AVG and ALCATEL ONETOUCH Extend Mobile Security Offering Pre-load security app to offer consumers immediate protection on Android mobile devices
AMSTERDAM and SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AVG Technologies N.V. (NYSE: AVG), the provider of Internet and mobile security to 155 million active users today announced that it has extended its offering with ALCATEL ONETOUCH to pre-load AVG AntiVirus Free for Android™ on to its Android handsets.
ALCATEL ONETOUCH has been working with AVG since 2012 to deliver security over mobile and now owners of Android-based ALCATEL ONETOUCH mobile devices will receive AVG AntiVirus FREE for Android™ as part of their purchase. The pre-loaded security application helps protect against viruses and malware, and also provides loss and theft protection through its ability to allow an owner to track and control a smartphone remotely should the owner become separated from it.
"Over the years, consumers have become well-accustomed to the need for antivirus protection on their computers and laptops, but with so much of our digital lives now taking place via mobile, their security has never been more vital," said John Giamatteo, Chief Operating Officer at AVG Technologies. "As our relationship with ALCATEL ONETOUCH continues to develop, we are pleased to be able to make mobile privacy as easy as possible for even more users."
"Our partnership with AVG shows our commitment to provide both networks and consumers with as much added value from our high quality products as possible. We have long recognized the growing importance of mobile security and therefore strive to give our customers access to immediate protection right from their very first purchase. We look forward to working further with AVG on the integration of its software with our devices," said Dan Dery, Chief Marketing Officer, ALCATEL ONETOUCH.
AVG AntiVirus FREE for Android™ combines the outstanding features of AVG's mobile technologies, from safer web browsing, real-time app scanning and privacy controls through to battery and performance tune-ups.
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