AVG Technologies Earns a Bevy of Channel Awards for AVG CloudCare and Security Products

  AVG Technologies Earns a Bevy of Channel Awards for AVG CloudCare and
  Security Products

           Recognized by Leading Channel Publications in the US, UK

Business Wire

AMSTERDAM & SAN FRANCISCO -- July 2, 2013

AVG Technologies N.V. (NYSE: AVG), the provider of Internet and mobile
security, privacy and optimization to 150 million active users, today
announced the receipt of a several recent awards from the reseller channel for
its AVG CloudCare™ and AVG® AntiVirus products.

AVG CloudCare, the cloud-based IT administration platform for small
businesses, was the recipient of two recent awards by the worldwide industry
association The ASCII Group and the UK publication Microscope. The AVG
CloudCare platform is provided exclusively to channel partners free-of-charge
enabling them to roll out “pay-as-you-go” services that make it easier for
them to manage and protect their small business (SMB) customers. It is
differentiated by its free AVG Remote IT service, one-click service and user
activation plus easy policy deployment that help save time and reduce the need
for onsite customer visits. Additional benefits include sales alerts and
one-click reporting to help demonstrate partners’ added value.

In keeping with AVG’s security DNA, among the first services rolled out within
AVG CloudCare were its acclaimed business-strength AVG AntiVirus and AVG
Content Filtering. Among recent awards, AVG AntiVirus was bestowed Reader’s
Choice Awards by ChannelPro-SMB.

Recent AVG product and technology award highlights include:

  *ASCII’s Chicago Summit 2013: Best of Cloud Solutions. The esteemed ASCII
    Success Summit “Best of Show” awards by the ASCII Group®, the world’s
    largest IT Solution Provider community, are voted on by the attendees of
    each of its eight regional Success Summits. The ASCII Chicago Summit, held
    in June, voted AVG as the technology company with the best cloud solution
    for the IT industry.
  *MicroScope Awards for Channel Excellence: Cloud Computing Technology. The
    MicroScope ACEs, now in its sixth year, celebrate the best-performing
    organizations in the UK IT channel. The awards were based on submissions
    in a judging process that included votes by thousands of channel readers
    in the UK. Full information on this year’s ACE awards is available at
    http://www.microscope.co.uk/news/2240185968/MicroScope-ACEs-2013-The-winners.
  *ChannelPro-SMB 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards: Best AntiVirus Vendor (Gold
    Award) and Best Security Software (Bronze Award). The ChannelPro-SMB
    awards were based on reader  votes for the most SMB- and partner-friendly
    products, technologies, services, programs, and professional organizations
    in the channel today. The awards survey conducted during Q1 2013 drew
    participation from more than 1,000 VARs, MSPs, systems integrators, custom
    builders, and IT consultants in the channel serving SMBs.

UBM Tech Channel’s CRN “Women of the Channel” Recognition for AVG’s Jennifer
Cochran

In addition to recent product and technology awards,  AVG’s marketing manager
for North America, Jennifer Cochran, has been recognized by UBM Tech Channel’s
CRN  as one of the top Women of the Channel. UBM Tech Channel, a UBM company
is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research,
consulting, and sales and marketing services. CRN’s annual list recognizes
nearly 300 female executives across vendor channel organizations, distributors
and solution providers for their accomplishments over the past year, and the
far-reaching impact they are having on the technology industry going forward.

Among her achievements, Cochran played a significant role in the successful
launch of AVG CloudCare in the US channel during the past year. A special
feature of the Women of the Channel is in the June issue of CRN magazine and
expanded coverage of The 100 Most Powerful Women of the Channel is featured
online at www.crn.com.

“AVG is honored by all of these awards and the recognition provided by our
channel partners through some of the most influential publications and
organizations that serve the channel,” said Mike Foreman, General Manager for
SMB, AVG Technologies. “It is particularly gratifying to see the continued
positive response to AVG CloudCare,  which was developed in close conjunction
with our channel partners, and the continued strength and appeal of AVG
Antivirus and security suite.”

AVG has won nine SMB channel-related awards during the past seven months,
including The MSPWorld® Cup Award 2013 for Best Cloud Enabling Solution,
Business Solutions Magazine 2013 Best Channel Vendor for Security Technology,
a UBM Tech Channel Chief Award 2013, SMB Nation’s 2012 Hot Shot Award for
Security and the ASCII Group’s Esteemed Noble Partner Award.

“We owe a great deal of our success to the dedication, hard work and
creativity of AVG employees around the world,” said Foreman. “Many of us on
the SMB team have roots in the channel, including Jennifer and AVG’s VP for
Sales and Operations for North America, Luke Walling, who was named one of CRN
Channel Chiefs earlier this year. Our channel heritage is not only a great
source of pride, but guides our philosophy in how we build products, services
and programs for AVG SMB.”

AVG CloudCare is available via AVG reseller and managed service partners in
the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. AVG
Remote IT is offered for free. For all other AVG CloudCare services, customers
pay only for the services they use with a convenient monthly billing option.
To find out more and to become an AVG CloudCare partner, go to
www.avg.com/cloudcare.

For logos, screenshots and case study videos, please see the AVG CloudCare
press kit:
http://mediacenter.avg.com/en/press-tools/avg-cloudcare-press-kit/avg-cloudcare-press-kit.html

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 150 million active
users as of March 31, 2013 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.

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Contact:

Krause Taylor Associates for AVG Technologies
United States:
Betty Taylor, +1 408-981-7551
bettyt@krause-taylor.com
or
AVG
United Kingdom:
Paul Shlackman, +44 (0)7792 121510
PR Manager, SMB & Channel, AVG
paul.shlackman@avg.com
 
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