Bitdefender outperforms competitors in latest AV-Test threat protection results
BitDefender Internet Security 2011 scores 100% for protection
BUCHAREST, Romania – July 15th, 2011.BitDefender, an award-winning provider of innovative Internet security solutions, announces that it has scored a perfect 100% for threat protection in the June results from independent organization AV-Test. The only other top-scoring product also uses BitDefender technology, meaning BitDefender has outperformed all competitors.
The AV-Test criteria for this category include protection against zero-day malware attacks from the internet, detection of recent malware samples and detection of widespread malware. BitDefender Internet Security 2011 scored 100% in all categories.
This round of testing comes soon after AV-Test’s Q1 2011 results, in which BitDefender was the joint-best performer across the categories of protection, repair and performance, and the only product to receive a perfect protection score.
Viorel Canja, BitDefender Head of Labs observed:
“We were delighted to receive such positive results from the Q1 testing, and this latest monthly test further reinforces the dominant position our technology occupies in the security market.”
“The momentum behind us is really growing at present. Alongside a host of independent consumer and technology press recommendations, earlier this year we were also given a top rating by independent testing organization AV Comparatives.”
Commenting on the results, Andreas Marx, AV-Test CEO said:
“We closely examined 27 different security suites during this round of testing, and once again we congratulate BitDefender for their performance. It is pleasing to see that their technology is performing very impressively at the moment.”
About AV-TEST Institute
AV-TEST GmbH is an independent supplier of services in the fields of IT Security and Anti-Virus Research, focusing on the detection and analysis of the latest malicious software and its use in comprehensive comparative testing of security products.
Due to the timeliness of the testing data, malware can instantly be analyzed and categorized, trends within virus development can be detected early, and IT-security solutions can be tested and certified. The AV-TEST Institute’s results provide an exclusive basis of information helping vendors to optimize their products, special interest magazines to publish research data, and end users to make good product choices.
AV-TEST has operated out of Magdeburg and Leipzig (Germany) since 2004 and employs 23 team members, professionals with extensive practical experience. The AV-TEST laboratories include 200 client and server systems, where more than 300 terabyte of independently-collected test data, containing both malicious and harmless sample information, are stored and processed.
For further information please visit www.av-test.org.
Bitdefender is the creator of one of the world's fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified internet security 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, "Editor's Choice" and "The Best Antivirus for 2013" 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 HOTforSecurity blog, where readers can find stories from the underworld of internet fraud, scams, malicious software - and gossip.