The european IT Oscar goes to BitDefender
BitDefender, a European technological leader in antivirus security software and services, today announces its nomination as a Winner to the greatest European competition for IT excellence and innovation: The European Information Society Technologies Prize. The contest proved technical superiority of BitDefender Professional, a recently launched brand in the computer antivirus industry, placing it in the European privileged group of technological leaders.
"The 20 best applicants in terms of the criteria: technical excellence, innovative content, potential market value and capacity to generate new jobs have been selected as Winners by the European IST Prize evaluation group of high-level experts" states the Euro-Case release.
"The BitDefender technologies, built on an 8-year study of malicious code's activity and a hard work, brought an incredibly radical conversion from the exclusive virus definition-based scanning, to a more efficient way to find every possible malicious application, integrating a behavior blocker as a main antivirus scanning feature" says Bogdan Dumitru, CTO at BitDefender.
"We welcome this award as an acknowledgement of our work and we promise our users to continually research and develop new techniques to improve - secure the new Information Society" Bogdan concluded.
It was the first time that the European Commission IST project awarded an antivirus solution for its technologies, for being the first to implement in such application a virus detection feature based on codes' behavior.
European forum's members showed great surprise to see - for the first time since the competition's start - one of the awards going to an East-European company, in Romania. The Romanian Academy, Romanian government, together with the representative in Romania of the European Commission, also have been pleasantly surprised by this great European achievement, indicating the beginning of a new success story.
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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.