Security Software Maker AVG Opens Research and Development Center in Israel

AVG Anti-Virus, the company's most popular mobile product, was driven by the acquisition of Israeli start-up DroidSecurity in 2010.

Security software maker AVG Technologies NV said on Wednesday it was opening a research and development center in Israel that would focus on emerging mobile threats.

The facility in Tel Aviv will support more than 120 employees, said AVG, which has over 200 million monthly active users.

AVG Anti-Virus, the company's most popular mobile product, was driven by the acquisition of Israeli start-up DroidSecurity in 2010, it noted.

"AVG's rapidly growing mobile customer base makes this a critical time to build robust ... offerings, supporting the multiple mobile platforms and services that are so popular today," said Harel Tayeb, AVG's Israel country manager.