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Optenet Partners with Bitdefender to Tighten Security for ISPs, Large Enterprises Worldwide

March 2013

Telecoms giant Telefonica becomes first Optenet client to benefit from Bitdefender antimalware technology


Optenet, the global provider of high-performance security solutions to telecom service providers and large enterprises, has partnered with Bitdefender, creator of the world’s best antivirus software, to protect users worldwide from malware and other online crime.

Optenet, which offers a wide range of services including traffic acceleration, real-time monitoring and QoS and bandwidth management with its WebSecure™ product, is enhancing its security offerings with the integration of Bitdefender's Antivirus technology. Starting with Spanish telecommunications giant Telefonica and spreading to others. Bitdefender will become the primary partner to supply antivirus solutions to clients of Optenet, which serves major international names such as Deutsche Telekom, Orange and Vodafone.

The alliance between Bitdefender, whose technology serves 500 million users worldwide, and Optenet, which has the world’s largest ISP customer base, is expected to enhance Optenet customer loyalty and increase income for Optenet clients by leveraging the best in breed antivirus technology within high performance gateway secure web gateway solutions.

“We’ve chosen to partner with Bitdefender as it’s the best of breed in this technology and can greatly enhance our service to our clients,” said Optenet’s CEO, Francisco Martín Abreu. “We have already received a very positive reaction to the new alliance and we expect our clients to profit both in terms of average revenue per user but in terms of an expanded customer base as well.”

Bitdefender, which has already this year won top awards including the `Product of the Year’ award for 2012 from prestigious international antivirus testing organization AV-Comparatives, gains exposure to Optenet’s customer base of 100 ISPs, 140,000 enterprise clients and 140 million end users.

“We are proud to have Optenet, which services some of the world’s most demanding ISP and enterprise customers, choose Bitdefender as their trusted partner for their next generation web security gateway and other internet security solutions”, said Peter Laakkonen, Bitdefender’s General Manager of OEM and Technology Licensing. “Rapidly increasing threats from cybercrime make this partnership very timely and effective way to make online world safer for businesses and individuals alike”

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About Optenet

Optenet is a global IT security company providing high-performance security to service providers and large enterprises worldwide. With the largest ISP customer base and 15 years of experience, Optenet is a pioneer and global leader of enabling SaaS, offering and delivering “on-premise” security solutions. Its technology protects more than 120 million End Users worldwide and is deployed globally at over 100 ISPs. Dedicated to protecting children by eliminating illegal content on the Internet, Optenet works with government and non-profit organizations to create a secure online environment for minors.