REDWOOD CITY, CA / BOSTON, MA, May 23, 2013 – The Boston-based Asian American Civic Association (AACA) is now saving thousands of dollars each year thanks to the AVAST Free for Education program.
The AACA provides immigrants and economically disadvantaged people with education, occupational training and social services so that they can become self-sufficient. They have over 350 staff as well as a computer suite of 80 computers in their IT department, which are now all protected by the world’s most popular antivirus – AVAST. Eric Chadbourne, IT Coordinator at the Association, has had a lot of experience using avast! antivirus software for both home and mobile and naturally looked to AVAST for a security solution at work.
He explains that by switching to AVAST Free for Education, the Association will be able to save thousands of dollars each year. “Between the licensing fees and man hours, I believe your product saves us thousands of dollars per year. We can use the freed-up funds on repairing or replacing aging hardware for staff and student use.”
Applying for the licenses was easy. After filling in the easy application online, Eric received an email with his approved licenses within just a few hours. He describes the ease of deploying the software, “I found AVAST’s software very easy to roll out. The auto discovery feature made deploying security to all of our computers very quick and painless. I would highly recommend AVAST to other schools and my business associates as well.”
The AVAST Free for Education program enables educational institutions in the USA to receive business-grade IT security software for free. Since its launch, the popular program has protected over 2.2 million computers and servers belonging to over 1,600 education institutions. For more information or to apply, visit: www.avast.com/education.
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