Avast Mobile Security and Cleanup Applications Will Protect, Secure Over 85 Million Existing Aircel Limited Customers

Avast, a global provider of digital security products, has announced a strategic partnership with Aircel, one of India´s mobile service providers, the company said.

Under this partnership, 85 million subscribers of Aircel will have access to Avast Mobile Security and Avast Cleanup (a performance optimization application) as part of the Aircel Protect Suite.

According to a recent study conducted by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), nearly 77 percent of urban users and 92 percent of rural users in India rely on smartphones as their primary device for Internet access. The sheer amount of data shared via mobile devices, along with the increased risk to mobile traffic has spurred Aircel to take the necessary steps to safeguard their customer´s personal information and privacy.

In the second quarter, 2017, Avast saw a 40% growth in mobile attacks year-on-year, and based on the current security trends, mobile risks will continue to grow.

In the United States, Avast has already partnered with all major carriers to implement safety solutions such as Avast Controls and Insights (CnI) and Avast Locator. Avast CnI helps parents protect their children from cyberbullying by alerting them to critical calls and messages sent to their children´s phone, while Locator helps consumers always know where their loved ones are and find their lost phones. These features are also available to carriers in the Indian market.

Avast (www.avast.com), the global provider of digital security products for businesses and consumers, protects over 400 million people online.

Aircel is one of India´s innovative mobile service providers. The company is a pan-India 2G operator with 3G spectrum in 13 circles and is credited with the fastest 3G roll out ever in the Indian telecom space.