SOURCE: BitDefender


May 15, 2013 15:11 ET

Bitdefender Wins Top Spot in AV-Comparatives' Most Rigorous Test

Only Bitdefender Catches 100% of Malware in Acclaimed Tests, Widening Lead on AV Industry

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA--(Marketwired - May 15, 2013) - Bitdefender, the creator of global antivirus software solutions, scored #1 in a major independent international evaluation of antivirus providers, widening its lead on the industry.

Bitdefender software was the only antivirus software from all 21 firms tested to catch 100% of the malware thrown at it in the April 2013 Real World Protection Test by AV-Comparatives, the independent global antivirus testing organization. The test -- recognized by outside authorities as the organization's most complex and comprehensive -- drew competitors including Kaspersky, AVG, McAfee, Trend Micro and others.

"The results of our testing on Bitdefender were truly impressive -- a score of 100% is the best you can reach," said Andreas Clementi, the CEO of AV-Comparatives. "Bitdefender has proven to be reliable and outstanding in all of our tests."

The award comes a month after Bitdefender scored the #1 spot in trials by AV-TEST, the other major independent analysis firm, with a perfect score for fighting off viruses, worms, Trojans and other online threats. The company also recently won a VBSpam+ Award from analysis firm Virus Bulletin for outstanding spam detection and zero false positives.

"We've been #1 for quite a while now but the awards we're receiving in 2013 so far are really special," said Bitdefender Chief Security Strategist Catalin Cosoi. "We're not just beating all of the competition hands down -- we're beating even our own past performance. This is exactly what we set out to achieve with Bitdefender 2013."

In an award 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 last year. The Virus Bulletin award, received in March, marked four full years of success in Virus Bulletin testing, with Bitdefender winning an award in every single round of tests.

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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