SOURCE: BitDefender


April 11, 2012 08:00 ET

Bitdefender Maintains World's Top Spot in February Independent Anti-Virus Testing

Bitdefender Wins 5th Straight Round of AV-TEST Evaluations

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA--(Marketwire - Apr 11, 2012) - Bitdefender®, the award-winning provider of innovative internet security solutions, was named the world's reigning anti-virus champion after rigorous testing of Bitdefender Internet Security 2012 by AV-TEST.

Bitdefender was awarded the highest score, 17 points, of all tested products in the January and February round of testing by AV-TEST, the leading independent anti-virus testing organization. Bitdefender has won five rounds of AV-TEST trials in a row, as well as the organization's prestigious Best Protection 2011 Award.

"Bitdefender has focused on innovation and that dedication has taken us further and further in recent years," said Viorel Canja, head of Bitdefender Labs. "We're running with this success and confident our upcoming product releases will continue to perform on the level that's been recognized by AV-TEST."

Bitdefender scored best in "protection against zero-day malware attacks, detection of malware discovered in the last two to three months, and widespread and prevalent malware," according to AV-TEST. Bitdefender was also top in "cleaning and repair of a malware-infected computer" and "detection of actively running widespread malware."

Besides Bitdefender, AV-TEST evaluated 22 home-user security products using their default settings in January and February. Bitdefender was followed by second-place Kaspersky, with 16.5 points and Symantec's Norton Internet Security, in third place with 15 points.

"It's a consistently very well-performing product and the company well deserves the great reputation it has," said Andreas Marx, chief executive officer of AV-TEST. "It's always a pleasure to test Bitdefender products and we're looking forward to the new ones this year."

AV-TEST Institute, based in Magdeburg, Germany, is a security software analysis firm recognized as an authority by Bitdefender and the entire industry.

For a more detailed breakdown of the AV-TEST results, and historic test data, visit

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 has 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 pressroom. Additionally, Bitdefender publishes Malware City providing the latest updates on security threats and helping users stay informed in the everyday battle against malware.

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