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AXIGEN and AVG Partner for Improved Email Security

AXIGEN and AVG Technologies have closed a technological alliance aimed at providing businesses with a higher level of security over email communications and preventing ever-increasing messaging threats such as viruses, spam, or cyber-scams.

Bucharest, Romania, December 17, 2008 --( AXIGEN, the professional messaging solution vendor, and AVG Technologies, a global Internet security software provider, announce today their technological alliance aimed at providing businesses with a higher level of security over email communications and preventing ever-increasing messaging threats such as viruses, spam, or cyber-scams.

Email messages are one of the preferred means of business communication, transferring critical and confidential details on every given day. They also represent a fast and easy channel for spreading malicious software within a company, thus new email-borne threats emerge at a fast pace. Enabling businesses to use email communication to its full potential while insuring an optimal level of security, is a long-term goal in AXIGEN’s security strategy.

With 17 years of experience in the security field, AVG Technologies is dedicated to helping companies of all sizes to use their computers worry-free by protecting them from disruption and loss of data. Integrating the latest technology developed by world-renowned security experts, AVG provides real-time defenses against multiple malware threats to over 85 million active users from around the world.

"E-mail remains one of the most widely-used attack vectors, especially for business users, making robust anti-virus essential," said Karel Obluk, Chief Technology Officer, AVG Technologies. "With more than 85 million users worldwide, AVG products have been proven to provide first-class security and protection for both consumer and business users. We are delighted to extend that level of protection to AXIGEN’s customers."

"While taking great pride in the current security level and complexity offered by the AXIGEN messaging solutions, we proactively work on better protecting our customers from all actual and potential threats. AVG’s innovative technology fully complements our cutting edge defensive tool set, helping us offer secure reception, transit and delivery of email and protection of confidential data," concluded Oana Bornaz, AXIGEN CEO.

Winner of the ServerWatch 2007 Product Excellence Award for the Communications Server category, the AXIGEN Mail Server features a carrier class technology and outstanding support. Now at version 6.2, AXIGEN runs on several Linux and BSD distributions, on Solaris, on Windows operating systems, on PowerPC and SPARC architectures and is becoming the messaging solution of choice for a growing number of service providers and enterprises worldwide.

About AXIGEN and Gecad Technologies
Established in 2001, Gecad Technologies SA, member of the GECAD Group, is the vendor of AXIGEN, a messaging solution for professionals that ensures an efficient and secure worldwide communication environment and business growth for both service providers and companies of all sizes. Currently, AXIGEN is distributed internationally by over 160 partners from 80 countries and manages email traffic for more than 11,000 companies with 6 million end-users.

Our team of seasoned professionals, with 15 years of experience in messaging and IT security delivers cutting-edge products, by developing an innovative carrier-class technology based on proprietary architectures such as AXIGEN GrowSecure™, AXIGEN SmartProcessing™ and AXIGEN UltraStorage™.

About AVG Technologies
AVG is a global security solutions leader protecting more than 85 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!.

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