SOURCE: BitDefender


June 26, 2012 08:00 ET

Bitdefender's Number-One Ranked Antivirus Takes Evolutionary Leap With 2013 Generation

The Antivirus Product Now Includes Safepay for Online Shoppers, Anti-Theft, Parental Control and More

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA--(Marketwire - Jun 26, 2012) -  Bitdefender®, which led the antivirus industry in quality and innovation with its 2012 products, has launched its 2013 generation of products, improving on the world's best internet security system and adding new features to keep users safe.

Bitdefender 2013 is a more powerful antivirus and comes with new state-of-the-art protection for shoppers with Bitdefender Safepay and an umbrella of protection for children with Parental Control. It includes an improved version of Bitdefender Autopilot that runs the antivirus at maximum effectiveness, and Anti-Theft, which tracks would-be device thieves.

Bitdefender's new antivirus, compatible with Windows 8, is further enhanced with a new version of Bitdefender Safebox online storage and sharing, a new security widget that keeps you up to date on the status of your online safety, the new USB Immunizer that eliminates threat of infections from flash disks and a superior MyBitdefender dashboard accessible from any device, at any time.

"Since the Bitdefender 2012 generation shot to the top of the industry in terms of protection, ease of use and performance, the industry has been wondering how we could possibly improve on it," said Bitdefender 2013 Product Marketing Director Ciprian Istrate. "Well, 2013 is here. And, yes, it's better than ever. The new features such as Safepay and Anti-Theft round out improvements to the world's top-ranked antivirus and we're confident it is the best protection you can possibly get."

The antivirus technology in Bitdefender 2013 is superior to Bitdefender 2012, which won the coveted Best Protection 2011 Award for home users by AV-TEST after coming out as number one in five straight industry-wide tests throughout the year. Bitdefender 2012 also won the Editor's Choice award by leading technology portal CNET, the year's Top Rated award by independent tester AV Comparatives, a security Product of the Year award by CRN, and others.

"Bitdefender shot ahead of the pack in the antivirus industry and the 2013 generation is only going to cement that lead further," said Product Manager Catalina Albisteanu. "The antivirus itself is better than the best, but 2013 is also fighting physical thieves with Anti-Theft, hackers and other undesirables with Safepay and the whole menagerie of online threats such as bullies, bad influences, predators and spies with Parental Control."

Bitdefender Safepay™ brings a new level of security to online banking and shopping with a secured browser crafted specifically to keep online transactions private and secure. Safepay activates automatically when you access your bank accounts, uses hotspot technology to create an unbreachable connection on public wireless connections, and includes a virtual keyboard so no hacker can read your keystrokes.

Anti-Theft keeps you in control of your device even if it's been lost or stolen, allowing you to lock, wipe, or even locate from any Internet-connected device. Bitdefender Safebox™ allows you to easily store and share files online while protecting them with unreadable elite encryption. The Parental Control feature now allows you to remotely monitor your children's online activities -- including Facebook, restricting web access to certain hours, and more.

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About Bitdefender®

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

Recently, the company won a range of key independent recommendations in the US, UK and across Europe, including ConsumerSearch, 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's antivirus products is available from the company's security solutions press room. Additionally, Bitdefender publishes the HOTforSecurity blog, a sizzling blend of steamy computer security stories and stimulating visuals that spotlights the seedy underworld of internet fraud, scams, malicious software -- and gossip.

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