Cranes Software Subsidiary Proland Software announces strategic partnership with VirusBuster

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Bangalore/ Budapest, June 8 (ANI/Business Wire India): Cranes Software Subsidiary Proland Software, an IT security company that owns the Protector Plus range of Anti-virus software products, has entered into a strategic partnership with VirusBuster, a Hungary-based security solutions provider.

The partnership is an important step for VirusBuster to further strengthen its position in international markets, and will increase Proland's existing product portfolio.

Through the agreement, the Indian company will be able to provide a wider selection of security solutions to its customers, and expand its presence from a predominantly home /single user base to the enterprise/office segments.

The Indian antivirus industry has seen double digit growth in the recent past. With India rapidly emerging as one of the fastest growing internet user base in Asia (over 81 million surfers), the need for security solutions against online attacks will be the most critical task in the coming years for computer users, be they individuals or organizations.

The partnership, which combines Proland's market experience and knowledge with VirusBuster's innovative technology, is expected to create the best of breed security solutions.

The two companies see a lot of synergy from this deal, a stronger technical collaboration, better resource utilization and a big boost to research and development in both organizations.

"Today the world has become a global village. Because of users' exposure to the internet, security products eminence is next only to the operating system. The efficacy of Proland's flagship product, Protector Plus as an antivirus and IT security solution, has increased tremendously after the integration with Virus Buster. One other major factor that we feel would remain the 'need of the moment' in this market is value for money, and we plan to address that factor aggressively" said Ashfaq Ibrahim, Sr.Vice President Cranes Software International Ltd.

For VirusBuster, CEO Julianna Bozsó, the agreement is a major step forward in implementing the Hungarian company's international strategy.

"We are pleased to get such an important foothold in the Asian market," she said. "The fact that new Proland products will take substantial advantage of our engine is yet another recognition of our technology. We are confident that the partnership will lead both companies to new successes," said Bozsó.

VirusBuster's anti-malware engine is robust and widely recognized in the security industry for its high performance.

The engine is known for its quality and flexibility. VirusBuster's products based on the engine have received several awards and certifications.

The alliance of Proland with VirusBuster will bring in lot of value to Proland's product offering. As VirusBuster's anti-malware engine is platform (operating system) independent in nature, Proland is flexible to reach all segments for solutions ranging from home to enterprise, including service providers.

Thanks to the agreement, Proland's Protector Plus Professional product will be released in a new version with the following features: enhanced antispyware and antispam software, antiphishing, personal firewall, content filtering (parental control, porn filtering), popup blocker, intrusion prevention (behavior blocking), vulnerability scanner, PC performance tune-up and network scanning (wireless network monitoring, IM scanner, P2P, IRC scanners)

Proland Software's long presence in the antivirus market has given the company ample opportunity to study the evolution of malware. The company will leverage its experience and deep domain knowledge of handling threats and the robust technology of VirusBuster to combat challenges posed by malware. (ANI)

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