SOURCE: BitDefender

BitDefender

August 17, 2009 11:03 ET

BitDefender Total Security 2010 Offers Consumers Maximum Protection, Speed and Usability

New Features Include Industry-First User Profiles Which Custom Tailor the Program to Match Users' Needs, Advanced Active Virus Control to Detect New Threats, and Optimized Scanning That Speeds On-Demand Scans

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - August 17, 2009) - BitDefender®, an award-winning provider of innovative anti-malware security solutions, today announced the launch of BitDefender Total Security 2010, which includes improved optimized scanning, Active Virus Control, first-ever usage profiles and other system enhancements to provide industry-leading proactive protection against all Internet security threats, along with improved system maintenance and backup, without slowing PC performance.

BitDefender 2010's optimized scanning capability allows on-demand scans to be completed in half the time needed by previous versions. By avoiding scanning files known to be safe, this process improves the scan speed and reduces the system load. BitDefender provides a database of files known to be safe, and updates this database on a continual basis.

Active Virus Control is an innovative technology, monitoring programs running on a user's computer as they execute and then notes malware-like actions. If enough such actions are detected, the program which ran them is declared harmful.

Usage Profiles -- a first among Internet security providers -- allows users to choose the profile that best covers their primary activities. These profile choices -- Typical, Parent, Gamer -- will be reflected in the product interface so that each category's preferred tasks are easily accessible (e.g. for parents, the "Configure Parental Control" button, while for Gamers, the "Turn on Game Mode" button).

Other BitDefender Total Security 2010 enhancements include:

--  Enhanced Usability: In addition to the existing Basic and Advanced
    views, the BitDefender 2010 dashboard now features a new "Simple View" to
    better accommodate users with different levels of PC knowledge.
--  Intrusion Detection: BitDefender detects and blocks attempts to change
    critical system files or registry entries and warns about attacks performed
    by code injection (DLL injection).
--  Increased Parental Control: The Parental Control module features a
    newly added reporting system allowing parents to view which websites their
    children visit. Parents' monitoring activity is made more efficient, as
    they can receive e-mail alerts concerning each child's activity on the
    Internet.
--  Application Time Control: This feature provides parents with the
    ability to set specific time intervals for which their children are allowed
    to use certain applications.
--  Increased In-Product Technical Support: Users can get answers to the
    most common product questions or contact technical support directly from
    the product using its easy-to-use self-service module.
    

In addition to BitDefender Total Security 2010, BitDefender also launched BitDefender Antivirus 2010 and BitDefender Internet Security 2010. BitDefender Antivirus 2010 provides advanced proactive protection against viruses, spyware, phishing attacks, and identity theft. BitDefender Internet Security 2010 covers all the security needs of your Internet-connected family. It provides firewall and proactive protection against viruses, hackers, spam and identity theft. Its family network management features allow families to enjoy a safe online experience.

For a full list of BitDefender 2010 features and benefits by product, please visit: www.bitdefender.com/solutions/total-security.html.

"With the optimized scanning, active virus control, our first-ever user profile and other enhancements included in BitDefender 2010, we're able to offer consumers security solutions with superior protection and increased speed to keep up with the rapidly growing rate of viruses and other e-threats," said Vince Hwang, BitDefender Global Director, Product Management.

For more information regarding BitDefender Total Security 2010, please visit www.BitDefender.com.

To listen to BitDefender's "Total Security 2010" podcast, please visit the Podcasts page of BitDefender's Press Center.

About BitDefender®

BitDefender is the creator of one of the industry's fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified security software. Since its 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 about BitDefender and its products are available at the company's security solutions press room. Additionally, BitDefender's www.malwarecity.com provides background and the latest updates on security threats helping users stay informed in the everyday battle against malware.