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Bitdefender Wins `Product of the Year’ in Independent Testing

January 1970

BITDEFENDER HQ, January 29, 2015 – Bitdefender, the creator of innovative antivirus software solutions, was awarded Product of the Year by AV-Comparatives for a second time after a year of rigorous independent testing confirmed its world-leading blend of iron-clad protection, ease of use and low system impact.

Bitdefender, which also won the award in 2013, beat out 22 other leading security providers for the top prize, including Symantec, McAfee, AVG, Avira and others. The company won the top Advanced+ status in all eight categories of testing and became AV-Comparatives’ Real World Protection Winner, Proactive Winner, joint Performance Winner and joint Removal Winner.

The Product of the Year award further widens Bitdefender’s industry-wide lead in terms of quality, enhancing the momentum gained by the company’s strides forward in technology with features such as its self-learning technologies and behavioral defense.

“Throughout a year of intensive investigation, Bitdefender remained true to its reputation for flawless defense and extreme ease of use,” said Andreas Clementi, CEO of AV-Comparatives. “Bitdefender has displayed strength, innovation, agility and a keen awareness of the customers’ needs and the shifting circumstances of online security for all the years we have been testing the company’s products.”

“We’re delighted to win Product of the Year again by AV-Comparatives,” said Bitdefender Chief Security Strategist Catalin Cosoi. “We pour everything we’ve got into our products and the recognition from experts of this high quality is a reward in itself. At the same time that this award recognizes us as the best, it also raises the bar for our performance in 2015.”

About Bitdefender®

Bitdefender is the creator of one of the world's fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified internet security software. The company is an industry pioneer, introducing and developing award-winning protection since 2001. Today, Bitdefender technology secures the digital experience of 500 million home and corporate users across the globe.

Top international testing organizations and world-renowned software reviewers acknowledge Bitdefender as a provider of the world’s most effective antimalware solutions. In January 2014, Bitdefender won top honors from AV-TEST, becoming the first solution to win “Best Protection” and “Best Performance” simultaneously. Bitdefender has also confirmed its industry leadership