Bitdefender Wins AV-TEST #1 Spot in Protection and Performance

February 2014


BIDEFENDER HQ, February 17, 2014 – Bitdefender, the innovative provider of antivirus software solutions, was confirmed as the global leader in its field after winning awards for both protection and performance in 2013's independent home user trials by AV-TEST. Bitdefender earned perfect scores for protecting users against malware and zero-day attacks and maintaining the lowest possible impact on the system.

BIDEFENDER HQ, February 17, 2014 – Bitdefender, the innovative provider of antivirus software solutions, was confirmed as the global leader in its field after winning awards for both protection and performance in 2013’s independent home user trials by AV-TEST. Bitdefender earned perfect scores for protecting users against malware and zero-day attacks and maintaining the lowest possible impact on the system.

"After another year of testing, Bitdefender still proves that it is better than other leading antivirus at leaving your device spotless," said AV-TEST CEO Andreas Marx. "Under rigorous testing, Bitdefender proved more dead-accurate and silent than ever - all this with the smallest possible impact on your PC performance."

The AV-TEST Best Protection Award 2013 and Best Performance Award 2013 come months after Bitdefender launched its latest generation of products. Innovations include Bitdefender Photon™, a new technology that tailor-fits to each user’s computer for fast scanning, a quicker boot time and smooth interaction with apps.

“The perfect blend of solid protection and seamless performance is something of a holy grail of the modern antivirus industry, and we’ve come closer than anybody to achieving it,” said Viorel Canja, the head of Bitdefender’s Antimalware and Antispam Labs. “Our team is fully aware that only the utmost in dedication and ingenuity can keep us at the head of the pack though. We’ll be constantly scouting better and bigger ideas in the months and years ahead.”

Recently, Bitdefender also won the Proactive Protection Award from AV-Comparatives, the world’s other major independent testing organization, establishing the security vendor as the world leader at detecting unknown threats.


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