Bitdefender won the highest score of all tested products, or 17 points, in the January and February round of testing by AV-TEST, the leading independent anti-virus testing organisation. Bitdefender has now won five rounds of AV-TEST trials in a row, as well as the organisation’s prestigious Best Protection 2011 Award.
“Bitdefender has hit a roll of innovation and dedication that is leading us further and further ahead of the pack in recent years,” said Viorel Canja, head of Bitdefender Labs. “We’re taking that lead and running with it. We’re confident our upcoming product releases are going to take us even further into the lead.”
Bitdefender scored best in “protection against 0-day malware attacks, detection of malware discovered in the last 2-3 months, and widespread and prevalent malware,” according to AV-TEST. Bitdefender was also top in “cleaning and repair of a malware-infected computer” and “detection of actively running widespread malware.”
Besides Bitdefender, AV-TEST evaluated other 22 home user security products using their default settings in January and February. Bitdefender was followed by second-place Kaspersky, with 16.5 points and Symantec’s Norton Internet Security, in third place with 15 points.
AV-TEST CEO Andreas Marx said: “It’s a consistently very well-performing product and the company well deserves the great reputation it has. It’s always a pleasure to test Bitdefender products and we’re looking forward to the new ones this year.”
AV-TEST Institute, based in Magdeburg, Germany, is a security software analysis firm recognized as an authority by Bitdefender and the entire industry.
For a more detailed breakdown of the AV-TEST results, and historic test data, see http://www.av-test.org/en/tests/.
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 has won a range of key independent recommendations in the US, UK and across Europe, including ConsumerSearch, Which?, 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 Malware City providing the latest updates on security threats and helping users stay informed in the everyday battle against malware.
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