AVG bolsters support for UK Reseller and International Partner Community

By Avg Technologies, PRNE
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

AMSTERDAM, October 13, 2011 -

Series of measures leads the way in providing
enterprise-class services to SMB partner community

AVG Technologies, a leading provider of Internet and mobile security, today announced key measures aimed at reinforcing support levels for its UK resellers and international partners as well as attracting new ones.  These initiatives follow the release of AVG’s Business Edition 2012 product line as the company looks to drive home the strategic importance of the Channel to its continued success.

Launched today is the new AVG Partner Centre.  Based in Newark, Notts, the centre is a business-hours service dedicated to speeding up enquiry response times, thereby freeing up AVG’s national account teams to stay focused on the task of helping resellers further develop their businesses.  Also based at this location is the recently opened SMB Global Support Center, providing 24 x 5 telephone, email, and remote assistance to AVG’s partners, resellers and SMB customers worldwide at no additional cost.

“Our partners are helping millions of small and medium-sized businesses around the world to protect them,” said Chris McManus, UK VP of sales. “Being able to count on our Partner Centre helps them to foster a reputation for delivering fast, reliable, high quality customer care which, in turn, frequently leads them to further business opportunities.”

“As part of our commitment to protect and grow this side of the business, AVG has placed at our partners’ disposal the same resources and expertise regardless of whether their customer is big or small,” he continued.

At the same time AVG disclosed further expansion of its Partner Territory Management team.  This team is responsible for working with partners to help them grow and further develop their businesses - from providing training, marketing materials, support with closing leads and so on.

“We have been very impressed with the exceptionally high levels of care and commitment we receive from the account management and technical support teams at AVG,” said Katy Lee, sales director, DST Business Systems, an AVG reseller.  

“Their willingness to provide us with technical training and sales call-out days makes a refreshing change,” she added. “I don’t know of any other vendor that is prepared to support the SMB reseller in this way at no additional cost.”

Finally, further enhancements specifically for the benefit of partners have also been introduced.  AVG’s Partner Centre team of in-house specialists provide timely email response to issues. AVG’s confidence in the high standard of this service is reflected by the fact that all tasks sent to the Centre are set to have a response time of just four hours.

About AVG Technologies


AVG is a global security software maker protecting 98 million active users in 170 countries from the ever-growing incidence of Web threats, viruses, spam, cyber-scams and hackers on mobile phones and the Internet. AVG has nearly two decades of experience in combating cybercrime and advanced laboratories for detecting, pre-empting and combating Web-borne threats from around the world. Its free, downloadable software allows novice users to have basic anti-virus protection and then easily upgrade to greater levels of safety and defence when they are ready. AVG has a strong reseller network consisting of resellers, partners and distributors globally including; CNET, Ingram Micro, and Wal-Mart.

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