Avast provides an endpoint solution that includes Anti-Virus and related security functions.
Trianon Office Building
140 00, Prague 4
Tel: 00 420 274 005 77
Vincent Steckler, CEO of Avast since 2009, was previously Senior Vice President of Worldwide Consumer Sales at Symantec.
Avast traces its root to 1988, when Czech researchers Eduard Kucera and Pavel Baudis teamed up to combat the Vienna Virus. Twenty-five years later, the company claims 200 million PCs under its protection. In 2016, they reported US $714M in revenues. In 2018, they had their IPO on the London Stock Exchange being valued at £2.4B and was one of the UK’s biggest technology listings.
Secure.me (2013) – Social
Jumpshot (2013) – PC Performance
Remotium (2015) – Enterprise mobility
AVG Technologies (2016) – Antivirus Software
Piriform (2017) – Computer Software
Kaspersky, Symantec, ESET
Products and Services
The mission addressed by Avast involves providing endpoint anti-virus and malware protection with emphasis on providing free anti-virus software around the globe. Avast’s suite of security solutions for desktop and mobile devices that can be grouped as follows:
• Avast! Premier
• Avast! Internet Security
• Avast! Anti-Virus (Pro/Free)
• Avast! Mobile Security
• Avast! Mobile Backup
• Avast! SecureLine VPN
• Avast! Anti-Theft
The company also offers a range of antimalware products for servers in the enterprise. The secure.me division of Avast focuses on securing social. The former Jumpshot product (renamed GrimeFighter) involves making PCs performance better.