Bitdefender 2013 Wins PC Mag Editors' Choice for Commercial Antivirus Protection

July 2012


Bitdefender 2013 had "excellent results in independent lab tests", according to PC Mag

 

Bitdefender®, the award-winning provider of innovative antivirus solutions, won PC Mag’s Editor’s Choice award for commercial antivirus protection with its new Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2013 software.

“Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2013 performed very well in PCMag's tests and in independent lab tests,” PC Mag’s Lead Analyst for Security Neil J. Rubenking said. “It offers quite a few features that you'd expect to find only in a full-scale suite, among them powerful phishing protection and a hardened browser for financial transactions.”

The most impressive new feature is full remote management, according to PC Mag. The new interface offers “easy access to all of your Bitdefender installations,” helping you to “remotely check status, fix problems, launch scans, and trigger updates.”

Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2013 was also honored with the TopTenREVIEWS Gold Award, rating a perfect 100 percent in “level of success”, and winning first place among 25 security suites. The website that gives users information about smart purchases recommended Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2013 for its “rock-solid security, simple usability, effective resource usage and an enticing price point.”

PC Mag also reviewed Bitdefender Total Security 2013, which won an “excellent” rating with four out of a maximum five stars in a tough reviewing process. Launched last month after a year of intensive research, Bitdefender Total Security 2013 got “excellent results in antivirus lab tests” and PC Mag’s malware cleanup tests.

"Bitdefender Total Security 2013 includes just about every imaginable security feature, and then some", PC Mag wrote. "The independent labs give it excellent ratings, and all of its components do a good job. It's a very good choice for those who want a full-featured security suite". The "excellent" rating for Bitdefender Total Security 2013 was also due to is “effective phishing protection,” “accurate antispam", "quiet firewall" , and "multi-device parental control".

PC Mag has a rigorous reviewing process that focuses not only on detection, but takes security suites through a series of steps, comparing them with all recent and relevant products. The process follows a regular test and scoring system for malware removal and blocking, antispam, performance or antiphishing.

After numerous awards for its 2012 products, Bitdefender launched its 2013 generation at the end of June, enhancing the world’s best antivirus with newly designed features such as Bitdefender Safepay™ for secure online banking and shopping, and Anti-Theft, which keeps users in control of their device even if it’s been lost or stolen.

“Our 2013 generation set the new line for the anti-malware industry, and the latest awards and independent testing confirm that Bitdefender outscores other security suites on a regular basis,” said Product Manager Catalina Albisteanu. “We’re delighted by the wide recognition of Bitdefender 2013 and we’re constantly working for the next generation that will definitely shoot to the top of the security industry again.”

Last month, Bitdefender also won AV TEST independent trials the fifth time in a year, beating all 21 other antivirus products in the comparisons.


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