Bitdefender Awarded 2011 Security Product of the Year by UBM Channel's CRN

December 2011


Bitdefender announced today that Business Solutions Version 3.5 received a 2011 Product of the Year award from CRN in the security category.


Bitdefender announced today that Business Solutions Version 3.5 received a 2011 Product of the Year award from CRN in the security category. Products on this 3rd annual list were selected based on their ability to offer technological innovation, opportunity, and profitability to solution providers over the 2011 calendar year.

CRN’s distinguished “Products of the Year” list recognizes the most impressive new products of 2011. To determine this year’s list, CRN editors collaborated with the CRN Test Center to evaluate the latest products to enter the market. Judges reviewed hundreds of innovative new products and pared the list down to those products that that added significant value to the end user community while making an immediate impact on the solution provider community. This year’s list featured solutions across all technologies including Cloud Applications, CPU, Data Center, Desktop, Display/Signage, Mobile, Notebook, OS, Security, Server, Storage and Virtualization.

CRN’s Edward F. Moltzen commented “We liked this product’s ability to install anti-virus and security software across the network, even on unmanaged computers where there isn’t an installation of Active Directory. Also: Bitdefender’s approach is two-fer: It’s targeting SMBs with this product but also has begun engaging VARs more aggressively. It’s a good product with channel opportunity.”

Today’s IT solution providers agree that choosing a vendor partner can be challenging,” said Kelley Damore, Vice President and Editorial Director for UBM Channel. “So before forming any major partnerships, they want to be sure they’re offering the best products possible to their customers. This year’s ‘Products of the Year’ list helps our audience cut through all the noise and focus on new technologies that offer new and exciting opportunities, while raising the bar in terms of technical excellence. We congratulate this year’s winners and applaud them for their positive contribution the IT industry.”

“The security market is evolving rapidly both in the level and number of attacks, and as businesses wish to move toward cloud-based and virtualized environments, they face a complex issues around security,” said Rares Stefan, Director of Business Solutions at Bitdefender. “We are proud to receive this acknowledgement from CRN and with the recent announcements of our Cloud Security for Endpoints and Security for Virtualized Environmnetssolutions our valued partners now have more capabilities in their security toolkit to address the requirements of small, medium and very large enterprises.”

About Bitdefender®
Bitdefender is the creator of one of the world's fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified internet security softwareSince 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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