AVG Technologies has launched a simplified security and IT management service, specifically built for small businesses.

Named AVG CloudCare, it said that the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) technology allows users to protect everything they store in the cloud remotely across a number of endpoints and remotely manage AVG anti-virus and content filtering services.

It also permits secure access of desktops remotely in order to carry out troubleshooting on their customers' devices from anywhere in the world. 

J.R. Smith, CEO of AVG, said: “Small business owners already have enough to think about without having to deal with complicated IT administration. Now, AVG CloudCare allows them - through their preferred IT provider - to have managed, pay-as-you-go IT services so they can fully concentrate on their businesses, knowing their IT is in good hands.”