SOURCE: BitDefender

May 07, 2008 14:50 ET

BitDefender Announces Beta Release of BitDefender Total Security 2009

BitDefender 2009 Provides Increased Privacy Protection, Integrated Online Security, More Control and Online Backup

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA--(Marketwire - May 7, 2008) - BitDefender®, a global provider of award-winning antivirus software and data security solutions, announced today that BitDefender Total Security 2009 will be available for beta testing soon.

Available mid-May, users that wish to test the beta product can subscribe on Those who register will receive e-mail notification of the availability of the first beta kit.

The beta version of BitDefender Total Security 2009 includes an enhanced feature set:

--  Online Backup: BitDefender 2009 offers users the ability to backup
    sensitive data online to ensure it is secure if something goes wrong --
    like your computer is stolen or a hard drive failure. Unlike competitive
    offerings, BitDefender Online Backup offers incremental, versioned and
    differentiated backup modes to better meet customer's specific needs.
--  Increased Privacy Protection through Instant Messaging Encryption:
    Supporting Yahoo! Messenger and MSN Messenger, BitDefender 2009 ensures
    that no one can eavesdrop on instant messaging traffic between two PCs with
    BitDefender installed.
--  Increased Storage Protection with File Vault: With BitDefender 2009
    File Vault, a secured storage space for personal information or sensitive
    files kept locally in your computer, encrypted data is stored that is
    invulnerable to theft or to a security breach.
--  Improved Integrated Online Security: BitDefender Total Security 2009
    provides users a full range of proactive protection technologies for secure
    everyday online activities such as banking, shopping, browsing or
    socializing. Web, email and Instant messaging traffic are now scanned in
    real-time for viruses, spyware, phishing and identity theft attempts.
--  More control via Home Network Management: For home users, BitDefender
    2009 provides the ability to manage the security of a home network from a
    single location. BitDefender software from other computers in the network
    can be remotely configured, while tasks such as scans, tune-ups and updates
    can be scheduled and run.
--  Other Improvements include: an improved Gamer mode, a Laptop mode,
    increased performance with lower resources consumption, enhanced usability,
    and firewall (IDS and IPv6 support) support.

"Beta testing is the last in a series of steps we take to ensure that BitDefender customers receive the best possible protection," said Carmen Maierean, BitDefender Product Manager. "We are counting on great interest from the BitDefender user community and we are certain that the finished product will indeed meet their most exacting demands."

For more information regarding the beta and BitDefender beta campaigns, please go to

About BitDefender®

BitDefender is a leading global provider of security solutions that satisfy the protection requirements of today's computing environment. The company offers one of the industry's fastest and most effective lines of security software, setting new standards for threat prevention, timely detection and mitigation. BitDefender delivers products and services to over 41 million home and corporate users in more than 180 countries. BitDefender has offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain and Romania. Further information about BitDefender can be obtained by visiting: