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Avast and Enterprise Nation team up to support 500,000 UK SMBs

The strategic partnership will deliver key cyber security resources and training to small businesses

Digital security provider Avast has announced a new strategic partnership with Enterprise Nation as the pair aim to deliver key cyber security resources and training for more than half a million UK small businesses.

Enterprise Nation is a leading small business network and business support provider based in the UK, currently delivering support to over 50,000 small businesses every month. 

The partnership will see Avast become its exclusive cyber security partner in the quest to to help UK SMBs protect their brands, employees and customers from online threats.

Marc Botham, VP of Worldwide Channel and Alliances at Avast, said many businesses have had to navigate a rising number of cyber threats over the pandemic with minimal IT support

“The focus now must be on post-Covid business recovery and growth,” he said. “We are committed to working with Enterprise Nation to support SMBs by providing them with the tools, resources, and insights they need to optimise their digital possibilities securely and effectively.

“The threat landscape facing small businesses has expanded and developed over the past year. Like any major event, cybercriminals have viewed pandemic-driven shifts as an opportunity for exploitation.”

The partnership will develop bespoke support via a range of e-learning modules, tailored training, as well as national events – which include Enterprise Nation initiatives such as: Entrepreneurial Women, Plan it with Purpose, Enterprise Local and Hello World.

As part of the move, Enterprise Nation’s platform - which currently attracts over 60,000 engaged founders each month - will have access to Avast’s expertise, content and services.

“As our economy shifts to digital adoption, we have seen a marked increase in requests for cybersecurity support,” said Emma Jones, Enterprise Nation founder and CEO. “There is high awareness of the growth in threats and a clear need for support on a range of issues from employee awareness training and secure remote working to data security and business continuity.

“We are delighted to be working with a global leader like Avast to provide unparalleled insight and support for our members.”

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