Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - 11 January, 2012 - BitDefender®, an award-winning provider of innovative Internet security solutions, today announced a new partnership with the Westpac Group, one of the major finance service brands in Australia. All Westpac, St. George, Bank SA and Bank of Melbourne customers will now be offered a one year free subscription to Bitdefender Internet Security 2012.

To access the free security protection, customer must sign in to their Online Banking account and select Security from the menu. Then select the '1 year full protection' link and follow the Bitdefender sign up instructions.

Using technology, ranked top in a series of independent industry tests, Bitdefender Internet Security 2012 will help Westpac Group customers keep their personal data and identity safe when using the Internet. The suite offers antivirus, antispam, firewall and parental controls, as well as social networking protection against malicious pages and privacy threats.

This partnership is a first for Bitdefender in Australia, offering Westpac Group customers a one year license of Bitdefender Internet Security 2012, to give them piece of mind against online theft, and helping to ensure their identity remains secure as well as safeguarding against internet fraud.

Michele Cimmino, Account Manager for Australia at Bitdefender commented, “It’s crucial that people take care to stay safe online, especially when dealing with sensitive personal data such as financial details. We’re delighted that this agreement with Westpac will help their customers to do just this.” 

The offer is available on the Westpac website:, and St. George website:


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Bitdefender is the creator of one of the industry's fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified internet security software. Since 2001, Bitdefender has been an industry pioneer, introducing and developing award-winning protection technologies. Every day, Bitdefender secures the digital experience of tens of millions of home and corporate users across the globe. Bitdefender solutions are distributed by a global network of value-added distribution and reseller partners in countries across the world. 

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.

Anna Barnes
P: 02 8281 3802


Westpac Banking Corporation (Westpac) was founded in 1817 and was the first bank established in Australia. Today, the Westpac Group has branches and controlled entities throughout Australia, New Zealand and the near Pacific region and maintains offices in key financial centres around the world including London, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore. The Westpac Group employs over 38,000 people and has three key customer facing serving around 12 million customers.


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