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Q&A: Avast CEO On AVG Acquisition And Why Large Endpoint Security Companies Aren't 'Dinosaurs'

Avast CEO Vince Steckler sat down with CRN to talk about the closing of the company’s acquisition of AVG and what partners can expect from the combined companies.

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Done Deal

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.

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