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Bitdefender expands Partner Advantage Network for enterprise specialists in virtualization and cloud technologies

April 2012

Enhanced offerings for enterprise-level service providers, VARs, distributors and system integrators with the most comprehensive security technologies available

Bucharest, Romania and Stand A90 Infosecurity Europe, London, England – Tuesday, April 24, 2012 – Following the recent release of Security for Virtualized Environments (SVE) and Cloud Security for Endpoints, Bitdefender today announced the expansion of the Partner Advantage Network to enhance the offerings of enterprise-level service providers, VARs, distributors, and system integrators with the most comprehensive security technologies available – integration with VMware vShield 5 Endpoint™, and support for Citrix, Microsoft, and other virtualization platforms.

Addressing the market problem
Until recently, the barrier to entry for many VARs, specialized channels and service providers has been the problem of securing virtualized environments; it required a mix of security technologies that were tied to specific operating systems or virtualization platforms. With Bitdefender, Partner Advantage Network members will now secure and manage multiple platforms with a single comprehensive security technology, SVE. Bitdefender also offers a strong competitive advantage to those service providers and integrators that focus on offering comprehensive public and private cloud solutions.

Germany-based enterprise reseller joins Bitdefender
"We specialize in working with financial service organizations and other large enterprises, and we have found that no two environments are the same," commented Christian Weber, Managing Director of Germany-based, Infraforce. "We joined the expanded Bitdefender Partner Advantage Network because customers demand a security solution provider whose technology allows us to adapt to their unique and dynamic environments."

“In an enterprise environment, the security solution must be the least intrusive part of the equation, and the easiest to manage when working in the cloud or a multi-platform enterprise, with potentially hundreds, thousands, or hundreds of thousands of virtualized servers and desktops,” commented Rares Stefan, Director of Business Solutions Unit, Bitdefender. “Our enterprise technologies are designed to give our customers and valued channel the most sophisticated, cost-effective and efficient security technology for the organizations they serve.”

About the Partner Advantage Network for Enterprise Specialists
With Bitdefender Partner Advantage Network, security and virtualization partners benefit from leading security solutions designed specifically for virtualized environments, generating immediate return on investment through simplified security infrastructure. The program provides exclusive access to resources and incentives that help create opportunities and accelerate monetization, including:

  • Innovative security technologies
    Bitdefender protects tens of millions of users across the globe. Our solutions are distributed by a global network of value-added distribution and reseller partners in more than 200 countries worldwide.
  • Increase profits through financial rewards
    Bitdefender is committed to the financial success of its partners, and offers a diverse array of incentives, as well as access to marketing resources and shared best practices
  • Free product certification training
    The Partner Advantage Network gives partners easily accessible sales and technical trainings and training materials that will enable them to effectively position and deliver Bitdefender security solutions.
  • Forward-thinking business solutions
    Bitdefender security solutions are designed with the capability to implement controls and managing policies for large numbers of endpoints and servers, either on premises or in the cloud.
  • Easy access to partner information and tools
    Bitdefender PartnerLink delivers the latest information on program offerings, product releases, sales and marketing tools, and regional product promotions.
  • Enhanced competitive edge
    Our advanced product functionality, exceptional feature set, and reputation as an industry trend-setter - coupled with your own services and capabilities - differentiates your company as a technical leader.

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