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Santa Clara, Calif. and Tettnang, Germany – January 25, 2011
Avira GmbH is a leading German software vendor offering antivirus and security management solutions for workstations, file, mail and web servers, PDAs, smartphones and embedded devices.
Avira GmbH selected Accept Corporation's Accept360 SaaS solution as the standard for product portfolio and execution management to provide product requirements prioritization, traceability, organizational flexibility and visibility.
Accept360, by Accept Corporation, is the only end-to-end product portfolio management and execution solution that tightly links company and product strategy with execution to deliver the right products to the right customers at the right time.
Avira GmbH selected Accept360 to capture enhancement requests and ideas from multiple internal and external constituents, prioritize product requirements, provide full traceability of features to ensure contract compliance, and enable cross-organization visibility into common processes for product, portfolio and development management.
Accept360's common repository and best practices process flow enable product managers, business analysts, customers and partners to have access to critical end-to-end information and to adopt a broader solution perspective to Avira's product offerings.
Avira GmbH joins more than 80 leading companies around the world who use Accept Corporation's solutions to drive faster-time-to-revenue and increase product development profitability by linking product development with company strategy through market-based portfolio analysis, requirements prioritization, cross-organizational collaboration, executive visibility, and real-time analytics, including firms such as Oracle, Cadence Design Systems, Activant, Ultimate Software, Iron Mountain and Alcatel-Lucent among others.
"Successfully protecting our more than 100 million business and consumer customers against ever-changing and sophisticated security threats is a hallmark of Avira and the reason for over twenty years of consecutive growth," said Jeroen Oostendorp, Chief Strategic Operations Officer, Avira GmbH. "Accept360 will help us to bring innovative solutions for all types of computing platforms and environments to market faster and more profitably."
"The fast paced market of packaged security and anti-virus solutions demands continuous product innovation and the ability to efficiently bring new products and features to market," said Bryan Plug, President and CEO, Accept Software. "Avira recognized early on that end-to-end product portfolio management was the fastest, most efficient way to drive the product ideation and requirements management process to meet market share objectives."
Avira is a worldwide leading provider of professional and private antivirus software and IT security solutions. The company has over twenty years of business experience and more than 100 million clients. Avira AntiVir's core product distinguishes itself due to its outstanding reliability and has been regularly honored with the VB100 award. As one of the founding members of the German association "IT Security made in Germany" (ITSMIG e.V.), Avira is the only provider of antivirus software that offers IT security products that also guarantee protection against data espionage.
In addition to protecting the virtual environment, Avira helps to protect the real world, too. The Auerbach Foundation, founded by Avira CEO Tjark Auerbach, supports diverse charitable and social projects as well as the arts, culture and science. For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/avira and www.twitter.com/avira.
Accept Corporation delivers The Product Innovation Management solution that technology-driven companies use to decide which products to bring to market for the fastest time-to-profit. The Accept360 Suite is the only complete end-to-end software solution that tightly links company and product strategy through ideation, portfolio planning, roadmaps, requirements and execution. For more information, visit www.accept360.com or call us at +1.866.423.8376
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