Norton (LifeLock) e Avast come together in an agreement that is worth more than 8 billion dollars. The deal will see NortonLifelock acquire all the shares of Avast and create a cybersecurity company much bigger. Let’s find out all the details together.
Norton and Avast: the antivirus empire
“With this combination, we can strengthen our cybersecurity platform and make it available to more than 500 million users,” said Vincent Pilette, CEO of NortonLifeLock. “We will also have the ability to further accelerate innovation to transform cybersecurity.”
The combination should lead to antivirus products which include the benefits of Avast’s focus on privacy and NortonLifeLock experience in identity, all at a time when cybersecurity is paramount for both consumers and businesses.
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These attacks can often lead to attacks on the supply chain, incidenti ransomware O malware which also affect normal consumers. The hackers managed to hide the malware inside theCCleaner system cleaning utility in 2017. Consumers are therefore often the victims of these attacks.
Avast, which was founded in the Czech Republic, has been creating software for consumers and small businesses for 11 years. Five years ago he then bought AVG. NortonLifeLock is Symantec’s former consumer side, which was left behind after Broadcom acquired Symantec’s corporate security business two years ago. Norton antivirus has existed in various forms since 1991 and has remained a popular option for consumers for 30 years.