Security expert Avira
announced today that China's leading search engine, Baidu Inc. (Nasdaq:
BIDU), has licensed Avira's SAVAPI
anti-malware SDK. In addition, Avira is bundling its own security
software products with Baidu's free PC Faster tune-up utility
specifically for the Thailand market.
Avira encourages all Internet users in Thailand to download Avira Free
Antivirus and benefit from the added PC Faster tune-up, free of charge.
The products can be downloaded here: http://www.avira.com/en/baidu-pc-faster/
"Baidu is delighted to partner with a world-class security provider like
Avira," said Xiao Yang, director, global products, for Baidu. "Together,
Baidu and Avira are able to deliver comprehensive security and
optimization to Thailand's fast-growing Internet using population,
creating a better, safer, and smoother online experience for millions of
Baidu launched its security and optimization product Baidu PC Faster in
the Thai market in July of 2012. Since then, the product has been
downloaded over two million times and currently has over one million
active Thai users.
anti-malware SDK makes integrating Avira security technology simple
and cost-effective. Baidu will use Avira's award-winning scanning engine
for its security and optimization products globally.
"We are pleased to be partnering with Baidu at so many levels," said
Travis Witteveen, COO of Avira. "Baidu's free PC Faster utility is a
perfect complement to Avira's antivirus software and a great value for
our free users. Plus, our anti-malware SDK lets Baidu easily integrate
our scanning technology to strengthen their own security products."
Baidu, Inc. is the leading Chinese language Internet search provider. As
a technology-based media company, Baidu aims to provide the best and
most equitable way for people to find whatever they're looking for
online. In addition to serving individual Internet search
users, Baidu provides an effective platform for businesses to reach
potential customers. Baidu's ADSs trade on the NASDAQ Global Select
Market under the symbol "BIDU".
Avira wants its customers to 'live free' from spyware, phishing, viruses
and other internet-based threats. The company was founded 25 years ago
on Tjark Auerbach's promise to "make software that does good things for
my friends and family." More than 100 million consumers and small
businesses now depend upon Avira's security expertise and award-winning
antivirus software, making the company the number-two market share
leader globally. Avira provides IT-security protection to computers,
smartphones, servers and networks, delivered as both software and
In addition to protecting the online world, Avira's CEO promotes
well-being in the offline world through the Auerbach Foundation, which
supports charitable and social projects. The philosophy of the
foundation is to help people to help themselves.
For more information, please visit www.avira.com
or join the community at www.facebook.com/avira.
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