IT services provider, FORT, brings AVG to Irish market

by Michael Smith (Veshengro)

ISP customers to benefit from complete Internet security solution

London, UK – AVG, the world’s most downloaded Internet security software, is now available to a growing number of ISP customers in the Republic of Ireland as part of a deal negotiated by Fort Technologies.

AVG’s latest 8.5 anti-malware software, will now be available through Irish ISPs who will have the ability to offer end-users the opportunity to pay for their security software on a convenient monthly basis. Fort, which provides managed IT services to the public and private sectors in the Republic of Ireland , has already successfully negotiated distribution arrangements with three regional Internet Service Providers and one managed services provider.

Mike Foreman, MD for AVG UK , commented: “We’re delighted to be expanding our activities in the Republic of Ireland through Fort’s excellent relationships. It means that Irish ISPs are now able to ensure that their customers are well protected with our best in breed Internet security software.”

Noel O’Grady, Sales and Marketing Director at Fort, commented: “Online security is always a high priority for our customers. Through our deals in the Republic of Ireland , ISPs will now be able to offer complete peace of mind to their customers – knowing that they are protected by the World’s leading Internet security software.”

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AVG Technologies (AVG) is a global security solutions leader protecting more than 80 million consumers and small business computer users in 167 countries from the ever-growing incidence of web threats, viruses, spam, cyber-scams and hackers on the Internet.

Headquartered in Amsterdam, AVG has nearly two decades of experience in combating cyber crime and one of the most advanced laboratories for detecting, pre-empting and combating Web-borne threats from around the world. Its free online, downloadable software model allows entry-level users to gain basic anti-virus protection and then to easily and inexpensively upgrade to greater levels of safety and defense in both single and multi-user environments. Nearly 6,000 resellers, partners and distributors team with AVG globally including, CNET, Cisco, Ingram Micro,, Wal-Mart, and Yahoo!. More information is available at

Fort Technologies is a professional IT services company. Our focus is on the delivery of hosted managed IT services. Customer service, flexibility and value for money are the core tenets of our business.

Fort provides enterprise class managed IT services to both public and private organisations of all sizes. IT professionals need to do more with limited budgets, while taking the environmental impact of their purchasing decisions into account. Our centralized IT services help reduce costs, deliver high value services without the headache of managing them and help organisations go green.

Fort differentiates itself from competitors by delivering a more complete range of managed services using next generation technologies such as visualization and Software as a Service to achieve cost and service delivery advantages.

Let me add one thing here and that is that, for good solid basic computer security you do not have to purchase any product bu use AGV Free, which is AVG 8.5 but minus the email support and such and which is, theoretically, for private personal use only.

While you may not be able to get the entire AVG Security Suite for free the basic AVG 8.5 anti-virus, combined with other free bits such as PC Tools' Firewall and TreatFire, plus some other tools, such as Spyware Blaster and SpyBot S&D should all be more than sufficient - for the home user and home office, and even the small business (though you should not really use the free version(s) in a business environment).

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