Thursday, October 6th, 2011
SYDNEY & AUCKLAND – October 6, 2011 – Bitdefender, the award-winning provider of internet security solutions, beat all challengers in the latest round of independent testing by AV-Test, maintaining its No. 1 rank and solidifying its industry lead.

Bitdefender passed 100 percent of tests in reaction to zero-day malware attacks, including web and email threats, according to results of AV-Test trials in July and August. Bitdefender handily beat the average of 92 percent scored by the 25 products tested in the category of ‘protection against malware threats.’

Bitdefender also scored the top mark in the two other categories tested: ‘cleaning and repair of a malware infected computer’ and ‘impact of the security software on the usability of the whole computer,’ according to AV-Test.

“Congratulations to Bitdefender for its admirable performance again,” said AV-Test CEO Andreas Marx. “The testing was rigorous and subjected the products to the challenges they face in the real world. Bitdefender could not possibly have tested better in protection.”

In the previous round of tests – for the second quarter of 2011 - Bitdefender set an industry record with a combined score of 17 out of 18 possible points across the three categories. In all AV-Test rounds so far this year, Bitdefender has scored a perfect 6 for protection offered, becoming the only company to do so three times in a row.

“Bitdefender has now become the player to beat in the industry,” said Viorel Canja, head of Bitdefender Labs. “Our products continue to raise the bar for antivirus performance – not only in terms of protection offered but also in terms of usability and repair.”
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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 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 and its 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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