SOURCE: BitDefender


December 07, 2009 09:43 ET

BitDefender Receives Advanced+ Certification in Proactive Malware Detection

Top Certification From AV-Comparatives Awarded for Excellent Scores in Threat Detection With Low False Positive Rates

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA--(Marketwire - December 7, 2009) - BitDefender®, an award-winning provider of innovative anti-malware security solutions, announced today that BitDefender Antivirus 2010 received the top certification level from AV-Comparatives for its excellent ability to detect malware in infected PCs while providing a low false positive rate.

In the second half of the August 2009 report, AV-Comparatives tested 16 antivirus products to determine which software had the best ability to detect malware while providing the lowest possible false positive rate. AV-Comparatives used a 4-level ranking system: Tested, Standard, Advanced, and Advanced+. The results were published in November due to the in-depth analysis performed, and preparation of the retrospective test-set, which used malware that appeared August 11th to the 17th.

"BitDefender is extremely happy that Antivirus 2010 has received Advanced+ Certification in malware detection while providing the lowest false positive rate out of all tested products," said Viorel Canja, BitDefender's head of antimalware lab. "Out of the eight products that received the Advanced+ rating, four employ BitDefender technology, further proving our commitment to malware detection."

BitDefender Antivirus 2010 delivers advanced proactive protection against viruses, spyware, phishing attacks and identity theft, without slowing down a user's PC. Main features include the ability to confidently download, share and open files from friends, family, co-workers -- and even total strangers. Antivirus 2010 also protects user identity, allowing users to shop, bank, listen and watch privately and securely, guards conversations with Instant Message Encryption, reduces the system load, and avoids requesting user interaction during game play, and more.

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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, emerging as the industry's anti-malware innovator. 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 provides background and the latest updates on security threats helping users stay informed in the everyday battle against malware.