We are led by a vision to be the most trusted cybersecurity technology provider in the world, which means we constantly anticipate, innovate and go the extra mile.

Who we are:

We are led by a vision to be the most trusted cybersecurity technology provider in the world, which means we constantly anticipate, innovate and go the extra mile.

Bitdefender delivers robust security you can rely on. With a global security delivery infrastructure protecting half a billion users, visionary solutions, and a wealth of awards, we have been a trusted security provider since 2001.

Bitdefender works with government organizations, large enterprises, SMEs and private individuals across more than 150 countries. We are dedicated to providing solutions to each of their challenges and needs – and our dedication proves to be successful.

With over 1,600 employees, and a team of 800+ engineers and researchers, Bitdefender is one of the most innovative IT security software vendors in the world today.


Powered by its depth of security expertise and rapid pace of research and development, Bitdefender’s long-standing mission is to deliver transformative security technologies to the world’s users and organizations. We are innovators, creating breakthrough technology that radically improves our customer’s experience with security.

From IoT to Data Centers, from endpoints to hybrid infrastructures - Bitdefender plays a transformational role in how security is best consumed, deployed, and managed. We strive to deliver products and services that radically alter the customer’s experience with security, in terms of efficacy, performance, ease of use and interoperability.


Innovation has earned us the trust of families and corporations from over 150 countries and won us a wealth of awards.

Fast Facts

2001, Romania
Worldwide offices

North America: USA - Santa Clara CA, Fort Lauderdale FL, Canada - Toronto, Vancouver

EMEA: United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Denmark, Italy, Sweden, Netherlands, UAE

APAC: Australia – Melbourne

Distributed through partners in over 150 countries

Number of employees
Partners in 2020
Over 20,000 qualified reseller partners
Technology alliances
Citrix, VMware, Nutanix, Linux Foundation, Microsoft, NETGEAR
Over 50% R&D staff
More than 800 of Bitdefender’s employees are engineers and researchers

440 patents issued for core technologies

10% of patents pertain to machine-learning algorithms for detecting malware and other online threats, deep learning and anomaly-based detection techniques playing a vital role in proactively fighting new and unknown threats

25% of R&D bugdet invested in revolutionary projects

What led us to Bitdefender was the ease in which we could deploy. Not only did we stop having to reboot virtual machines, more importantly, we did not have to reboot hosts. This allowed us to deploy the solution without disrupting our customers’ work environment.
Creation of Softwin: one of the 1st IT start-ups in post-communist Romania. The rapid growth of computer viruses led to the development of Softwin AVX (AntiVirus eXpert)
Creation of Bitdefender: AVX solution was rebranded under Bitdefender name
Expansion: First offices outside Romania in US, Germany and UK.
Development: Bitdefender became separate business entity with external capital entry. Axxess Capital Investment Fund entered the company's shareholding
Launch B2B offer: Bitdefender launches enterprise range and virtualization security product
New product category: Bitdefender creates a new consumer product category with Bitdefender BOX
New acquisition: Bitdefender acquires Profil Technology of France to rapidly bolster its global presence
Company valuation: Bitdefender announces investment from growth capital investor Vitruvian Partners in a transaction that values the business at over $600m
Recognition: Forrester acknowledges Bitdefender as Leader in the Forrester WAVE™ Evaluation for Endpoint Security Suites
Expansion: Bitdefender creates a new subsidiary in Australia through the acquisition of assets from business partner SMS eTech
Technological development: Bitdefender acquires behavioural and network security analytics company RedSocks
Bitdefender 1st AV worldwide to offer intelligent updating and to include an iapplication firewall
MIDAS: Malware Intrusion Detection Advanced System awarded with the IST prize. Proprietary Antispam tech and the hourly update system released
B-HAVE: Behavioral Heuristic Analyzer in Virtual Environments. Spam Image Filter
Active Threat Control: proactive technology for live detecting and blocking of new threats in real time, on a live system. QuickScan: the quickest free tool to diagnose computer infections
Security for Virtualized Environments: 1st complete security solution for virtualized datacenters. Bitdefender Photon™: optimizes scanning speed and drastically reduces the impact of system resources
GravityZone architecture: to deploy the security solution in less than 2 hours, with scalability and load balancing capabilities. Hypervisor-based memory introspection technology protecting against advanced attacks
Zero-footprint VM introspection: on the fly detection and remediation for guest Virtual Machines
Bitdefender BOX: integrated home cybersecurity protecting all household devices, including IoT - created a new product category
Bitdefender becomes first security vendor to offer hypervisor-enforced security, preventing advanced attacks in the data center
Bitdefender unveils cloud-based Endpoint Detection and Response solution
Bitdefender announces availability of Bitdefender BOX 2 - The Next-Generation Security Hub for the Connected Home
Following Netherland-based RedSocks, Bitdefender expands portfolio and addressable market into network security and analytics territory