SOURCE: BitDefender

BitDefender

October 26, 2009 09:03 ET

BitDefender Launches New Affiliate Program in North America With Avangate

New Partnership Opportunity Yields Commission Rates of Up to 40 Percent

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - October 26, 2009) - BitDefender®, an award-winning provider of innovative anti-malware security solutions, today announced the launch of a new affiliate partner program in North America that is specifically designed to maximize the way in which partners earn commission.

Now part of the Avangate Affiliate Network, BitDefender partners in North America can receive industry leading commission payouts that surpass most competitive programs. With Avangate, BitDefender Affiliates not only earn commission on direct product sales from referred traffic, but also on sales from trial downloads and sales from viral tools like BitDefender QuickScan, an embeddable website widget.

A new tiered commission structure allows affiliate partners to exponentially increase their earnings based on their sales volume. Commission rates range from 25 percent to 40 percent, which is among the highest in the consumer security software market.

"BitDefender's goal was to design a program to maximize partners' sales and commissions by expanding the avenues available for traffic referral," said Alex Dima, Global Affiliate Sales Manager for BitDefender. "We are convinced that, by placing the affiliate in the center of the equation, we have created an organic, healthy business environment that will greatly benefit both parties."

"As one of the key players in the software security market, BitDefender requires an Affiliate System that provides advanced features as well as a strong network to amplify exposure of BitDefender products worldwide," added Laurentiu Ghenciu, VP of Sales and Marketing at Avangate. "The Avangate Affiliate Program matches these requirements by providing the marketing and sales tools that affiliates need in order to increase sales. Examples of this include creating recurrent revenue streams from license renewals, or generating discount coupons from affiliates' own commissions. The Avangate network also features Power Affiliates that are uniquely positioned to help enhance product exposure and carry the BitDefender brand on additional sales channels."

To enroll in the BitDefender Affiliate Program in North America, please click here, or contact usaffiliates@bitdefender.com for more information.

About BitDefender®

BitDefender is the creator of one of the industry's fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified security software. Since its 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 about BitDefender and its products are available at the company's security solutions press room. Additionally, BitDefender's www.malwarecity.com provides background and the latest updates on security threats helping users stay informed in the everyday battle against malware.

About Avangate

Avangate provides electronic software distribution and reseller management solutions, assisting software companies worldwide in successfully selling their products online and at the same time efficiently managing a distribution network.

Tailored for software sales, the company's offer includes a full-featured secure eCommerce platform, results-driven web marketing services, an affiliate network and the ARMS reseller management system. Avangate's expertise in the software business can help vendors increase their visibility on the Internet, maximize access to additional selling channels and generate software sales online and offline.

More information can be found on the corporate website, at www.avangate.com and on the company's blog, at http://blog.avangate.com/