SOURCE: BitDefender

June 11, 2008 08:03 ET

BitDefender Security for Linux Wins VB100 Award

Virus Bulletin Comparative Review Conducted on Ubuntu Linux Server Edition Platform

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - June 11, 2008) - BitDefender®, an award-winning provider of antivirus software and data security solutions, announced today that BitDefender Security for Linux has won a VB100 Award from Virus Bulletin, adding to the company's growing list of awards for its proactive threat prevention solutions. BitDefender Security for Linux won the award in the latest Virus Bulletin comparative review on the Ubuntu Linux Server Edition Platform.

Virus Bulletin provides PC users with a regular source of intelligence about computer viruses, their prevention, detection and removal, and how to recover programs and data following an attack. Virus Bulletin also offers readers impartial advice about anti-virus security and products.

Virus Bulletin conducts independent comparative testing of anti-virus products. The tests tend to focus on virus detection rates and scanning speed, as well as looking at how each product fares when scanning set files that are known to be clean. In order to display the VB100 logo, an anti-virus product must have demonstrated in Virus Bulletin tests that: it detects all viruses currently spreading throughout a diverse user population during both on-demand and on-access scanning; and it generates no "false positives" when scanning a set of clean files. The product must fulfil these criteria in its default state.

"We are extremely proud of our Linux security solutions," said Adrian Petrisor, Linux product manager for BitDefender. "This VB100 award is another confirmation that our solutions are the most powerful and effective security solutions available to deal with the new malicious e-threats out there."

BitDefender Security for Linux is packaged for all the major Linux distributors and approved for compliance with Novell and Red Hat. It includes BitDefender Security for Mail Servers and BitDefender Security for Samba.

BitDefender Security for Mail Servers brings together antivirus, antispyware, antispam, and antiphishing engines that secure the mail traffic of companies and service providers. Compatible with the majority of existing e-mail platforms, the product offers reliable proactive protection against newly emerging malware and against attempts to steal confidential and valuable data.

BitDefender Security for Samba provides antivirus and antispyware protection for Samba network shares. By scanning all accessed files for known and unknown malware it keeps network users safe and it helps comply with data protection regulations. The product is highly flexible as the open source BitDefender vfs module can be compiled against any Samba version.

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.