SOURCE: BitDefender

Bitdefender

May 29, 2013 09:00 ET

Bitdefender to Provide Free Security Software on LinkedIn Safety Center

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA--(Marketwired - May 29, 2013) - Bitdefender, the creator of innovative global antivirus software solutions, today announced that it will offer LinkedIn members access to free security software via the LinkedIn Safety Center. The LinkedIn Safety Center is designed to provide LinkedIn's more than 225 million members with the tools and knowledge to protect their identity and data on the Internet.

"Businesses and professionals are the high-value targets that online criminals seek out for bank fraud, identity theft, account hijacking and other cyber crime," said Bitdefender Chief Security Strategist Catalin Cosoi. "We've been developing innovative technologies and strategies to fight these crimes for more than a decade, and we're eager to help."

Through the LinkedIn Safety Center, Bitdefender is offering small businesses and individuals complete security from malware, phishing and other malicious online activity for three months through free trials of two flagship products.

Bitdefender Cloud Security for Small Businesses deploys Bitdefender's award-winning anti-malware technology to protect small business networks with remote control PC protection, anti-phishing technology, productivity controls and other features tailored to business users.

Bitdefender Total Security 2013 offers LinkedIn members protection on social networks, access to the world's most effective anti-malware technology, a fine-tuned spam filter, antiphishing, chat encryption and more.

Bitdefender leads the industry with its acclaimed technologies. In April, testing by independent antivirus analysis firm AV Comparatives, Bitdefender was the only one of the 21 participants to catch 100% of the malware thrown at it. The result came a month after Bitdefender scored the #1 spot in trials by AV-TEST, the other major independent analysis firm, with a perfect score.

In an awards ceremony earlier this year, Bitdefender was named Product of the Year for 2012 by AV-Comparatives, after it scored a perfect three stars in eight rounds of testing.

About Bitdefender®

Bitdefender is the creator of one of the world's fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified internet security software. The company is an industry pioneer, introducing and developing award-winning protection since 2001. Today, Bitdefender technology secures the digital experience of around 400 million home and corporate users across the globe.

Recently, Bitdefender won a series of important awards and accolades in the global security industry, including "Product of the Year" by AV-Comparatives, "Best Repair 2012" by AV-TEST, and "Editor's Choice" by PC Mag, that confirmed the antivirus software's leadership status among security products. More information about Bitdefender's products is available from the company's security press room. Additionally, Bitdefender publishes the HOTforSecurity blog, where readers can find stories from the underworld of internet fraud, scams, malicious software -- and gossip.

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