September 3, 2008

Leading Consumer Magazine Ranks BitDefender First Among Software Security Suites

BitDefender Internet Security 2008 was ranked first among software security suites by a leading consumer magazine in a report comparing security software that appeared in the publication's September issue. The rankings -- determined after rigorous testing conducted by the publication and an independent testing company -- were based upon each product's ability to properly detect e-threats as well as overall performance and features.

BitDefender Internet Security 2008 is designed for users who want complete protection from malware and other common Internet Security threats. Internet Security includes all of the benefits of Antivirus 2008, as well as:

 --  Firewall protection -- controlling access to the Internet while     "hiding" the computer from hackers --  E-mail anti-phishing and anti-spam -- preventing different types of     spam and scam e-mails from being delivered --  Parental controls -- to block access to inappropriate websites and e-     mails --  Web time limiter -- which allows or blocks access to the web during     specified time periods --  Application control -- which allows users to limit access to specified     applications      

This award is the latest in a series of industry honors for BitDefender, an award-winning provider of antivirus software and data security solutions. The company placed number one in the same study in 2006 and received high marks from other publications, such as PC Magazine and PC World, as well as organizations such as

"Our number 1 ranking in this study two out of the last three years underscores BitDefender's commitment to providing the best possible software security solution," said Bogdan Dumitru, BitDefender's chief technology officer. "At BitDefender, we are continually expanding the capability of our software. We are dedicated to providing consumers with the most easy to use, up-to-date and efficient Internet security protection available."

BitDefender recently launched BitDefender Total Security 2009, including Internet Security 2009 and Antivirus 2009. Built on the same technology as Internet Security 2008, Internet Security 2009 offers new features and capabilities to keep Internet-connected families safe, without slowing down PCs. It locks out viruses, hackers & spam, while providing parental control and firewall protection.

About BitDefender(R)

BitDefender is the creator of one of the industry's fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified security software. Since our inception in 2001, BitDefender has continued to raise the bar and set new standards in proactive threat prevention. Every day, BitDefender protects tens of millions of home and corporate users across the globe -- giving them the peace of mind of knowing that their digital experiences will be secure. BitDefender solutions are distributed by a global network of value-added distribution and reseller partners in more than 100 countries worldwide. More information is available on our security solutions' site.

SOURCE: BitDefender