Renault Partners with AVG Technologies to Secure its New Automotive App Store

  Renault Partners with AVG Technologies to Secure its New Automotive App
  Store

  - Web-scanning architecture ensures protection for all apps in the Renault
                                R-Link store -

Business Wire

AMSTERDAM & SAN FRANCISCO -- April 04, 2013

Leading car manufacturer Renault has chosen AVG Technologies N.V. (NYSE: AVG)
to add an extra layer of security to its ground-breaking new embedded and
connected navigation and multimedia platform, Renault R-Link. AVG already
provides internet and mobile security to more than 146 million active users
worldwide, and it has now deployed its web-scanning architecture to enable all
apps in the Renault R-Link store to be protected from all known malware.

Developed in collaboration with leading sat-nav experts, Renault R-Link
combines an affordable, touchscreen multimedia device with a curated online
app store. At launch, there will be over 50 apps to choose from, spanning
travel, entertainment, news and social media, with plans to add many more in
the future. The system is available today on the new Renault Clio and will be
rolled out to other models in the range during 2013, including the
eagerly-anticipated all-electric ZOE model, the Kangoo Express and the Captur.

To create peace of mind, the AVG logo is displayed on the Renault R-Link store
alongside the phrase “Protected by AVG.” All security scanning is done online,
before users download apps to their R-Link device.

John Giamatteo, COO of AVG Technologies, explains: “AVG provides total
peace-of-mind to millions of people in their daily digital lives. As the
‘connected car’ becomes a reality, it is vital that drivers and passengers can
enjoy the same freedom from worry with their in-car devices. This partnership
with Renault is a natural and logical step for us, and we look forward to
working together as R-Link builds momentum as a platform.”

Jean-François Martin, Director of Renault Service International, said, 
“Renault R-Link allows Renault drivers and their passengers to enjoy seamless
multimedia connectivity and entertainment in a safe environment. As a
download-enabled device designed for automotive use, it is imperative that we
deliver absolute safety and security. That’s why we chose to partner with AVG
Technologies, which has a long history of delivering innovative and successful
security solutions.”

About AVG Technologies (NYSE: AVG)

AVG’s mission is to simplify, optimize and secure the Internet experience,
providing peace of mind to a connected world. AVG’s powerful yet easy-to-use
software and online services put users in control of their Internet
experience. By choosing AVG’s software and services, users become part of a
trusted global community that benefits from inherent network effects, mutual
protection and support. AVG has grown its user base to 146 million active
users as of December 31, 2012 and offers a product portfolio that targets the
consumer and small business markets and includes Internet security, PC
performance optimization, online backup, mobile security, identity protection
and family safety software.

www.avg.com

About Renault

The Renault group, present in 118 countries, designs, develops, manufactures
and sells passenger cars and light commercial vehicles under the Renault,
Dacia and Renault Samsung Motors brands. To meet the new challenges facing the
automotive industry, both environmental and economic, Renault is implementing
a two-pronged strategy: improvements to existing technologies with new
generations of carbon-efficient engines, and the breakthrough “Zero Emission”
programme. Renault launched a zero-emission range in 2011 with Fluence ZE and
Kangoo ZE, followed in 2012 by Twizy, an innovative urban quadricyle, and ZOE,
which arrives on the market. This range makes innovation affordable to the
greatest number. With its partner Nissan, Renault is targeting world
leadership in the mass marketing of zero-emission vehicles.

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Contact:

US
Finn Partners for AVG
Ty Sheppard, +1-415-249-6775
ty@finnpartners.com
or
UK
Waggener Edstrom for AVG
Amy Bunn, + 44 (0)20 7632 3857
abunn@waggeneredstrom.com
 
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