Long-time partner assigns exclusive rights for its technology to Agnitum

St. Petersburg, Russia ó August 16, 2012.

Agnitum, the PC security expert and manufacturer of the Outpost range of security products, today announces the acquisition of antivirus technology and infrastructure from its long-term partner VirusBuster. From now on, Outpost security solutions will be supported by its own virus lab operating from the corporate headquarters in St. Petersburg, Russia.

AgnitumOriginally founded as a firewall company, Agnitum has been licensing VirusBusterís antivirus technology and including it in Outpost software since 2006. Over the past six years, Agnitum has developed a number of modules that have enhanced the functionality of the VirusBuster Software Development Kit ó behavior based detection, on-access, on-demand, speed-up of repeated scans, email and web filtering, and more. These enhancements have significantly contributed to Agnitumís run of 12 successive Virus Bulletin (VB100) awards.

"We have reached the point where we cannot add further enhancements to the antivirus technology in the context of a licensing relationship," says Agnitumís Managing Director Mikhail Zakhryapin. "To that end, we have concluded an agreement with VirusBuster to acquire the exclusive rights to their technology, virus database, and antivirus processes. As a consequence of this acquisition, we have also opened an antivirus laboratory in our home town of Saint Petersburg, Russia, where the VirusBuster technology will be maintained and developed."

VirusBuster will cease the maintenance and development of the antivirus technology, effective October 1, 2012. Agnitum is offering consumers with a currently-valid license for VirusBuster antivirus software a transition to the equivalent Outpost solution at no cost for the remainder of the current VirusBuster license term. VirusBuster consumers must apply for the transition license before October 1. VirusBuster users in Hungary should contact the local Agnitum distributor, Nollex NemzetkŲzi Kft, at vb-atteres@agnitum.hu; those outside Hungary should contact Agnitumís Customer Service at http://www.agnitum.com/support/contact.php.

"We have enjoyed very much working with Agnitum over the past six years, and are confident that they will continue to support and develop the product to the benefit of PC users everywhere." ó said Peter Agocs, co-founder of VirusBuster.

"We are extremely grateful to VirusBuster for their support over the years as a rock-solid strategic partner", adds Zakhryapin. "Their top-notch technology has underpinned a significant part of Agnitumís growth over the past few years."

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