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AVG Releases Free AntiVirus Bundle for Amazon EC2 Cloud Servers

AVG Enables Increased Secure Cloud Experience for Amazon EC2 Users

AVG Enables Increased Secure Cloud Experience for Amazon EC2 Users

Internet security firm AVG Technologies, today announced availability of a preconfigured Anti-virus technology bundle for Amazon Web Services EC2 users. Available for free, the Amazon Machine Image (AMI) can be found on the Amazon Web Services Community AMIs list.

Antivirus for Amazon Cloud ServersAVG’s AMI consists of a hardened Debian Linux operating system with AVG’s pre-configured Anti-virus technology. AVG says the solution can be launched and ready for use as quickly as any other instance on Amazon EC2.

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud, designed to make scaling easier for developers.

Designed for Web sites which enable user generated content to be submitted, AVG’s solution focuses on scanning submitted files for malware. AVG says the service is also ideal for companies using EC2 to perform a wide range of online activities involving files storage, supplier or partner communications.

“For many businesses operating online, security is vital. Allowing users to upload content not only puts the site itself at risk from harmful files, it could also cause the site to become a distributor of malware itself, in turn infecting its own users,” said Yuval Ben-Itzhak, Chief Technology Officer, AVG Technologies. “With our free Anti-Virus for EC2, server operators benefit from our Community-Powered-Protection at no cost.”

This service, targeted at small and medium sized businesses, is part of AVG’s SMB program.

The relevant AMIs are ready to deploy and can be found in the Amazon directory under:

us-east: ami-94758dfd

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us-west: ami-7d4c1e38

eu-west: ami-7818290c

ap-southeast: ami-d0750d82

ap-northeast: ami-8e309a8f

Instructions on how to setup the EC2 environment and run AVG are available here.

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For more than 15 years, Mike Lennon has been closely monitoring the threat landscape and analyzing trends in the National Security and enterprise cybersecurity space. In his role at SecurityWeek, he oversees the editorial direction of the publication and is the Director of several leading security industry conferences around the world.

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