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Agnitum licenses firewall technology to Avast

Parts of Outpost firewall and protocol parsing technologies are embedded into Avast’s comprehensive Internet Security solution

St. Petersburg, Russia — December 6, 2012. Agnitum, the PC security expert and manufacturer of the Outpost range of security products, is glad to announce a licensing contract with a prominent antivirus vendor Avast Software. Avast now takes advantage of Outpostís best-of-breed firewall technology for the purpose of its all-in-one security product.

AVAST logoAgnitumís technology now available to the licensee involves personal firewall, attack detection, parsing of HTTP as well as POP3, SMTP and IMAP protocols.

Given the complexity and diversity of todayís threats, users need protection that controls the main propagation route ó their Internet connection. Zero-day threats, one of the newest and most difficult to detect, are becoming more frequent, and an appropriate response must be in place for users to have adequate security when they go online.

Agnitum is one the leading technology licensors in the security industry. Its technologies are being currently employed by top market players. The company has provided flexible opportunities for third-party licensing, offering antivirus, firewall or proactive protection modules either as a rebranded solution or based on the SDK since the year 2000. Among the major benefits offered by Agnitumís licensing program are best-of-breed preventive mechanisms, native compatibility with both 32- and 64-bit Windows, reduced time-to-market, and smooth operation of the technology core in a third-party environment.

AVAST Software, the makers of avast! Antivirus, protects over 170 million users around the world, and has integrated Outpostís firewall and content filtering technology into its all-in-one Internet security solution.

"Agnitumís personal firewall technology has long been the standard by which others are judged, and we are pleased to be able to enhance our usersí Internet security protection with this proven solution", comments Ondrej Vlcek, CTO at Avast.

About Agnitum

Founded in 1999, Agnitum Ltd. (www.agnitum.com) has been committed to delivering and supporting high-quality, easy to use security software for over a decade. Agnitumís commercial solutions for the home market are Outpost Firewall Pro and Outpost Antivirus Pro, securing personal and family computers; and Outpost Security Suite ó an all-in-one Internet security solution. Dedicated to global e-security, Agnitum also offers free versions of Outpost Firewall and Outpost Security Suite to secure usersí system, network connections and critical data. Outpost Network Security ensures centrally-manageable endpoint protection and reliable performance for SMBs, and Outpost Antivirus Service provides antivirus protection via monthly subscription to 150,000 ISP subscribers.

For more information and to request review copies of Outpost Pro, please contact:

Agnitum International PR

About Avast

AVAST Software (www.avast.com) protects over 170 million active devices with our security and antivirus applications. Our portfolio includes the new avast! Free Antivirus for Mac, avast! Free Mobile Security for Android, our flagship avast! Free Antivirus, the free computer security application that matches or exceeds the performance of competitorsí paid-for products, the premium avast! Internet Security with SafeZone™ virtualized desktop, and a full range of business IT security solutions. Anchored by the CommunityIQ network of sensors and supported by multiple protective shields, avast! performance is certified by, among others, VB100, AV-Comparatives, ICSA Labs, and West Coast Labs.

For more information about Avast please make contact the companyís PR service at pr@avast.com.

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