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AVG (AU/NZ) Partners with Star-Tech to Protect Students Online

Effective today, students in university accommodation across Australia are being offered a 90-day free trial of the award-winning AVG Internet Security software under a new partnership between AVG (AU/NZ) Pty Ltd, the Australian, New Zealand and South Pacific distributor of AVG Anti-Virus and Internet Security products, and Australian Internet Service Provider (ISP) Star-Tech Communications.
  • 31 August, 2009 14:45

<p>Effective today, students in university accommodation across Australia are being offered a 90-day free trial of the award-winning AVG Internet Security software under a new partnership between AVG (AU/NZ) Pty Ltd, the Australian, New Zealand and South Pacific distributor of AVG Anti-Virus and Internet Security products, and Australian Internet Service Provider (ISP) Star-Tech Communications.</p>
<p>Star-Tech is Australia’s largest private provider of managed broadband Internet services in the university residential accommodation sector. It currently has 17 live university residential sites across all mainland states with many more in the pipeline.</p>
<p>Jean Morel, Division General Manager of Star-Tech, said, “We use AVG Internet Security ourselves and we know from our research that AVG’s well-trusted anti-virus and Internet security products are already very popular within the university sector. Students are very careful with their money and look for good, reliable products. We’re very confident in offering AVG with its multiple layers of protection to them.”</p>
<p>AVG Internet Security delivers real-time protection against traditional malware threats, including the nearly fifty thousand virus, spyware, adware, worm, rootkit and Trojan threats created each day. This protection is then expanded with a two-way firewall and anti-spam to keep the bad guys out and junk mail spam out of the inbox.</p>
<p>The AVG LinkScanner protection layer allows students to search and surf the web – safe from online threats. LinkScanner checks each web page students try to view in real-time, it blocks the exploits hosted on the hundreds of thousands of poisoned web sites created each day.</p>
<p>Finally, the AVG Identity Protection layer blocks new and unknown threats, including botnets. When the bulk of online threats are trying to steal personal information, it’s vital to have protection against identity theft.</p>
<p>AVG (AU/NZ) Marketing Manager, Lloyd Borrett, said: “Students can then safely surf the Internet, send and receive emails, download music, movies and do their shopping and banking online without fear of being infected or having their identity compromised. This is of prime importance to the many international students who use the internet to manage finances and as a lifeline between home and Australia. The trial includes automatic updates and real-time scans to deliver maximum protection.”</p>
<p>Students can take advantage of the AVG offer simply by clicking through from the Star-Tech on-line log-in page to the software download. At the completion of the 90-day free trial students can then purchase a 12 or 24 month licence for AVG Internet Security.</p>
<p>Peter Cameron, Managing Director of AVG (AU/NZ) said: “Our relationship with Star-Tech is the first of our partnerships with education-based organisations.
We are really delighted to be able to work with a partner who is so focussed on this market. The AVG offering for education is attractive to students as well as schools and educational focussed organisations.”</p>
<p>ENDS</p>
<p>About Star-Tech Communications — www.startech.com.au
Registered as an Internet Service Provider (ISP) with the TIO and ACMA, and established in 1989, Star-Tech Communications is a leading provider of instant, paperless broadband distribution solutions and triple-play services for universities and colleges, as well as the government, hospitality, and corporate sectors, specialising in Ethernet, VDSL, and wireless technologies.</p>
<p>About AVG (AU/NZ) Pty Ltd — www.avg.com.au
Based in Melbourne, AVG (AU/NZ) Pty Ltd distributes the AVG range of Anti-Virus and Internet Security products in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. AVG software solutions provides comprehensive real-time protection against everything from viruses, spam, spyware, adware, worms, Trojans, phishing and exploits to cyber-criminals, hackers, scammers and identity thieves. AVG provides outstanding technical solutions and exceptional value for home, small to medium business and enterprise clients. AVG delivers always-on, always up-to-date protection across desktops, servers and e-mail in the home plus corporations, government agencies, utilities and educational institutions.</p>
<p>AVG products actively protect more than 80 million users worldwide, including more than three million users in Australia and New Zealand.</p>
<p>AVG (AU/NZ) has more than 2400 resellers across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.</p>
<p>For more detailed information please contact:</p>
<p>Lloyd Borrett, AVG (AU/NZ), 03 9581 0807; Shuna Boyd, BoydPR, 02 9418 8100;
Jean Morel, Star-Tech, 02 9496 4100</p>
<p>Media resources, including logos, box shots, screen shots etc., are available online at: www.avg.com.au/media</p>

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