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Avast Wins “Antivirus Software of the Year” Award in 2019 CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards Program

International Awards Program Recognizes Outstanding Information Security Products and Companies

International Awards Program Recognizes Outstanding Information Security Products and Companies

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 2, 2019 – Avast (LSE: AVST), a global leader in digital security products, today announced that its Avast Free Antivirus has been named the winner of the “Consumer Antivirus Software of the Year” award from CyberSecurity Breakthrough, a leading independent market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global information security market today.

The mission of the annual CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards program is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of information security categories, including Cloud Security, Threat Detection, Risk Management, Fraud Prevention, Mobile Security, Email Security and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 3,500 nominations from over 15 different countries throughout the world.

“Avast Free Antivirus leverages the largest threat-detection network and latest in artificial intelligence to protect anyone and everyone who uses the internet,” says Gagan Singh, chief product officer, Avast. “This results in not only the highest-level of security for consumers, but also a safer internet for everyone, and we are proud to receive this significant industry recognition from CyberSecurity Breakthrough.”

Avast Free Antivirus uses multiple layers of security to keep users safe from even the newest, never-before-seen threats. Packed with the largest threat-detection network, machine-learning virus protection, easy password management and home network security that won’t slow down a PC, the anti-virus is easy to install and effortless to use.

The Avast Free Antivirus solution also provides the following features:

  • Intelligent Antivirus: Detects and blocks viruses, malware, spyware, ransomware and phishing.
  • CyberCapture: Automatically sends suspicious files for analysis in the cloud and uses a remedy for all Avast users if it’s detected as a threat.
  • Wi-Fi Inspector: Automatically detects weaknesses in the home Wi-Fi and strangers piggybacking on the network.
  • SmartScan: Finds the cracks, which allow malware to slip in from unsafe settings and passwords to suspicious add-ons and out of date software.

“Consumers are facing an ever increasing onslaught of security issues, and Avast Free Antivirus scans for not just the latest security threat, but also any performance issues, and then empowering customers with the ability to fix things instantly,” said James Johnson, managing director, CyberSecurity Breakthrough. “We are thrilled to recognize Avast as one of the leading innovators and cybersecurity industry leaders in this year’s 2019 CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards program and we extend a hearty congratulations to the entire Avast team.”

Avast is one of the largest security companies in the world using next-gen technologies to fight cyber attacks in real time. With an immense cloud-based machine learning engine that receives a constant stream of data from hundreds of millions of users, this facilitates learning at unprecedented speeds and makes the Avast artificial intelligence engine smarter and faster. 

About CyberSecurity Breakthrough

Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in information security and cybersecurity technology companies, products and people. The CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards provide a platform for public recognition around the achievements of breakthrough information security companies and products in categories including Cloud Security, Threat Detection, Risk Management, Fraud Prevention, Mobile Security, Web and Email Security, UTM, Firewall and more. For more information visit