Bitdefender Partners with SafeLine to Enhance IT Security in Russia

November 2012

The #1 security solution vendor signs distribution partnership with leading Russian IT security distributor

Bitdefender today announced a new distribution agreement with IT security technology distribution leader SafeLine to deliver Bitdefender security solutions in the rapidly growing Russian market.

This partnership leverages Bitdefender’s reputation as the No. 1 internet security solution provider to build on the company’s regional growth strategy. Russian partners and resellers will benefit from access to Bitdefender’s partner program, sales and marketing tools and technical support to help them beat their business objectives.

Under the new contract, SafeLine will distribute the complete range of Bitdefender security solutions, including mobile security, home security, cloud security, on premise security and security for virtualized environments. Bitdefender solutions have evolved into a complete security approach to deal with the latest threats targeting businesses.

Bitdefender’s award-winning scan engines have been recognized by leading certification bodies including ICSA Labs, AV-TEST, AV-Comparatives, Virus Bulletin, and West Coast Labs - for their unmatched proactive antimalware protection

According to Octavian Cernauteanu, Channel Manager for Russia & CIS, Bitdefender partnered with SafeLine because of the Russian company’s experience as a security distributor, detailed knowledge of the security market, and its success and major growth of recent years.

“Bitdefender is very excited to be working directly with SafeLine as the company has a strong experience in IT security data, both in implementing and supporting the delivery of our security solutions,” said Cernauteanu. “SafeLine has good knowledge of the local security landscape and will be positioning Bitdefender highly, bringing Bitdefender multi-awarded technologies to their highly skilled reseller base and supporting their own customer development initiatives.”

SafeLine CEO Oleg Bakshinskiy said his company’s partnership with Bitdefender brings a combination of expertise and talents to a market in great need of top-of-the-line IT security products.

"Bitdefender delivers top antivirus products. The type of products and technologies offered by the company is much in demand in Russia and therefore has great commercial potential,” Bakshinskiy said. “Bitdefender proprietary technologies based on innovative ideas and leading trends in the information security industry are internationally recognized as the best Internet security software and have been rewarded with numerous awards and certifications by various independent organizations. We are looking forward to promoting Bitdefender's expansion in Russia."



About SafeLine

SafeLine is a leading multivendor distributor of IT-security solutions in Russia and CIS. We offer a wide range of solutions for organizations ranging from small companies and remote offices to big enterprises and service providers.

Our solutions help to protect environment from malware, spam, network attacks and data loss by providing strong capabilities in network security, content filtering and endpoint protection. SafeLine distributes industry-leading solutions and technologies that meet real challenges of IT-security. The solutions distributed by our company can be applied in all major business sectors such as energy, ISP, banking and finance, government, retail, manufacturing, health care and education.

SafeLine has the necessary certifications through FSTEC (Federal Service for Technology and Export Control) and FSB (Federal Security Service) – the major regulatory authorities of IT security in Russia.

We work with over 1000 partner companies in Russia and CIS.

SafeLine vendors include Aladdin, Application Security, Inc., AtomPark Software, Bitdefender, Fortinet, IBM ISS, Positive Technologies, Security Code, StoneSoft, TKB-Monitoring