Facebook AV Marketplace now has 12 partners

Facebook AV Marketplace now has 12 partners

Facebook has announced the expansion of their Facebook AV Marketplace.

The company has signed up deals with 7 new partners.

With this Facebook AV Marketplace is now offering solutions from 12 well known security solutions providers from around the world:

avast!, AVG, Avira, Kaspersky, Panda, Total Defense, Webroot, Microsoft, McAfee, Norton, TrendMicro, and Sophos

Facebook spoke about the new developments:

Our new anti-virus partners bring with them both the latest software and comprehensive intelligence. As with our existing partners, these seven companies will help protect Facebook’s community of over a billion users by improving our URL blacklist system. This system scans trillions of clicks per day, and before each click, the system consults the databases of all our AV Marketplace partners to make sure the website you are about to visit is safe. This means that whenever you click a link on our site you are protected both by Facebook and 12 of the industry leaders in computer security. We will be cooperating with these partners more in the future, and look forward to announcing new tools soon.