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Avira’s iOS Mobile Security App Offers Recommended App Section

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BURLINGAME, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Security expert Avira announced today that it will begin recommending apps on its own iOS Mobile Security App under the Recommended tab. The first app being recommended by Avira is PRIVATE WiFi, an app for iOS users, which encrypts the WiFi signal in public hotspots to offer privacy to users who want additional protection for personal and sensitive information.

PRIVATE WiFi is a product of Private Communications Corporation. PRIVATE WiFi works by encrypting the Internet signal in public hotspots. With the encryption, everything users do via that public hotspot is private, including emails, online banking, photos, social networking, and all other activity.

“Avira takes its job providing security for millions of users worldwide very seriously, and we also offer our recommendations very seriously as well. We feel that PRIVATE WiFi offers users a comprehensive way to keep their personal information and surfing habits private while using a public WiFi location,” said Lance Jacobs, North America’s General Manager for Avira. “This is the first app that Avira has publicly recommended, and there will be more recommendations in the months to come with apps that live up to our tough standards.”

“We’re honored that a security technology company as well regarded as Avira recommends PRIVATE WiFi’s VPN as a solution to protect consumers against the threats public WiFi poses,” said Kent Lawson, President and CEO, PRIVATE WiFi. “Like Avira, we empower people to go about their business on the Internet—wherever they are—without fear.”

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About Private Communications Corporation

Private Communications Corporation is a security technology company that protects personal data and information online. PRIVATE WiFi, the company’s flagship software product, encrypts all computer data across unencrypted WiFi networks, ensuring online privacy for those without access to virtual private networks (VPNs). Founded by software entrepreneur Kent Lawson, Private Communications Corporation is headquartered in Sherman, CT. For more information, visit us at www.privatewifi.com and for articles and other online privacy resources, please visit www.private-i.com. You can also connect with us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/privatewifi. PRIVATE WiFi protects your identity and sensitive information by becoming invisible on any public WiFi network. For more information, please contact us at 1-888-525-3078.

About Avira

Avira’s founding principle is to build the best security technologies in the world so that customers can use the Internet without fear. In pursuit of this mission, Avira today offers a full suite of completely free security applications for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. Avira also offers premium security products for customers who want extra features and support services. Established in 1986, Avira has been successfully fulfilling its promise for more than 28 years.

Protect your pictures, passwords and credit cards with the best antivirus product on the market. Avira is ranked #1 best malware detection by AV-Comparatives; ranked #1 in technology innovation according to ABI Research; cited by OPSWAT as the #1 fastest-growing antivirus vendor; and recommended by Consumer Reports for its free antivirus software. More than 100 million consumers and small businesses trust Avira’s award-winning detection to keep their computers, smartphones and tablets free from viruses, spyware, phishing and other malware threats. Visit www.avira.com.


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