SOURCE: BitDefender


March 15, 2011 08:03 ET

BitDefender Arms Small and Mid-Sized Businesses Against E-Threats With a Comprehensive Security and Management Solution

BitDefender Business Solution Version 3.5 Delivers Additional Layers of Proactive Detection While Reducing the Cost and Complexity of Securing SMB Networks Against Viruses and Other Malware

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA--(Marketwire - March 15, 2011) - Breaking new ground in efforts to address the security challenges facing small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), BitDefender®, an award-winning provider of innovative internet security solutions, today launched a new version of its BitDefender Business Solutions. The latest release includes features that make deploying and managing anti-virus protection easier within the network environment -- while improving the ability to detect and block increasingly dangerous malware.

Built upon BitDefender's award-winning anti-malware technology and developed specifically with SMB budgets and requirements in mind, BitDefender integrates antimalware protection with remote network audit and system management using WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation) technology, allowing administrators to gain an additional layer of visibility and protection to help them identify and eliminate gaps caused by rouge applications or system configurations within their network.

With the addition of enhanced visibility and improved manageability, BitDefender's Business Solutions go beyond traditional corporate antimalware solutions to protect critical services such as email messaging systems, desktop clients and servers from attacks -- whether the threats originate from outside or within the organization. 

Version 3.5 includes detection and performance enhancements such as Active Virus Control (AVC) Technology for Business Client v3.5, BitDefender Antivirus for Mac -- Business Edition, Exchange 2010 Compatibility, and a new Anti-spam engine with quarantine controls for SMTP Mail & Exchange servers. 

To increase visibility in networked assets and minimize the impact of the rapidly spreading malware infections, the new Centralized Management dashboard consolidates threat information and provides a wizard-driven Endpoint Auditing and Reporting Module. The auditing module enables organizations to create an inventory of hardware and software assets for internal financial, governmental or industry specific compliancy reporting.

Other new features address the lack of IT resources by streamlining business operations and help SMBs use these resources more effectively. These include simplifying policy implementation and system management with wizard-driven security policy creation, network tools to remotely manage devices, and integration into Active Directory to leverage the organizational structure already embedded in the network.

"SMB's today have limited financial resources and fewer IT resources to manage and maintain an effective security posture within their network," said Rares Stefan, Director Business Solutions Unit of BitDefender. "The new features released in Version 3.5 provide a cornerstone of security for SMB's to address their unique challenges, delivering protection against increasingly sophisticated malware threats, and combines system audit and management functionality for greater network visibility that can proactively limit their exposure to Internet based attacks."

BitDefender's new Business Solutions provide defense in depth for SMB networks and includes:

BitDefender Management Server; Business Clients for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux desktops; BitDefender Security for File Servers; BitDefender Security for SharePoint (2007/2003); BitDefender Security for Mail Servers; and BitDefender Security for Exchange (2010/2007/2003).

More information on version 3.5 of BitDefender Business Solutions please visit:

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,

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