SOURCE: BitDefender

August 18, 2008 11:03 ET

New BitDefender Total Security 2009 Improves Protection Without Slowing System Performance

BitDefender's Latest Suite of Security Solutions Offers New Privacy Protection, Power-Saving Laptop Mode and Enhanced Usability

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - August 18, 2008) - BitDefender®, a global provider of award-winning antivirus software and data security solutions, today announced the launch of BitDefender Total Security 2009, which provides the ultimate proactive protection for PCs by combining advanced protection against viruses, spyware, hackers, spam and other e-threats, with minimal impact on system performance.

Unlike other security solutions, which rely heavily on a list of pre-existing viruses, BitDefender security solutions use proactive B-HAVE technology that identifies and blocks new and zero-day threats. Additionally, BitDefender Total Security 2009 System's maintenance and backup tools keep PCs running at optimal speed and protected from data loss.

BitDefender Total Security 2009 enhancements include:

--  Online Backup: BitDefender Total Security 2009 offers users the
    ability to backup sensitive data online to ensure it is secure if a
    computer is lost, stolen or damaged. Unlike competitive offerings,
    BitDefender Online Backup offers incremental, versioned and differentiated
    backup modes to better meet specific user needs.
    
--  Battery-saving Laptop Mode: BitDefender automatically enters a power-
    saving "laptop mode" when a laptop is running on battery power, postponing
    scheduled scans, backups and tune-ups in order to save battery life.
    
--  Increased Privacy Protection through Instant Messaging Encryption:
    BitDefender Total Security 2009 ensures that no one can eavesdrop on
    instant messaging traffic between two PCs, offering this protection to
    Yahoo! Messenger and MSN Messenger users.
    
--  Increased Data Privacy with File Vault: BitDefender's File Vault
    provides a secured storage space for personal information or sensitive
    files kept locally in a user's computer, and data is encrypted making this
    stored data invulnerable to theft or to a security breach.
    
--  Improved Integrated Online Security: BitDefender Total Security 2009
    provides users a full range of proactive protection technologies for secure
    everyday online activities such as banking, shopping, browsing or
    socializing. Web, email and Instant messaging traffic are now scanned in
    real-time for viruses, spyware, phishing and identity theft attempts.
    
--  More control via Home Network Management: BitDefender Total Security
    2009 provides home users with the ability to manage the security of every
    PC in a home network from a single location. BitDefender software from
    other computers in the network can be remotely configured, while tasks such
    as scans, tune-ups and updates can be scheduled and run.
    
--  Other gamer, power-optimization, usability and firewall improvements:
    BitDefender Total Security 2009 also features an improved Gamer mode,
    increased performance with lower consumption of system resources, enhanced
    usability, and firewall (IDS and IPv6 support) support.
    

In addition to BitDefender Total Security 2009, BitDefender also launched BitDefender Antivirus 2009 and BitDefender Internet Security 2009. BitDefender Antivirus 2009 provides advanced proactive protection against viruses, spyware, phishing attacks and identity theft, with minimal impact on system performance. BitDefender Internet Security 2009 covers all the security needs of the Internet-connected family, providing firewall and proactive protection against viruses, hackers, spam and identity theft. Its family network management features help multiple computer families enjoy a safe online experience.

For a full list of BitDefender 2009 features and benefits by product, please visit: http://www.bitdefender.com/site/view/antivirus-comparison.html?na_usa_itxt_link=homepagequicklnk

"The enhancements we have incorporated into BitDefender Total Security 2009 and our other BitDefender 2009 products are further evidence of BitDefender's leadership in addressing the new and emerging threats born from today's online lifestyle, while ensuring the highest levels of usability," said Carmen Maierean, BitDefender Product Manager. "With the launch of BitDefender 2009, we are providing computer users with the highest level of protection from e-threats -- both today and tomorrow."

For more information regarding BitDefender Total Security 2009, please visit www.BitDefender.com.

About BitDefender®

BitDefender is the creator of one of the industry's fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified security software. Since our 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 is available on our security solutions' site.