On Friday, Avast Software closed its $1.3 billion acquisition of AVG, a move that married two of the larger endpoint security vendors. With the closing of the deal, CEO Vince Steckler said the company will become a "global powerhouse" when it comes to the endpoint security market. With the addition of AVG, Steckler told CRN that Avast will be better positioned to face off against big-name security vendors, as well as fight against rising pressure from next-generation endpoint security startups. However, the company does have a difficult road ahead of it, including business integrations, a combined product roadmap and bringing together the two companies' partner organizations. Now that the deal is closed, take a look at what Steckler said partners can expect from Avast.