Definition: AVG is an information security software title that computer users can download free or purchase to obtain advanced features. The product may be purchased for business or for personal or home use. The "personal" version of the software can protect the user’s identity while on-line as well as providing for a local firewall function. Updates are frequently offered and available on a continuing basis.

The business version of the software provides for antivirus and antispam protection. The product also blocks employees from being able to use the Internet for non-productive web surfing as well as making it possible to run the software remotely.

Its Relevance: Installing, running and maintaining antivirus software is essential to protecting information assets. An individual or an organization must utilize frontline protection software. Products such as this one should be selected based upon required features.

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