-based Secure Web Gateway Specifically for SMBs

RSA Conference, San Francisco, California - March 4, 2019 - Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in cybersecurity products, today announced the launch of Avast Business Secure Web Gateway, the first enterprise-class secure web gateway designed for the needs of small to medium businesses (SMBs). Today’s SMBs need layered security solutions that can ...

26 Feb 2019

Avast Threat Labs Debuts apklab.io -  an Intelligence-driven Threat Hunting Platform for the Security Analyst Community

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, February 26, 2019 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a leading global cybersecurity provider, today announced the launch of apklab.io, a mobile threat intelligence platform (MTIP) designed to provide real-time intelligence for Android™ security researchers. Apklab.io is the first platform of its kind to collect and make ...

25 Feb 2019

Two out of Five Digital Households Worldwide at Cyber Risk, Avast Reveals

● 40.8% of digital households worldwide, and 35.2% of U.S. and 35.1% of Spanish households have at least one vulnerable device, putting the whole home network at risk ● 59.7% of household routers worldwide are vulnerable, in the U.S. the number is higher with 69.8% and in Spain lower with 40.4% of routers vulnerable ● Apart from routers and ...

07 Feb 2019

Avast Awarded “Product of the Year” by Security Test Lab, AV-Comparatives

Redwood City, California, United States, February 7, 2019 - Avast (LSE:AVST), the global leader in consumer cybersecurity products, today announced that Avast Free Antivirus has been awarded “Product of the Year 2018” by one of the industry’s most prestigious testing labs, AV-Comparatives. AV-Comparatives is an independent test lab that is known ...

04 Feb 2019

Avast and Barracuda Networks Enter into Master Reseller Relationship

Redwood City, California, United States, February 1, 2019: Avast (LSE:AVAST), a global leader in cybersecurity products, and Barracuda Networks, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-enabled security solutions, today announce an agreement under which Barracuda will become a master reseller of Avast Business CloudCare, Avast Management Console and ...

29 Jan 2019

Avast Cleanup Premium Now Auto-Updates 30 of the World’s Top Installed PC Applications

Redwood City, California, United States, January 29, 2019 - Avast (LSE:AVST), the global leader in consumer cybersecurity products, today released the latest version of its flagship PC optimization tool, Avast Cleanup, which now includes Automatic Software Updater and Automatic Maintenance features. Avast Cleanup’s new functions ensure that the ...

22 Jan 2019

Avast PC Trends Report 2019 reveals over half of PC software is out-of-date, putting users at risk

Redwood City, United States, January 22, 2019: Avast (LSE: AVST), the global leader in digital security products, today revealed that more than half (55%) of PC applications installed worldwide are out-of-date, making PC users and their personal data vulnerable to security risks. Avast’s PC Trends Report 2019 found that users are making themselves ...

03 Jan 2019

Avast Highlights the Threat Landscape for 2019

Redwood City, California – January 3, 2019 – Avast (LSE: AVST), the global leader in digital security products, today announced the launch of its annual Threat Landscape Report, detailing the biggest security trends facing consumers in 2019 as collected by the Avast Threat Labs team. The Avast Threat Labs team sees roughly one million new files a ...

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