SOURCE: BitDefender

October 22, 2008 09:54 ET

BitDefender and OneWorld Office Sign North American Distribution Agreement for Antivirus Software and Data Security Solutions

Agreement Enhances BitDefender's Distribution Network in the U.S. and Canada

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - October 22, 2008) - BitDefender®, an award-winning provider of antivirus software and data security solutions, today announced a partnership with OneWorld Office™, a leading provider of total data protection for home and office, for distribution of BitDefender products in North America.

Under the agreement, OneWorld Office will distribute the entire line of BitDefender data security products for home, SOHO and SMB, including BitDefender Total Security 2009, which combines superior proactive protection from e-threats with instant messaging encryption and File Vault for securely storing personal information or sensitive files, and PC Tune-up for the ultimate PC security solution.

"By partnering with OneWorld Office, BitDefender is able to further enhance our reach throughout North America," said Ginger Yerovsek, Global Sales Director, BitDefender. "This agreement allows us to provide consumers and SMBs with the most advanced, yet simple-to-use antivirus software and data security solutions available. We are very pleased with this partnership and look forward to a longstanding relationship moving forward."

BitDefender is dedicated to selling through regional partners, as the quality of services, the relationship with customers and the direct contact within the market that a regional partner can provide is ideal for multi-layered security products. In addition to providing excellent sales support and expertise in the data security field, BitDefender offers partners an intensive training program designed to provide the knowledge necessary to implement its solutions in all critical areas of today's network environment. BitDefender's partners also benefit from continual support on marketing, sales and technical assistance issues.

"While the U.S. economy is struggling and many companies are scarcely surviving, here at OneWorld Office, our strategic partnerships with well-managed, committed companies have allowed us to thrive even in uncertain markets," said Robert Siemons, Director of Sales, OneWorld Office. "Our strategy has always been to associate ourselves with the best in any vertical we represent. A vertical that is indeed thriving at the moment is technical security and protection. We are very excited to partner up with BitDefender, one of the fastest growing antivirus solution providers. OneWorld Office focuses on mergers and acquisitions to find the optimum and most effective solutions for company or home use and is dedicated to ensuring a customer's peace of mind."

OneWorld Data Backup, a leader in offsite backup, specializes in remote backup solutions tailored to small business and enterprise markets, works hand in hand with OneWorld Data Recovery to provide disaster recovery policies, network topography as well as remote storage design and implementation. OneWorld HelpDesk assists corporations with technical support services as well as offers multi-faceted services that can be tuned to the needs and size of the corporation as well as the varied arrays of technology currently available.

About OneWorld Office™

OneWorld Office is a focused corporation consisting of several distinct divisions. Our principal sales force has divisions in Seattle, Washington; Kelowna, British Columbia and Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Furthermore, OneWorld Office encompasses divisions focusing in Data Protection, Data Backup, Data Recovery, Online Media and as well as Help Desk Services. Throughout these divisions, we offer a complete support solution to our Chanel listing as well as the over 80,000 Dealers they serve.

About BitDefender®

BitDefender is the creator of one of the industry's fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified security software. Since our 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 is available on our security solutions' site.