Get your Smartphone and handheld devices out as mobile security just got stronger. On Wednesday, May 6th it was announced that AVG has acquired HideMyAss (HMA). The deal has been weighed up to be worth $60 million.

In today’s era, privacy and online security are the ultimate things and you have no idea who has access to your personal information and other valuable data.

AVG and HMA have joined hands together and now aim at enhancing your mobile security. AVG is a renowned anti-virus that operates in the IT industry and combining forces with HMA, arguably one the biggest VPN brands; you can expect new innovations coming forth.

The CEO of AVG, Gary Kovacs, was reported to have said that in this digital age, privacy is the new currency and the internet population is expected to double in the coming five years. He went on to say that at AVG, we want users to choose how and when they want to share their personal information. The acquisition of HMA, AVG will be able to provide new and innovative online security and privacy to millions of users around the world.

Currently AVG has over 250,000 paying subscribers and joining hands with HMA, it is set to enhance the online security for mobile users. This will be made possible by the wide server spread of HMA (850+ servers in 182 countries) and its ability to secure the users data and keep their identity hidden.

So if you were looking for mobile security software or tools to safeguard your online privacy as you connect to different Wi-Fi hotspots, you might want to check out AVG and HideMyAss!


Ameer Abbas

Ameer Abbas is a senior editor and a most viewed writer on Quora in Internet Privacy, Cyber Security, VPN and Torrents. He has continued work as a privacy advocate with Best VPN Provider and is working towards becoming an established privacy & security author online. Ameer takes a keen interest in technology, geo-political affairs and international cyber laws. Ameer loves outdoor sports including cricket, swimming, athletics, and football.
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