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BitDefender Releases Antivirus 2011 for Mac OS X

December 2010

Updates and new antiphising capabilities provide full protection to Mac users and provides protection for mixed-platform networks

BitDefender®, an award-winning provider of innovative internet security solutions, today announced the latest version of its antivirus solution, BitDefender Antivirus 2011 for Mac, designed for Mac OS X users, networks running both Mac and PCs and users operating a dual-boot Windows and Mac system. In addition to proactively securing Mac computer systems from viruses and removing malware threats, the latest version incorporates BitDefender’s superior antiphishing technology to protect households using multiple operating systems. 

As the number of vulnerabilities in Mac OS X and popular Mac applications increases, phishing also continues to threaten Mac and Windows users. Each year hundreds of thousands of phishing pages are identified and these attaches are not platform specific, infecting Mac and Windows users. In addition, small businesses and families are increasingly running both PCs and Macs on their networks; BitDefender Antivirus for Mac gives them the protection to ensure they’re protected in a mixed-platform environment. 

Beyond phishing threats, Mac users also risk passing along viruses and malware to friends, family and colleagues using Windows systems, making duel protection all the more important. BitDefender Antivirus 2011 for Mac fights this three-pong issue by preventing Mac-specific viruses from infecting computers, identifying phishing attacks, and stopping malware that targets other platforms before it passes through Mac systems.

“We’re seeing more and more Mac-specific threats as the market grows. Moreover phishing attacks can expose sensitive information or an identity regardless of the operating system, making security software a must for any computer,” said Catalin Cosoi, BitDefender’s head of online threats lab. “The latest release of BitDefender Antivirus for Mac offers protection that’s essential to combating the next generation of - threats that will impact both businesses and consumers. It’s time to take the necessary steps to secure data and sensitive information within Mac, Windows and duel-boot environments.”

Additionally, BitDefender is releasing an updated antivirus bundle solution. BitDefender Antivirus 2011 for Mac and PCprotects users from the new breed of Mac viruses, plus keeps PCs and Macs running Windows safe.

Both BitDefender Antivirus 2011 for Mac and BitDefender Antivirus 2011 for Mac and PC feature real-time antivirus and antiphishing protection that checks files and system critical areas. Easy to use, they won’t slow performance with intelligent scanning and a small memory footprint that leads to a low impact on your computer’s speed. In addition, both products allow users to schedule scans at their convenience, include a special “safe zone” for holding suspicious files, and free 24/7 technical support.

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