AVG acquires Sana Software

AVG Technologies announced the acquisition of Sana Security, a developer of identity theft prevention software. Sana’s forward-looking technology in the industry comes from its behavior-based security software that proactively protects against threats in a similar way to the human immune system.

As the threat landscape evolves with more sophisticated online attacks to steal personal information, Sana’s technology complements AVG’s existing portfolio by delivering continuous threat detection and automatic removal of malicious software proactively. Tens of thousands of new computer threats – including increasingly complex bots, rootkits, spyware, and Trojan horses – are released every day; Sana’s technology helps computer users to simplify and streamline protection against identity theft.

Sana Security’s personnel, together with its research organization Sana Labs, will be integrated into the AVG organization and maintain offices in Silicon Valley.

Sana’s products use advanced behavioral technology to protect users’ personal information – including logins, passwords and account information – and other critical data stored on the computer. By mimicking the approach used by the human immune system to repel attackers, the software prevents hackers from capturing and transmitting sensitive information away from the user’s machine, compromising their online security.

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