Antivirus software company PC Tools and Brazilian department store group FNAC are partnering to launch a line of security solutions in Brazil, the former said in a statement.
The new software, FNAC Internet Security and FNAC Antivirus, is being sold at outlets across the country, as well as over the phone and online. PC Tools will provide support for the new products, which can be installed directly on clients' computers at all FNAC locations.
PC Tools global sales director Robert Oostergetel expects the FNAC brand to perform well in the retail sector. The partnership, he added, is an important step for PC Tools to expand in the Brazilian market.
Last year, BNamericas reported on a PC Tools plan to enter Latin America with investments in Brazil, Mexico, Chile and Argentina. The company said it would focus on budget-minded software customers through strategic partnerships.
As of 2009, Brazil was the top target for viruses in the region, accounting for 43% of all malicious activity in Latin America that year, according to an April 2010 report by Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC), which acquired PC Tools in 2008.
PC Tools maintains a physical presence in Australia, Ireland, the US, the UK and Ukraine, with registered customers in more than 180 countries.