Brief Overview

Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG is a German multinational security software company mainly known for their antivirus software Avira Internet Security.


Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG
Kaplaneiweg 1 | 88069 Tettang | Germany
Tel: +49 (0) 7542-500 0


Travis Witteveen, CEO of Avira since 2013, was previously COO of Avira as well as SVP of Sales and Global Operations at F-Secure.


Tjark Auerbach founded Avira in 1986, presumably in a garage in Germany. To this day, he remains the majority shareholder in the private company. Over the years, Avira has grown to one of the largest anti-virus companies in the world with 100 million users and 500 employees worldwide. Avira's headquarters are located near Lake Constance, in Tettnang, Germany. The company has additional offices in the USA, China, Romania, and the Netherlands.

Key Competitors

Kaspersky, Symantec, Trend Micro

Products and Services

Avira provides anti-virus solutions for home and business users. The Avira Anti-Virus product suite can be grouped as follows:

• For Personal Use – This includes the Avira Internet Security Suite, Avira Family Protection Suite, and System Speedup. Avira offers a free product for download as well.
• For Business Use – This includes Avira Professional Security, Avira Endpoint Security, and Avira Small Business Security Suite. All offers include workstation protection, with different levels of support for servers and email.

Avira offers VPN and Vault solutions for iOS and Android. The company performs R&D in its Avira Virus Lab.