BitDefender Generation 10 Enters Beta

May 2006


BitDefender announced today the release of the Beta version of the BitDefender 10 Internet Security package

BitDefender announced today the release of the Beta version of the BitDefender 10 Internet Security package, which offers complete protection from Internet threats.

The open beta period will last until the end of June and will be a great opportunity for new and old BitDefender users to get acquainted with the next generation - and gain prizes in doing so, as beta testers who post the most confirmed bugs or provide feedback and feature requests will receive special prizes from BitDefender, namely a trip to meet the BitDefender Desktop development team, 1 laptop, 10 mp3 players, 100 free licenses for the commercial version of new product and 1000 10% discount coupons for same.

"BitDefender 10 Internet Security will add a lot of feature improvements and new functionality over the previous version. For instance, we're pushing a rootkit detector engine out the door, adding HTTP and SMTP traffic scanning (protocol-level antivirus for web and mail file transfers), as well as a privacy protection module to prevent malicious individuals or programs from stealing confidential information (such as credit card numbers). Given that we're piling on top of that a lot of changes to the firewall module and huge improvements to the proactive detection module (it's actually called B-HAVE now to reflect the scope of change) - given all those changes, we felt that a long and lively beta campaign would help both ourselves and our users get the most out of all this exciting new tech we're pushing out the door" declared Carmen Maierean, BitDefender Product Manager.

The beta kit is available starting May 15, 2006 on all BitDefender websites, free of charge. Users wishing to participate in the "powers of ten" bug-hunting contest have only to register a valid e-mail address to do so.


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