AVG acquires Norman Safeground to expand cloud-based, cross-platform services to business customers and introduce new consumer offerings in region
AMSTERDAM and SAN FRANCISCO – November, 6, 2014 – AVG Technologies N.V. (NYSE: AVG), the online security company™ for 188 million active users, today announced that it has acquired Norman Safeground, the Norway-based international IT security company. This acquisition will help expand AVG’s existing European footprint into the regions supported by Norman Safeground and provide customers with greater product choice and enhanced support services.
Norman Safeground has an established presence and strong customer base across western Europe with offices and users in regions that include DACH, Benelux and the Nordics, which are key growth markets for AVG. This acquisition will underpin and drive forward the rollout of new consumer Protection and Performance products, and business services including AVG CloudCare and AVG Managed Workplace to the marketplace over the next twelve months.
In addition, having a presence in these markets will enable AVG to provide better support to existing consumer and business customers, increase the AVG partner network across the region, and facilitate the implementation of AVG’s business product portfolio by getting the latest products to market quickly and efficiently.
Mike Foreman, general manager, SMB at AVG said, “Norman Safeground share our cloud vision and brings expert local marketing and sales experience, and an extensive channel network. We now have a formidable combination of partner networks on a global scale, and we’re excited about having a dedicated local channel presence in this region which has great potential for growth in mobile and cloud services in Europe.”
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