Bitdefender and PSafe Launch Partnership to Deliver Malware Protection to Brazilians

August 2013


PSafe integrates leading Bitdefender technology in Brazil’s most popular security tool

BITDEFENDER HQ, Aug. 15, 2013– Bitdefender, the creator of innovative global antivirus solutions, and leading Brazilian security provider PSafe today announced a partnership to protect Brazilians from banking fraud, password theft and other malware-driven online crime.

 

Under the partnership, PSafe will integrate Bitdefender’s acclaimed antivirus software into products used by tens of millions of Brazilians to stay safe while surfing the internet, posting on social media sites or shop online.

 

Brazil is among the world’s highest rate of banking fraud with almost $700 million in damages from online crime only in 2011 alone and is increasingly becoming a front line in the war on cybercrime. PSafe’s on-the-ground experience and Bitdefender’s industry-leading software together can help combat the rapidly growing malware threat.

 

“Bitdefender is extremely strong in precisely the areas we needed to shore up to create the most effective product in Brazil,” said Marco DeMello, CEO of PSafe owner Grupo Xango. “Our alliance with Bitdefender ensures that we are strong in detection both offline and online and it helps us tap the global reputation Bitdefender has earned over more than a decade fighting malware worldwide.”

 

This year alone, Bitdefender won three PCMag Editor’s Choice awards, the global #1 spot in rigorous testing by independent analysts from AV-TEST, Product of the Year by AV-Comparatives and a VBSpam+ Award that made Bitdefender software the most awarded in the history of anti-spam testing by independent analysis firm Virus Bulletin.

 

“We are pleased to partner with such an outstanding company in one of the world’s most important economies,” said Peter Laakkonen, Bitdefender’s General Manager of OEM and Technology Licensing. “This partnership with PSafe gives Bitdefender technology widespread exposure in Brazil and Latin America, and it creates an opportunity to deploy the world’s best antivirus software in a region that very much needs it.

 

 

 

 

 

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About Bitdefender® OEM

 

Bitdefender has become a preferred choice for more than 100 leading Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), hardware vendors, service providers, and marketing companies worldwide, who want to license content security technology and implement them within their products. More information about Bitdefender and its OEM products are available at the company’s OEM solutions portal. More press release information is available at the OEM press room.

 

About Bitdefender®

 

Bitdefender is the creator of one of the world's fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified antivirus software. The company is an industry pioneer, introducing and developing award-winning protection since 2001. Today, Bitdefender technology secures the digital experience of around 400 million home and corporate users across the globe.

 

Recently, Bitdefender won a series of important awards and accolades in the global security industry, including “Product of the Year” by AV-Comparatives, “Best Repair 2012” by AV-Test, and “Editor’s Choice” by PC Mag, that confirmed the antivirus software’s leadership status among security products. More information about Bitdefender's products is available from the company's security press room. Additionally, Bitdefender publishes the HOTforSecurityblog, where readers can find stories from the underworld of internet fraud, scams, malicious software – and gossip. 

 

About PSafe

 

PSafe was created by Grupo Xango, the creator of innovative products and services for internet users. PSafe is a Brazilian company that seeks to bring peace and confidence to online life in Brazil. To do this, PSafe is creating the first Secure Cloud Computing system in Latin America. The first product created by PSafe was PSafe Protégé, the only fully free complete antivirus.


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