Ingram Micro offers AVG solutions to partners

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Ingram Micro has partnered with cyber security firm Avast to bolster its business security portfolio.

Avast's B2B products AVG Antivirus Business Edition and AVG Internet Security Businesses Edition are available to resellers in the UK and Ireland through Ingram Micro immediately.

AVG Cloud Care and AVG Managed Workplace will also be available to Ingram Micro cloud partners at an unspecified later date.

This is the third cyber security company Ingram Micro has partnered with this year, having previously entered into relationships with Spamina and AlienVault.

The company's director of cloud and software, Apay Obang-Oyway, said: "The global threats posed by cyber criminals have never been more apparent to UK businesses than they are now. Businesses are looking to shore up their defences in light of recent, well publicised ransomware attacks. Solutions like AVG Business, geared towards SMBs, provides end users with award-winning enterprise level technology from one of the world's most recognisable security brands."

Sales director of Avast, Erik Preisser, added: "The channel is an extremely important focus for our AVG Business products; we are actively looking to work with more partners to address the growing cyber security opportunity in the UK & Ireland.

"Ingram Micro's combination of the Cloud Marketplace, alongside its extensive expertise in software and first-class wraparound services, provides AVG Business with an ideal partner to grow our business in the channel and target the increasing end user demand for cyber protection solutions."

Jane McCallion
Deputy Editor

Jane McCallion is ITPro's deputy editor, specializing in cloud computing, cyber security, data centers and enterprise IT infrastructure. Before becoming Deputy Editor, she held the role of Features Editor, managing a pool of freelance and internal writers, while continuing to specialise in enterprise IT infrastructure, and business strategy.

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