AVG to acquire DroidSecurity

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Nov 10, 2010

Security firm set to expand solutions to mobile devices.

Czech security firm AVG has announced the acquisition of Tel Aviv-based DroidSecurity, a specialist in cloud-based protection of smartphones, tablets and other devices running on Google's Android operating system.

DroidSecurity's mobile security app, antivirus free, consistently ranks in the top 50 most popular apps for the Android platform and last month saw its 4.5-millionth download.

On completion of the acquisition, DroidSecurity will become a wholly owned subsidiary of AVG, continuing to operate from Israel. The company's CEO and co-founder, Eran Pfeffer, will become the general manager of AVG's Mobile Solutions Team.

The first known trojan affecting smartphones running the Android operating system was observed in the wild in August 2010, and with smartphone devices and applications for the platform proliferating at pace, Android is likely to see many more attacks in future.

The December issue of Virus Bulletin will include an analysis of the first Android trojan. The issue will be available to subscribers from early December. Subscription details can be found here.

Posted on 10 November 2010 by Virus Bulletin

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