AVG Technologies Named 'Best Channel Vendor' by Business Solutions Magazine

Jan 12, 2009, 08:25 ET from AVG Technologies

Security Vendor Earns Top Marks from Resellers for Its Commitment to Product Reliability, Features, and Innovation

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- AVG Technologies, a global anti-virus and Internet security software provider with over 80 million users in 167 countries, today announced that it has received a Best Channel Vendor designation by Business Solutions Magazine, a leading US publication for VARs, systems integrators, and solution providers.

The Business Solutions Best (and Worst) Channel Vendors survey tallied responses from 1,604 resellers across North America, who together represent over $10 billion in annual revenues. Resellers were asked during September and October of 2008 to rate vendor partners according to a number of business criteria; vendors could receive scores of between 0 (worst) and 5 (best) in each category.

AVG Technologies scored a winning average of 4.14 across the seven categories:

    Service / Support - 4.04
    Channel Friendliness - 4.04
    Channel Programs - 4.08
    Product Features - 4.31
    Product Reliability - 4.37
    Product Innovation - 4.23
    VAR Margins - 3.92

The results of the survey were tabulated by Penn State University and the staff of Business Solutions Magazine. Full details of the survey and results can be found in the January 2009 special edition issue of the magazine.

"It is an honor to be ranked among the Best Channel Vendors by the reseller community," said J.R. Smith, CEO of AVG Technologies. "AVG is committed to being the industry's best channel partner for security solutions. Our products and programs are designed to help resellers provide the right solutions to their customers, and our strategy is to deliver outstanding value to resellers and end-user customers alike. This award is an indication that we are successfully executing on this strategy."

AVG continues to invest significantly in its partner program and offers its resellers a wide range of benefits to help them succeed in the security software market. Benefits include aggressive graduated discounts, priority technical support, a dedicated sales support team, a product evaluation program, lead referrals, timely threat alerts, and newsletters. AVG resellers also have access to an online Reseller Center containing marketing materials, license management tools, online registration and ordering system, and training and certification materials. More information on AVG's channel program is available at http://www.avg.com/us.reseller.

About Business Solutions Magazine

Business Solutions Magazine inspires executives of IT channel companies (VARs, integrators, and solution providers) to grow their businesses by teaching them how to sell new IT products and services, penetrate thriving vertical markets, and integrate complementary technologies. Business Solutions delivers its insight through channel success stories and advice from industry analysts, vendors, and our expert technology editors. The magazine is published by Jameson Publishing, located in Erie and Wexford, PA. Jameson also publishes technology trade magazines Integrated Solutions, and Integrated Solutions for Retailers. Founded in 1980, the company now has 70 employees and generates over $13 million in annual revenue. More information is available at www.businesssolutionsmag.com.

About AVG Technologies

AVG is a global security solutions leader protecting more than 80 million consumers and small business computer users in 167 countries from the ever-growing incidence of web threats, viruses, spam, cyber-scams and hackers on the Internet. Headquartered in Amsterdam, AVG has nearly two decades of experience in combating cyber crime and one of the most advanced laboratories for detecting, pre-empting and combating Web-borne threats from around the world. Its free online, downloadable software model allows entry-level users to gain basic anti-virus protection and then to easily and inexpensively upgrade to greater levels of safety and defense in both single and multi-user environments. Nearly 6,000 resellers, partners and distributors team with AVG globally including Amazon.com, CNET, Cisco, Ingram Micro, Play.com, Wal-Mart, and Yahoo!. More information is available at www.avg.com.

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