ID Watchdog and Bitdefender’s Free, Early Warning System for Identity Theft is Here
DENVER, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — ID Watchdog Inc. (TSX.V: IDW, OTC: IDWAF) today announced the availability of its free credit monitoring and alert services through partner BitdefenderÃ‚®. Working to provide consumers with free, early warning systems for identity theft, ID Watchdog integrated its identity monitoring and preservation tools and services into Bitdefender Internet Security 2012.
“This partnership, with yet another leader in the Internet security space, helps us further our mission to make sure consumers have the tools that help them find identity theft and fix it fast,” said Mike Greene, CEO, ID Watchdog, “By bundling our tools and services into other personal security software, we are providing a simpler, one-stop solution for consumers.”
The newly released security product provides consumers with a free credit report monitoring and notification system that alerts consumers to any changes to their credit report. Because changes to a credit report are often the first signs of identity theft or to potentially damaging changes to a credit score, ID Watchdog and Bitdefender are collaborating to provide consumers with easy-to-use, free tools and services as a solution.
“The addition of ID Watchdog’s identity protection technology to our current security offering is an important step in providing the very best in personal data security,” said Bogdan Dumitru, CTO, Bitdefender. “This partnership will offer an added layer of protection to our consumers and enable us to continue to offer an award-winning, innovative service.”
About BitdefenderÃ‚® ?
Bitdefender is the creator of one of the industry’s fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified Internet security software. Since 2001, Bitdefender has been an industry pioneer, introducing and developing award-winning protection technologies. Every day, Bitdefender secures the digital experience of tens of millions of home and corporate users across the globe. Bitdefender solutions are distributed by a global network of value-added distribution and reseller partners in countries across the world.
Recently, the company has won a range of key independent recommendations in the US, UK and across Europe, including ConsumerSearch, Which?, Stiftung Warentest and Taenk. Bitdefender antivirus technology has also finished top in leading industry tests from both AV Test and AV-Comparatives. More information about Bitdefender and its products is available from the company’s security solutions pressroom. Additionally, Bitdefender publishes Malware City providing the latest updates on security threats and helping users stay informed in the everyday battle against malware. For more information please visit www.BitDefender.com
About ID Watchdog
ID Watchdog and its partners provide consumers with identity monitoring and preservation tools that provide the only real protection against identity theft: active knowledge about your online identity. Using these tools, consumers watch their credit reports and receive warnings about significant changes as first alerts to possible identity theft. ID Watchdog and its partners empower consumers to play a role in defending their online identity by remaining vigilant about changes to and inaccuracies in their credit reports and resolving any issues that do arise with the help of personal information agents.
ID Watchdog (TSX.V: IDW, OTC: IDWAF) was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. All of the Company’s services have been developed with input from industry experts; national consumer advocacy groups; federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies; consumer protection agencies; and adhere to guidelines published by the Consumer Federation of America. For more information, please visit www.IDWatchdog.com.
This news release includes certain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 which address future events and conditions which are subject to various risks and uncertainties. The actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of numerous factors, some of which may be beyond the Company’s control. Although the Company believes that its expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, no assurance can be given that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements are disclosed in the Company’s filings with Canadian regulators at www.sedar.com. ID Watchdog assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements of management beliefs, opinions, projections, or other factors should they change.
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SOURCE ID Watchdog Inc.