SOURCE: BitDefender


September 10, 2012 12:23 ET

Bitdefender Mobile Security Proves Maximum Protection for Android in Independent Tests

AV-Comparatives Testing on More Than 18,000 Malicious Apps Places Bitdefender Mobile Security in Top Category

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA--(Marketwire - Sep 10, 2012) - Bitdefender Mobile Security is at the top of its industry in both preventing malware infections in Android smart phones and in minimizing impact on the phone's battery, according to testing by independent analysis firm AV-Comparatives. 

"When we started designing Bitdefender Mobile Security, we set out to craft the perfect smartphone security suite -- one that catches pretty much all the threats that could possibly be thrown at the Android OS, while carefully managing the phone's battery and offering a host of other functions," said Bitdefender Senior Product Manager Alexandru Balan. "The AV-Comparatives test is confirmation that we succeeded."

During extensive testing on 13 leading Android security software products, AV-Comparatives found that Bitdefender Mobile Security, the flagship Android solution by award-winning antivirus designer Bitdefender®, placed in the top category for malware prevention. BMS caught between 98 percent and 100 percent of all Android malware in more than 18,000 malicious apps.

Also, Bitdefender Mobile Security proved to be the solution best detecting a large number of adware families. This is an important feature for an AV software as some apps containing adware annoy users with messages that make it difficult for them to know which app is responsible for showing the ad. Finally, the software gave off zero false positives during testing.

In AV-Comparatives' review of various features of Bitdefender Mobile Security, the independent organization pointed out its "very intuitively designed web interface" with the ability to control multiple devices, the range of available SMS commands, and the protection of its anti-theft features.

"Bitdefender has had a long history of solid antivirus products for computers and we're happy to see the company has translated that experience to the mobile world," said Andreas Clementi of AV- Comparatives. "The company is proving to be consistent across the product range that we are testing."

About Bitdefender®

Bitdefender is the creator of one of the world's fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified IT 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.

Most recently, the company won the prestigious "Editor's Choice" award by PC Mag for Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2013 and the Gold Award from TopTenREVIEWS, that placed the security solution in the top position after testing against 25 AV products. 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 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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