SOURCE: BitDefender


March 02, 2010 09:00 ET

BitDefender Collaborates With Freescale Semiconductor to Power New Security Solutions

Collaboration Includes Award-Winning BitDefender Antivirus Protection on New Freescale Security Appliance Solutions

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA--(Marketwire - March 2, 2010) -  BitDefender®, an award-winning provider of innovative anti-malware security solutions, and Freescale Semiconductor, a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets, today announced a new collaboration to provide BitDefender's industry-leading antivirus and antispam protection on Freescale's new security appliance solutions integrated with Freescale's VortiQa software. Freescale recently announced four new comprehensive solutions for the UTM/security appliance markets, which are designed to help security appliance OEMs more quickly and cost-effectively deliver a range of security applications, including UTM appliances, IPS/IDS appliances, content security appliances, secured routers, VPN routers, secured switches and business gateways. The addition of BitDefender's antivirus and antispam protection further enhances the security capabilities of these new platforms with real-time virus, malware and spam detection. BitDefender protection will be integrated with Freescale's VortiQa application software.

"Ensuring our solutions have advanced protection from security threats is critical as we develop new offerings for the security appliance market," said Sathyan Iyengar, vice president of Software Products for Freescale Semiconductor's Networking and Multimedia Group. "BitDefender's industry-leading antivirus and antispam protection support for Freescale VortiQa software platforms is a natural fit, and we are pleased to partner with BitDefender to offer optimized security solutions to our customers."

"The new security solutions from Freescale and their integration support for BitDefender's industry-leading anti-malware technologies will allow Freescale and its OEM partners to quickly launch premium antivirus protection and deliver an even more powerful security solution to its customers," said Peter Laakkonen, General Manager OEM and Technology Licensing at BitDefender. "We are excited to partner with Freescale and to include them as a new member of our market-leading OEM and technology partner program."

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's state-of-the-art malware detection technology is used by leading technology vendors worldwide and its 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.

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