Pluto and AVG Technology Join forces in MENA Region

avg_pluto_middle_east1AVG Technology the global security solutions leader protecting more than 80 million consumers and in 167 countries has partnered with Pluto Channel, a retail distributor for range of entertainment software, accessories, and consoles in the Middle East and North Africa to join the elite list of distributors: Amazon.com, CNET, Cisco, Ingram Micro, Play.com, Wal-Mart, and Yahoo plus 6,000 other distributors.

Pluto Channel, a sister entity of Pluto Games, will be the master distributor for one of the finest internet security software, AVG Internet Security, AVG Anti-Virus, AVG Network and Server Protection, and rest of AVG portfolio which you can find here for home security and business security.

Also, Pluto will be seeking expansion in the Middle East through it’s range of portfolio and benefiting from AVG two decades of experience in combating cyber crime and one of the most advanced laboratories for detecting, pre-empting and combating Web-borne threats from around the world. Pluto expansion plan expects a 30% growth in the Middle East this year despite the global economic downturn. “The company will achieve a Dh180 million revenue target from the region compared to Dh155 million in 2008” said its Managing Director Rami El Hussein and added: “The UAE is leading in terms of revenue while Saudi Arabia is at second place.”

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Tarek is the founder and chief researcher at Youngberry, a youth research and marketing firm dedicated to the region. Tarek founded interactiveME.com and previously worked as Manager at Flip Media (Interactive Agency), Bayt.com (Job Site) and Consulting House Qatar (Consulting firm). He is researcher and writer on internet & disruptive innovation, entrepreneurship, and youth culture.