AMSTERDAM and SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AVG Technologies N.V. (NYSE: AVG), the online security company for 188 million active users, today announced it has been named by CRN as a Top 20 Cloud Security vendor in its list of Coolest Vendors of 2015. The annual honor roll serves as a comprehensive readers' guide to the 100 most innovative cloud vendors and solutions for the Channel.
Inclusion in the CRN 'Top 20 Cloud Security Vendors' list recognizes AVG's realization of a fully secure, cloud-enabled platform for businesses, for its commitment to fostering long-term partnerships and for delivering excellence in remote management solutions for Managed Services Providers (MSPs) serving small and medium size customers. It further highlights the AVG CloudCare™ cloud security platform for its pay-as-you-go consumption model that helps smaller IT providers negotiate the tricky transition from break-fix to recurring revenue services.
AVG CloudCare is a cloud-based administration platform offering resellers a simple, one-click deployment and management of antivirus, content filtering, online backup and email security services for their business customers. AVG's cloud-based security and mobile management capabilities help MSPs grow their businesses further by enhancing the levels of protection and control built into their customer services. For ease of implementation, AVG CloudCare is integrated with AVG Managed Workplace®, an open eco-system Remote Management & Monitoring (RMM) tool.
"Our vision is to make the lives of MSPs and their business customers as easy as possible by simplifying the management of devices, data and people wherever they are. It is a great honor that such a respected Channel title has named us in its list of Top 20 cloud security vendors for the second year running," said Francois Daumard, Vice President Global Channel Sales, AVG Technologies. "Over the last twelve months, there has been a shift in the Channel in delivery models, value-added managed services and end-user education, and AVG Business has been transforming too in response to this. While our established heritage in network security is well-known, this award recognizes the hard work we have put into our remote management and monitoring services as part of our unwavering commitment to our Channel partners to deliver a competitive, robust and extensive IT services proposition."
Throughout 2014, AVG Business has invested significantly in support of industry partners including holding its first Annual Partner Cloud Summit, introducing a new product portfolio, expanding its international distribution footprint and hiring some recognized industry big-hitters to head up its Global Channel Sales and Marketing teams.
AVG is the online security company providing leading software and services to secure devices, data and people. AVG has over 188 million active users, as of September 30, 2014, using AVG's products and services including Internet security, performance optimization, and personal privacy and identity protection. By choosing AVG's products, users become part of a trusted global community that engages directly with AVG to provide feedback and offer mutual support to other customers.
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