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AVG Technologies acquires Norman Safeground


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.”



About AVG Technologies (NYSE: AVG)
AVG is the online security company providing leading software and services to secure devices, data and people.  AVG has over 188 million active users, as of September 30, 2014, using AVG’s products and services including Internet security, performance optimization, and personal privacy and identity protection. By choosing AVG’s products, users become part of a trusted global community that engages directly with AVG to provide feedback and offer mutual support to other customers.


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Contacts:

Stephanie Kane
AVG Technologies

+ 44 7817 631016

Isabella Alveberg
Norman Safeground 

+47 95730578

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