SOURCE: BitDefender


June 14, 2012 08:37 ET

Bitdefender Launches Anti-Theft and Turns the Tables on Thieves

Surprise Thieves by Locking a Stolen Phone, Pinpointing It on a Map, or Wiping Its Data

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA--(Marketwire - Jun 14, 2012) - Bitdefender®, the award-winning provider of innovative antivirus solutions, launched a new anti-theft system for PCs and Android devices, giving victims of device theft control over their stolen phones, laptops or tablets.

Traditionally, thieves could take control of a person's device simply by stealing it. With Bitdefender Anti-Theft, victims of theft are able to:

  • Pinpoint thieves on a map
  • Receive notification if a thief tries to change the SIM card
  • Lock a thief out of the device
  • Trigger an alarm on a stolen Android phone
  • Wipe all data from the device.

"With Bitdefender Anti-Theft, we've extended our world-renowned silent security from the realm of the Internet to the actual physical world," said Product Marketing Manager Andra Cazacu. "We now protect you from viruses, phishing, Trojans -- plus those brutes who simply want to make off with your devices. If your phone is lost or stolen, you can take action in an instant with Anti-Theft."

Bitdefender Anti-Theft runs in the background -- most thieves won't even know it's there. The system protects stolen devices by locking them using PINs and passcodes. Anti-Theft quickly gives phone owners control of their device via an online account where they can wipe, lock or locate their stolen phone with a few clicks.

If a missing Android device is not connected to the Internet, the phone can still be controlled via SMS quickly and safely. Using SMS control, Bitdefender Anti-Theft can also make a device call their owners back or answer their next call.

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About Bitdefender®

Bitdefender is the creator of one of the world's fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified internet security software. Since 2001, the company has been an industry pioneer, introducing and developing award-winning protection. Today, Bitdefender technology secures the digital experience of around 400 million home and corporate users across the globe.

Recently, the company won a range of key independent recommendations in the US, UK and across Europe, including ConsumerSearch, Stiftung Warentest and Taenk. Bitdefender antivirus technology has also finished top in leading industry tests from both AV Test and AV-Comparatives. More information about Bitdefender's antivirus products is available from the company's security solutions press room. Additionally, Bitdefender publishes the HOTforSecurity blog, a sizzling blend of steamy computer security stories and stimulating visuals that spotlights the seedy underworld of internet fraud, scams, malicious software -- and gossip.

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