Bitdefender Emerges on Top a 7th Time in Independent Testing of Leading Antivirus Software
Bitdefender Scores #1 Again in AV-TEST Evaluation against 24 Other Products
Bitdefender®, the award-winning provider of innovative antivirus solutions, emerged victorious for a seventh time in trials against other security software by independent testing organization AV-TEST.
Bitdefender remained firmly at the top of the antivirus industry through testing in May and June of Internet Security 2012 against 24 other products. Bitdefender scored 17 points of a possible 18.
Bitdefender, which also won AV-TEST’s prestigious Best Protection 2011 Award, scored a perfect 6 points in the Repair category, measuring the software’s performance cleaning and repairing infected computers. In both the Protection and Usability categories, the product scored a near-perfect 5.5.
“The late AV-TEST trials conclude an overwhelmingly positive year full of awards and praise for Bitdefender 2012 products,” said Viorel Canja, head of Bitdefender Labs. “This has given us even greater drive to enhance our line for the freshly launched 2013 generation. I’m eagerly awaiting new tests.”
Besides Bitdefender, AV-TEST evaluated other products including Kaspersky Internet Security 2012, Microsoft’s Security Essentials 4.0, McAfee Total Protection 2012, Symantec’s Norton Internet Security, AVG’s Internet Security 2012, and others.
AV-TEST CEO Andreas Marx said: “Bitdefender performed exceedingly well in testing throughout the past year on its 2012 product line. Our team is eager to start reviewing Bitdefender’s 2013 generation in the new rounds of rigorous testing. Our eyes will be closely focused on Bitdefender in coming rounds.”
AV-TEST Institute, based in Magdeburg, Germany, is a security software analysis firm recognized as an authority by the global antivirus industry.
For a more detailed breakdown of the AV-TEST results, and historic test data, see http://www.av-test.org/en/tests/.
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 around 400 million home and corporate users across the globe.
Recently, Bitdefender won a series of important awards and accolades in the global security industry, including "Product of the Year" by AV-Comparatives, "Best Repair 2012" by AV-Test, "Editor's Choice" and "The Best Antivirus for 2013" by PC Mag, that confirmed the antivirus software’s leadership status among security products.
More information about Bitdefender's products is available from the company's security press room. Additionally, Bitdefender publishes the HOTforSecurity blog, where readers can find stories from the underworld of internet fraud, scams, malicious software - and gossip.