China’s Largest Email Service to Use Avira Security Software

  China’s Largest Email Service to Use Avira Security Software

   Avira Scanning Engines to Protect Tencent’s Email Customers from Malware

Business Wire

TETTNANG, Germany -- September 10, 2013

Security expert Avira announced today that Tencent, China’s largest Internet
services provider, has licensed Avira’s SAVAPI anti-malware scanning engine.
Tencent’s QQ Mail division will use Avira’s software to scan for and remove
malware for all of its 300 million email service customers.

“QQ Mail is one of the biggest email service vendors in China. Tencent QQ
email integrated Avira antivirus engine to improve virus scanning speed of the
email and to provide secure email services for QQ Mail users,” said Jeffrey
Du, Vice General Manager of Tencent Email.

Tencent chose Avira’s antivirus and security software because of Avira’s
industry reputation for high quality software, and because of the ease with
which Avira’s technology can be integrated via the SAVAPI SDK.

Tencent will use Avira SAVAPI SDK to scan the incoming and outgoing email
messages for potential threat, and to block any malware, thus the user will be
able to use the service freely and without the fear of being infected.

“Avira software has been localized for Chinese languages since 2010, which
demonstrates our commitment to the China market. And our technology has been
proven to be able to scale to hundreds of millions of customers, so we were a
natural choice for Tencent,” said Travis Witteveen, CEO for Avira. “We are
pleased that Tencent has put their trust in Avira.”

About Tencent

Founded in November 1998, Tencent Inc. has grown into China's largest and most
used Internet service portal. In its ten-year history, Tencent has been able
to maintain steady and fast-paced growth by always putting its users first. On
June 16th, 2004, Tencent Holdings Limited (SEHK 700) went public on the main
board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

About Avira

More than 100 million consumers and small businesses depend upon Avira’s
security expertise and award-winning antivirus software, making the company
the number-two market share leader globally. Avira is ranked #1 in technology
innovation according to ABI Research; recommended by Consumer Reports for its
free antivirus software; cited by OPSWAT as the #1 fastest-growing antivirus
vendor in 2012 and the #2 largest vendor worldwide in 2011; and has received a
nearly unbroken string of Virus Bulletin VB100 awards for the past decade.

Avira provides IT-security protection to computers, smartphones, servers and
networks, delivered as both software and cloud-based services. Visit


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