SOURCE: BitDefender


August 02, 2011 10:02 ET

Bitdefender Sets New Record for Independent Security Testing

AV-TEST Confirms Bitdefender as Best Performing Product in 2011 Q2 Tests

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA--(Marketwire - Aug 2, 2011) - Bitdefender, an award-winning provider of innovative Internet security solutions, has announced receiving a new record score from independent testing organization AV-TEST. Undergoing assessment for protection, repair and usability, Bitdefender Internet Security 2011 is the only product to receive 17 points from a possible 18.

Ranked against twenty-one other security products, Bitdefender Internet Security 2011 obtained the maximum possible score for zero-day attacks and overall safety. The product also easily passed the infected computer cleaning and repairing test with 5.5 points, and when assessed for its impact on the usability of the whole computer, Bitdefender finished best in class.

This success follows the AV-TEST Q1 2011 results, which ranked Bitdefender Internet Security 2011 as the joint-best performer across protection, repair and performance categories and the only solution to receive a perfect 100% protection score.

Viorel Canja, Bitdefender Head of Labs commented:

"It's a great pleasure to see our technology performing so well across a sustained period of time -- especially as we have built on the Q1 tests to achieve a best-ever score. These latest results and our fantastic track record are a great boost for Bitdefender, its business partners and its customers. Our new 2012 range launched last week and uses improved versions of 2011 technology, so we are confident we can continue to build on this success."

Andreas Marx, CEO of AV-TEST remarked:

"Once again, we see Bitdefender at the top of our testing charts. To have achieved this for two quarters running, and with a record score this quarter, is a real achievement. Our congratulations go out to the team."

Bitdefender Total Security 2012 launched on Thursday, July 28th. It boasts a completely overhauled user interface and has been designed to meet the demands of computer users that require protection to work 24/7 without interrupting their work and enjoyment. Key new features include social networking protection, an Autopilot mode and scan dispatcher to maintain system performance. Also available are sister products Bitdefender Internet Security 2012 and Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2012.

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About Bitdefender
Bitdefender is the creator of one of the industry's fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified internet security software Since 2001, Bitdefender has been an industry pioneer, introducing and developing award-winning protection technologies. Every day, Bitdefender secures the digital experience of tens of millions of home and corporate users across the globe. Bitdefender solutions are distributed by a global network of value-added distribution and reseller partners in countries across the world.

Recently, the company has won a range of key independent recommendations in the US, UK and across Europe, including ConsumerSearch, Which?, 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 and its products is available from the company's security solutions press room Additionally, Bitdefender publishes Malware City providing the latest updates on security threats and helping users stay informed in the everyday battle against malware.

About AV-TEST Institute
AV-TEST GmbH is an independent supplier of services in the fields of IT Security and Anti-Virus Research, focusing on the detection and analysis of the latest malicious software and its use in comprehensive comparative testing of security products.

Due to the timeliness of the testing data, malware can instantly be analyzed and categorized, trends within virus development can be detected early, and IT-security solutions can be tested and certified. The AV-TEST Institute's results provide an exclusive basis of information helping vendors to optimize their products, special interest magazines to publish research data, and end users to make good product choices.

AV-TEST has operated out of Magdeburg and Leipzig (Germany) since 2004 and employs 23 team members, professionals with extensive practical experience. The AV-TEST laboratories include 200 client and server systems, where more than 300 terabyte of independently-collected test data, containing both malicious and harmless sample information, are stored and processed.

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