Doro Enlists AVG's Help to Mature Mobile Users Get Connected Safely
AMSTERDAM and SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 21, 2013
AMSTERDAM and SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --AVG
TechnologiesN.V. (NYSE: AVG), the provider of Internet and mobile security,
privacy and optimization to 155 million active users, today announced that
Doro AB (DORO.SS) will pre-load its new easy-to-use smartphone with AVG
AntiVirus PRO v3.3 for Android™ to offer Doro users increased peace of mind.
Doro has built a global profile in providing mobile phones with large buttons
and simple interfaces for a particular demographic of consumers – seniors, or
baby boomers, as they are also known. The new Doro Liberto 810 smartphone aims
to help get baby boomers connected quickly, easily and safely using the latest
technology. Customers will receive a year's license for AVG AntiVirus PRO v3.3
for Android for free with their new handset.
"We are the global leader in mobile phones for seniors - an audience segment
that is often overlooked. Our mission is to help them overcome the digital
divide and have more enjoyment in life, by being better-connected. Bringing
the Internet to seniors in an accessible and inclusive manner via an
easy-to-use smartphone offers huge lifestyle benefits to the user. We are
able to provide extra peace of mind by working with AVG for our security
solution," said Jerome Arnaud, President and CEO at Doro.
"Recent research carried out by AVG found that consumers aged 65 year and over
had on average three to five connected devices in the home. Age is not and
should not be a barrier to getting online and having a rich digital life. That
said, AVG recognizes the importance of addressing the particular needs of its
consumers, and that a one size fits all model does not work," said Judith
Bitterli, Senior Vice President of Marketing, AVG Technologies. "Working with
Doro has been rewarding as its ethos of providing simple, safe smartphones
tailored to its customers' needs perfectly matches our own goal of helping
baby boomers to be confident and comfortable online."
About AVG AntiVirus PRO v3.3 for Android™
Safe Web Surfing: helps protect the device when the customer is browsing the
web from their smartphone
oActively checks web addresses in real time with AVG LinkScanner®, to help
customers make the right decisions online. Directs people to a safe page
when visiting a website deemed suspicious.
Safety: combats viruses and malware so customers can download media and apps
oSIM Lock - SIM Lock, which is set up from the Anti-theft menu, locks lost
or stolen phone to prevent others from replacing the phone's SIM card.
oCamera Trap - If the in-built Anti-Theft function records three failed
attempts by an intruder to unlock the phone, it takes a photo of them with
the phone's front-facing camera. The photo is then emailed to the phone's
owner with an alert to the attempted break-in.
oApp Scanner - scans apps to help ensure that malware will not infect the
device. Scans run manually or customers can easily set up automatic daily
or weekly scans.
oFile Scanner - scans for malware, spyware, viruses and lets people remove
them with a simple click. Protects the phone while people are using their
favorite apps, protecting their contacts, bookmarks, text messages, music
and videos. Choose between running manual scans or setting up automatic
daily or weekly scans.
oOnly available with AVG AntiVirus PRO, App Locker enables customers to
lock their apps individually and secure them from being accessed by others
using the phone. Customers can also back them up on their SD card.
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 to155 million active
users as of June 30, 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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