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    AVG (Grisoft) weds EWIDO

    Bound to happen....willing to bet the two become intergrated and the free versions dissappear...

    Antivirus Specialist GRISOFT Acquires Anti-malware Expert Ewido Networks

    Creates comprehensive anti-malware portfolio to protect users against constantly growing types of malicious threats

    Brno, Czech Republic and Millburn, N.J. - April 19, 2006 - GRISOFT, the maker of award-winning AVG Anti-Virus, today announced the acquisition of Ewido Networks, a leading provider of innovative anti-malware solutions. This acquisition expands GRISOFT's AVG antivirus and firewall offerings to include comprehensive malware protection, and provide its customers with the highest level of security against growing types of malicious software spreading across the Internet.

    Consumers and businesses are now facing a wider variety of threats on the Internet that are going beyond viruses, worms and trojans. This purchase puts GRISOFT in a strong competitive position to address and protect against future Internet threats, while better servicing its already substantial customer base of over 30 million users.

    In just two years, Ewido Networks developed award-winning anti-malware technologies that share the same user-friendly approach found in GRISOFT's AVG antivirus and firewall products. The software's pro-active approach to fighting malware, based on advanced detection methods, will be a significant component of the next generation scanning engine for AVG security products. "The entire team at Ewido is looking forward to sharing their experiences and strong know-how in the field of malware protection with GRISOFT," said Andreas Rudyk, co-founder and managing director at Ewido Networks.

    "The acquisition of Ewido Networks is the first step in fulfilling our vision of easy to use comprehensive protection against all kinds of cyber threats," said Karel Obluk, CTO of GRISOFT. "In order to provide even broader protection to our customers in the shortest possible time frame, GRISOFT will continue to develop and offer the best security technologies available, as well as work with strategic partners."

    GRISOFT's primary focus is to deliver the most comprehensive software solutions that provide proactive protection from computer viruses. Distributed globally through resellers and the Internet, the AVG Anti-Virus product line supports all major operating systems and platforms. In the next quarter, GRISOFT will be releasing new versions of the AVG and Ewido products.

    Intel Capital, Intel Corporation's venture investment fund, and Enterprise Investors (EI), the largest private equity firm in Central and Eastern Europe, recently made a $52 million investment in the company. "With the acquisition of Ewido, GRISOFT is emerging as one of the leading providers of comprehensive malware protection for consumers and small businesses," said Ashish Patel, Managing Director, Intel Capital EMEA. "GRISOFT software combined with the latest Intel hardware antivirus features such as Intel XD Bit technology offers consumers and businesses very solid protection against increasing security threats," he added.
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    You can bet you'll see a personal freeware version and a more robust enterprise/professional version that will cost some $$$.

    They're not throwing millions of dollars down for a purchase like this for our (free) benefit.

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    Funny in a way how most users of "freeware" inadvertently end up being the R & D for these app's and when the bugs have mostly been fixed, they then up and become a little more professional and start to charge for their product, which of course they have every right, but somehow all that free R & D should be redirected back at the consumer in maybe a lower price, sort of a loyalty thing...no?

    Same thing with the Microsoft Antispyware Beta, now that it's been out there, they will most likely incorporate it into the newer OS as a subscription service (Windows Defender now), and thanks but no thanks to all you Beta testers...

    They say the risk is in the details, but without all of these Beta testers for most products the vendors wouldn't have a proven product to sell, so IMO beta testers should be rewarded with a free version of the program, I am sure some beta testers already get this perk, but you don't hear too much about it....
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