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Avast Business is Now 100% Focused on Layered Security for SMBs

Avast Business Team , 25 April 2019

In early February, we announced that our Managed Workplace product line had been acquired by Barracuda Networks, a leading provider of cloud-enabled security solutions.

Now Avast Business is 100% focused on delivering the best possible cybersecurity solutions for small and medium businesses (SMBs) to combat growing and evolving threats. As SMBs become bigger targets for cybercriminals, we are dedicated to enhancing protection and improving the way IT specialists manage security - from anywhere.


“We believe the best way for Avast Business to serve this market is to focus 100 percent on our core mission of protecting SMBs against advanced threats and the potential losses of data, revenue, and reputation caused by cyberattacks, damages from which have been predicted to reach $6 trillion annually by 2021” said Kevin Chapman, General Manager of Avast Business.


The SMB community is currently severely under-served, with security systems often focusing on the needs of larger enterprises. SMBs are actually targeted heavily by cybercriminals because they typically have less budget for strong cybersecurity, but hold the same sensitive customer and company data and can be used as a supply chain link to a large enterprise. We have made it our mission to protect those businesses with powerful, yet affordable cybersecurity solutions that are easy to implement.


“The acquisition allows us to focus on our layered security strategy and that’s the key message... From the product side, we can now focus on offering SMBs a layered security solution that offers both endpoint and network security from the same platform; a solution that is currently missing in the market.” says Arne Uppheim, Senior Director of Product Management at Avast Business.


With Avast’s 30 years in the cybersecurity industry, we feel we have the opportunity to deliver the security that SMBs and our partners serving the SMB community need to ensure they are protected from cyberthreats in today’s digitally driven world.


To read more about the Managed Workplace Acquisition:

Avast Press Release

Tech Target: “Sale of Avast Managed Workplace Sharpens Vendors Security Focus”

Channel Pro UK: Barracuda Acquires Managed Workplace to Enhance Security Portfolio

Business Wire: Avast + Barracuda Networks Enter Master Reseller Relationship


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