Checkmark and TuV go to BitDefender
New certificates for the BitDefender products
BitDefender Professional was awarded the Checkmark Level 2, Checkmark Trojan and TuV certifications.
The Checkmark Level 2 and Checkmark Trojan are awarded only to products that identify (respectively) all the viruses and trojans on the West Coast Labs' lists. The tests proved that BitDefender 8 Professional Plus can reliably identify every virus, worm and trojan known to be in the wild (ITW) at this time.
"I am elated at the results of the test. Our product passed with flying colors, and that's an extremely good sign about its future in the market, and its capabilities. We were confident about the quality of our products before, but this is welcome recognition," stated Nicolae Simon, BitDefender Product Marketing Manager.
Further details about the Checkmark certifications can be found on the Checkmark website.
The TuV test is by far more stringent, since antivirus products are not only tested for detection of ITW viruses, but are also checked against an extensive list of known legitimate applications. Even a single false negative or false positive is enough to disqualify a product.
"Only the best antivirus scanners, that fulfill each and every one of our testing criteria can receive and use the 'Proven Premium Antivirus' logo," declared Dr. Reinhold Scheffel of Tekit Consult Bonn, one of the companies that provide data security consultancy for the TuV Saarland Group.
In response, Martin Siemens, the director of the German BitDefender offices said: "We are very proud of the results, especially since the TuV certification has only been awarded to a handful of products, throughout its existence."
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.