Proactive security for Mac endpoints
Bitdefender’s award-winning scan engines have been recognized by leading certification bodies, including ICSA Labs, Virus Bulletin, and West Coast Labs, for their unmatched proactive antimalware protection. Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac provides multiple levels of advanced protection.
Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac uses multiple layers of technology to protect the Mac endpoints, including;
Transmitted by infecting executable files, hidden inside of compressed archives or as macros within legitimate documents. Virus payloads include deleting files, encrypting data, wiping the hard disk, etc. In addition to signature-based detection, Bitdefender provides heuristic detection that emulates a virtual computer-within-a-computer—checking all files and code for malicious behavior. This technique produces fewer false positives and significantly higher detection rates for zero-day and unknown threats.
Almost as disruptive and dangerous as a virus, spyware can be difficult to identify and hard to remove. Personal and corporate data leakage is a key concern, in addition to deteriorating workstation performance, installing additional software and redirecting browser activity. Badly infected systems may require a complete system reinstall, wasting hours of IT time and resources. Using a multi-layer approach, Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac detects known spyware and adware to prevent outbound data leakage.
Phishing directs the user to a seemingly legitimate website in order to harvest information, such as credit card or bank account information. While considered more of personal than a corporate threat, phishing sites could also harvest information from your company’s employees. Using a browser add-on with a combination of constantly updated blacklists, Bitdefender blocks messages requesting users to access phishing sites, thus preventing compromise.
Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac offers intelligent updates by checking updates every time the computer is turned on, and after that, once an hour. Having up-to-date malware signatures and a current phishing database ensures your computer is protected against the very latest threats.
Quarantine and virus submissions
To minimize risk of further infection and to allow safe analysis, Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac can quarantine infected files into a protected directory. When the characteristics of malicious code are detected but do not match a know virus signature, infected and suspect files identified by heuristic analysis can be safely moved to a quarantine area. Both infected and suspect files can be analyzed internally or submitted to the Bitdefender Antivirus Lab for further investigation.