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BitDefender Receives Prestigious Integrated Threat Management Checkmark Certification from West Coast Labs

November 2008

BitDefender Total Security 2008 Awarded a Total of Eight Checkmark Certifications

BitDefender announced today that BitDefender Total Security 2008 received the prestigious Integrated Threat Management Certification following independent testing performed by West Coast Labs. The Integrated Threat Management Checkmark Certification is granted only to products that have successfully passed and continuously satisfy the requirements of a combination of Checkmark certifications that together provide an effective integration of security technologies in a content security context.

In addition to the Integrated Threat Management Checkmark Certification, BitDefender Total Security 2008 received the complete Anti-Malware Checkmark Certification. The Anti-Malware Checkmark Certification includes Checkmark certifications for the following BitDefender technologies: Anti-Spyware Desktop, Anti-Spyware Installed, Anti-Trojan, Anti-Virus Desktop, Anti-Virus Disinfection and Desktop Firewall.

BitDefender Total Security 2008 provides users with the ultimate proactive protection from Internet security threats. Its system maintenance and integrated backup tools keeps user PCs running fast and protected from data loss. When in the gamer mode, BitDefender Total Security 2008 adjusts the security settings to reduce system load while still providing a safe gaming experience.

BitDefender continues to offer comprehensive security solutions for home users as validated by West Coast Labs Integrated Threat Management and Anti-Malware Checkmark Certifications, said Bogdan Dumitru, BitDefenders chief technology officer. West Coast Labs Checkmark Certifications are at the forefront of security technology validation and BitDefender Total Security 2008 receiving a total of eight Checkmark certifications further reassures our customers of BitDefenders commitment to providing them with the very best in proactive security protection.

BitDefender Total Security 2008 offers a range of technology solutions to common security problems in an easy to configure and use product, said Matt Garrad, senior technical manager of West Coast Labs. The solution has proved itself in a number of areas and is well suited for home and small office users.

Please visit the West Coast Labs Certification Page to view the Checkmark certifications for BitDefender Total Security 2008.

About West Coast Labs

Part of the Haymarket Media Group, West Coast Labs is a global leader in technical research, testing and the Checkmark Certification of information security products and services. With market-leading technology and testing facilities accredited to ISO17025 in the UK, USA and India, West Coast Labs' services and the Checkmark Certification System are being used by the leading global brands to create market advantage and by large business enterprises for obtaining crucial technical insight into product performance. For more information about West Coast Labs visit and for Checkmark Certification information visit