North Carolina Business Named First U.S. Distributor of Grisoft AVG Anti-Virus Software

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Walling Data Systems has been designated the first United States Authorized Distributor of the AVG Anti-VirusÂ? software, created by Grisoft. They will also provide service to Canada.

Grisoft employs some of the most respected virus researchers in the world, has a strong development staff and our product is not a drain on computer system resources.

Walling Data Systems has been designated the first United States Authorized Distributor of the AVG Anti-Virus™ software, created by Grisoft. They will also provide service to Canada. Walling, celebrating their 10th anniversary this year, is based in Claremont, North Carolina. With the opening of their new retail service center in 1998, they evolved to become one of the area’s most respected full-service IT sales and service sources.

Grisoft was founded in 1991 in the Czech Republic by software developer Jan Gritzbach. Grisoft, Incorporated, the U.S. branch, was founded 1998 in Delaware and now has sales and support operations in both New Jersey and California. The main focus of the company continues to be innovation in the detection of viruses, and protection for computers. Their AVG Anti-Virus software has been on the market for over ten years.

Peter Lipa, Grisoft USA President, states that "We have worked with Luke Walling and the excellent staff at Walling Data Systems for over two years. During this time, they have consistently shown their dedication to customer service and the AVG Anti-Virus product line. It is their energy and their customer focus which have led us to take this next step in the relationship between our two companies."

According to Grisoft US Operation’s Lynn Pittman, "Luke Walling and his staff take an inordinate amount of time to educate themselves and their clients about the advantages of our software. Because of this knowledge, Walling Data Systems is able to provide a superior level of technical support to AVG Anti-Virus users. Walling is the top reseller of AVG Anti-Virus software in the United States."

The AVG Anti-Virus software is unique in that it shields computers from viruses, trojans and worms with a multi-level approach that is more comprehensive than most protection programs. After using an extensive preprocessing procedure to scan data for patterns of virus code, AVG moves on to examine files with generic detection that roots out new strains or variants of known viruses. Next, two levels of heuristic analysis are performed. The dynamic level uses code emulation to evaluate in a secure virtual environment the behavior of the program or file being tested. Static heuristic analysis locates programming code that is typical for certain types of virus propagation. Finally, AVG performs an integrity check. Certain data associated with each scanned file is stored in its internal integrity database and used to heal infected files, potentially restoring information which may have been lost during infection. Lynn Pittman further sums up the AVG advantage by stating that "Grisoft employs some of the most respected virus researchers in the world, has a strong development staff and our product is not a drain on computer system resources." This lack of resource drain makes AVG suitable for use with a wider variety of computers, opening up new markets of sales potential.

Grisoft USA began their relationship with Walling Data Systems in January of 2002. By March, Walling had become an Authorized Reseller. "We have seen the advantages of AVG first-hand, and we feel that Grisoft’s product is by far the most advanced level of anti-virus protection available in the world today," states Walling President Luke Walling. "This belief has motivated our company to market AVG with great enthusiasm and take an unprecedented interest in becoming part of the Grisoft team. In the computer industry, our strong customer service mission is what sets us above our competitors." Walling feels that translating that business sense into a product that they trust is a natural progression for his company. "We are honored to be chosen as Grisoft’s first Authorized Distributor in North America. Our company can now channel our enthusiasm of AVG into avenues of marketing and support that will profit both of our businesses, and provide a positive impact on the product’s image. Our customer base will increase and they will benefit from the extended level of technical support. We supplement Grisoft’s 24/7 tech team through e-mail and more importantly, with personalized, toll-free telephone contact with our customers."

AVG Anti-Virus is currently utilized by more than 10 million users around the world.

For additional information about Walling Data Systems and AVG Anti-Virus software please visit http://www.avg-antivirus.net and http://www.wallingdatasystems.com or call 828.459.7340.

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