Bitdefender Wins AV-TEST #1 Spot in Protection and Performance

February 12, 2014

‘Formidable power and talent’ propel Bitdefender to victory in independent consumer trials

BUCHAREST, Romania, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Bitdefender, the innovative provider of antivirus software solutions, was confirmed as the global leader in its field after winning awards for both protection and performance in 2013′s independent home user trials by AV-TEST. Bitdefender earned perfect scores for protecting users against malware and zero-day attacks and maintaining the lowest possible impact on the system.

“After another year of testing, Bitdefender still proves that it is better than other leading antivirus at leaving your device spotless,” said AV-TEST CEO Andreas Marx. “Under rigorous testing, Bitdefender proved more dead-accurate and silent than ever – all this with the smallest possible impact on your PC performance.”

The AV-TEST Best Protection Award 2013 and Best Performance Award 2013 come months after Bitdefender launched its latest generation of products. Innovations include Bitdefender Photon(TM), a new technology that tailor-fits to each user’s computer for fast scanning, a quicker boot time and smooth interaction with apps.

“The perfect blend of solid protection and seamless performance is something of a holy grail of the modern antivirus industry, and we’ve come closer than anybody to achieving it,” said Viorel Canja, the head of Bitdefender’s Antimalware and Antispam Labs. “Our team is fully aware that only the utmost in dedication and ingenuity can keep us at the head of the pack though. We’ll be constantly scouting better and bigger ideas in the months and years ahead.”

Recently, Bitdefender also won the Proactive Protection Award from AV-Comparatives, the world’s other major independent testing organization, establishing the security vendor as the world leader at detecting unknown threats.

About Bitdefender®

Bitdefender is the creator of one of the world’s fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified internet security software. The company is an industry pioneer, introducing and developing award-winning protection since 2001. Today, Bitdefender technology secures the digital experience of around 400 million home and corporate users across the globe.

Recently, Bitdefender won a series of important awards and accolades in the global security industry, including “Product of the Year” by AV-Comparatives, “Best Repair 2012″ by AV-Test, “Editor’s Choice” and “The Best Antivirus for 2013″ by PC Mag, that confirmed the antivirus software‘s leadership status among security products.

More information about Bitdefender’s products is available from the company’s security press room. Additionally, Bitdefender publishes the HOTforSecurity blog, where readers can find stories from the underworld of internet fraud, scams, malicious software – and gossip.

About AV-TEST®

AV-TEST GmbH is an independent supplier of services in the fields of IT Security and Antivirus Research, focusing on the detection and analysis of the latest malicious software and its use in comprehensive comparative testing of security products. Due to the timeliness of the testing data, malware can instantly be analyzed and categorized, trends within virus development can be detected early, and IT-security solutions can be tested and certified. The AV-TEST Institute’s results provide an exclusive basis of information helping vendors to optimize their products, special interest magazines to publish research data, and end users to make good product choices.

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