BitDefender Signs Distribution Pact with D&H

November 2006


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. √ November 13, 2006 √ BitDefender╝, an award-winning provider of antivirus software and data security solutions, announced today that the company▓s consumer line of anti-malware products will now be sold through D&H Distributing Company.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. √ November 13, 2006 √ BitDefender╝, an award-winning provider of antivirus software and data security solutions, announced today that the company▓s consumer line of anti-malware products will now be sold through D&H Distributing Company. BitDefender▓s full line of consumer security software solutions, including the new BitDefender v.10.0 security software suite, will be available through D&H.



D&H, recently named by CRN as the highest ranked distributor in the categories of "Ease of Doing Business," "Relationships" and "Unique Product Line," is one of the largest national computer and consumer electronics distributors. Through the distribution pact with BitDefender, D&H will be selling BitDefender▓s products to its channel of e-retailers and brick and mortar retailers. D&H will also be distributing BitDefender directly to the education marketplace through D&H▓s channel of college bookstores, college focused retailers, VARs and system integrators.



⌠D&H is one of the premier distributors in the United States,■ stated Kirk Matsuo, BitDefender▓s Director of Retail Sales. ⌠As the bigger companies in the anti-malware market struggle to stop the deterioration of their marketshare, BitDefender is quickly and relentlessly building a loyal US customer base and are partnering with the best channel partners, such as D&H.■



⌠Demand is high for security software that goes beyond basic protection measures■ said Rob Eby, D&H director of purchasing. ⌠BitDefender has built a reputation worldwide as a reliable and comprehensive protection solution. Their Security Suite is a welcome addition to our line card and is sure to be well received by the Channel.■



D&H will be highlighting BitDefender v10.0, the company▓s recently announced Internet security suite. BitDefender v10.0 product line offers new enhancements and capabilities, including a powerful new rootkit detector, HTTP traffic scanning capabilities, a privacy protection module, and several additional features. BitDefender v10.0 also includes BitDefender▓s B-HAVE (Behavioral Heuristic Analyzer in Virtual Environments) technology, offering consumers the most powerful heuristics available for proactively monitoring and detecting malware.



About D&H

D&H Distributing is one of America's oldest and largest wholesale distributors of computer and consumer electronics products, with an impressive 85-year history serving as a trusted advisor to the reseller channel. D&H distributed the first-ever home computer, the first color television, and even the first gaming system. No other distributor has a greater depth of experience as a one-stop resource for IT and consumer electronics solutions than D&H.



The company's multi-market expertise, dedicated account reps, sterling service and ongoing educational programs reflect its continuing commitment to its customer base. This level of all-around support enables D&H resellers and dealers to become pioneers of the newly-converging technological landscape, encompassing opportunities in the IT, SMB and digital home arenas.



D&H ranked first place for performance among broadline distributors in CRN's 2005 Preferred Sourcing Study, winning a total of seven of the study's criteria, including top marks for loyalty for the second year in a row. The distributor was also named Vendor of the Year by Computer Renaissance in 2004 and 2005, Best Distributor in the First Annual RAM Awards in 2004 and 2005, and most recently, the 2006 Distributor of the Year by Digital Connect.



D&H ships out of five separate locations, including its Harrisburg headquarters, plus warehouses in Jacksonville, Chicago, Dallas and Fresno, CA. Call D&H toll-free at (800) 340-1001 or visit www.dandh.com.


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