AVG Technologies Kicks Off Security Services Webinar Series for MSPs on Channelnomics

Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:50am EDT

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AMSTERDAM & SAN FRANCISCO--(Business Wire)--
AVG Technologies (NYSE: AVG), the provider of Internet and mobile security to
146 million active users, has inaugurated a five-part webinar series for managed
service providers (MSPs) on the Channelnomics website. The series covers the
evolution of security as a service, and how managed service providers can
capitalize on the migration to scalable cloud services to increase value to
their customers and returns to their business. 

The first webinar in the series, "Economics of Security and Managed Services,"
was conducted on March 12, and moderated by Channelnomics editor-at-large
Lawrence M. Walsh, a well-known and respected channel analyst and advocate.
Those who missed the first installment in the series will find it posted on
Channelnomics during the next week. 

"Solution providers are hungry for actionable intelligence and guidance as they
continue to transform their businesses for the services era. Participants on
this and future webinars will gain real insights into how they can leverage the
power of cloud computing in delivering essential security services," Walsh said.


"The content provides something every small MSP team needs to know in order to
grow and prosper," added AVG channel partner John Rutkowski of Bolder Designs,
who was a featured participant in the first webinar. 

"Many managed service providers struggle with issues of talent, scalable
infrastructure and cash flow. Success requires an understanding of these and the
mechanics of the managed services business model. That`s what we`ve set out to
achieve with the Channelnomics webinar series," said Luke Walling, VP of Sales
and Operations for AVG Technologies. 

"That`s also why we designed AVG CloudCare, our cloud-based IT administration
platform, to help channel partners to quickly and easily transition to an MSP
model with a free-of-charge solution enabling them to roll out "pay-as-you-go"
services that make it easier for them to manage and protect their small business
customers." 

AVG CloudCare offers free remote management tools, one-click service user
activation plus easy policy deployment and automatic removal of older versions
of AV software help to save time and reduce the need for onsite visits -
allowing partners to serve even the smallest customer more profitably.
Additional benefits include sales alerts and one-click reporting to help
demonstrate partners` added value. 

The AVG CloudCare platform with AVG Remote IT, AVG AntiVirus and AVG Content
Filtering is available immediately via AVG reseller and managed service partners
in the US, UK and IR. AVG Remote IT is offered for free. For all AVG CloudCare
services, customers pay only for the services they use with a convenient monthly
billing option. To find out more and become an AVG CloudCare partner, go to
www.avg.com/cloudcare. 

New installments in the AVG Channelnomics Webinar Security Services series are
scheduled to run May 7, July 9, Sept. 10 and Nov. 5, 2013. To register for the
webinars go to http://channelnomics.com/

About AVG Technologies (NYSE: AVG)

AVG`s mission is to simplify, optimize and secure the Internet experience,
providing peace of mind to a connected world. AVG`s powerful yet easy-to-use
software and online services put users in control of their Internet experience.
By choosing AVG`s software and services, users become part of a trusted global
community that benefits from inherent network effects, mutual protection and
support. AVG has grown its user base to 146 million active users as of December
31, 2012 and offers a product portfolio that targets the consumer and small
business markets and includes Internet security, PC performance optimization,
online backup, mobile security, identity protection and family safety software. 

www.avg.com

The 2112 Group

The 2112 Group is the premier provider of channel development, market research,
partner communications and strategic content to IT vendors, distributors and
solution providers around the world. Based in New York, 2112 is dedicated to
helping all members of the channel community achieve greater and sustained
levels of success through strategic planning, market intelligence and smart
decision-making. Our clients span the Fortune 500 to startups, distributors to
next-generation cloud providers, and value-added resellers to managed services
providers, all sharing a common view that the indirect technology channel is the
best route to market. Our premier publication, Channelnomics, is an analysis Web
site devoted entirely to providing the channel community with insights into the
trends impacting the IT marketplace. Together, 2112 and Channelnomics provide
the most comprehensive set of strategic, analytical and actionable products and
services in the channel. 

On the Web: www.the2112group.com | www.channelnomics.com

Social Channels: @the2112group | @channelnomics 

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Media Contact:
United States:
Krause Taylor Associates for AVG Technologies
Betty Taylor, + 1 (408) 981-7551
bettyt@krause-taylor.com

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