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High protection levels without performance impact from Total Security 2009

BitDefender UK : 24 September, 2008  (New Product)
Comprehensive security protection software from BitDefender gains improvements in performance and new features in 2009 version
High protection levels without performance impact from Total Security 2009
BitDefender's new Internet Security software release for 2009 comes with a number of additional features including, Instant Messaging encryption, home network management and an online backup option. Retail distribution in the UK and Ireland is being managed in conjunction with channel partner, Focus Multimedia.

"Building on experience gained in over a decade of product development, this launch of the 2009 version follows one of the most extensive, global beta test programmes so far undertaken by BitDefender, " says Nick Billington country manager for the UK and Ireland.

Recommended retail price for top of the range BitDefender Total Security 2009 covering three user PCs with 2GB capacity for online backup, is £44.95p; or without backup, £39.95p.

The mid range package is BitDefender Internet Security 2009 at £29.95p. This covers three users and home network management, allowing families with multiple computers to enjoy a safe online experience. This package provides the standard functionality including firewall and proactive protection against viruses, hackers, spam and identity theft.

Common denominator of all BitDefender products is its highly efficient antivirus protection with frugal use of system resources. BitDefender Antivirus 2009 at £19.95p, provides all the essential protection which makes this a popular choice for customers building their own bespoke solutions.

"As well as added functionality we have enhanced performance in order to keep BitDefender at the forefront of proactive protection for PCs," says Nick Billington.

"By that we mean delivering advanced protection against viruses, spyware, hackers, spam and other e-threats, with minimal impact on system performance."

"Unlike other security solutions, which rely heavily on a list of pre-existing viruses, BitDefender security solutions use proactive technology that identifies and blocks new and zero-day threats. Our customers also benefit from maintenance and backup tools to keep their PCs running at optimal speed and protected from data loss."

BitDefender Total Security 2009 enhancements include:.

* Online Backup: BitDefender Total Security 2009 offers users the ability to backup sensitive data online to ensure it is secure if a computer is lost, stolen or damaged. Unlike competitive offerings, BitDefender Online Backup offers incremental, versioned and differentiated backup modes to better meet specific user needs.

* Battery-saving Laptop Mode: BitDefender automatically enters a power-saving "laptop mode" when a laptop is running on battery power, postponing scheduled scans, backups and tune-ups in order to save battery life.

* Increased Privacy Protection through Instant Messaging Encryption: BitDefender Total Security 2009 ensures that no one can eavesdrop on instant messaging traffic between two PCs, offering this protection to Yahoo! Messenger and MSN Messenger users.

* Increased Data Privacy with File Vault: BitDefender's File Vault provides a secured storage space for personal information or sensitive files kept locally in a user's computer, and data is encrypted making this stored data invulnerable to theft or to a security breach.

* Improved Integrated Online Security: BitDefender Total Security 2009 provides users a full range of proactive protection technologies for secure everyday online activities such as banking, shopping, browsing or socializing. Web, email and Instant messaging traffic are now scanned in real-time for viruses, spyware, phishing and identity theft attempts.

* More control via Home Network Management: BitDefender Total Security 2009 provides home users with the ability to manage the security of every PC in a home network from a single location. BitDefender software from other computers in the network can be remotely configured, while tasks such as scans, tune-ups and updates can be scheduled and run.

* Other gamer, power-optimization, usability and firewall improvements: BitDefender Total Security 2009 also features an improved Gamer mode, increased performance with lower consumption of system resources, enhanced usability, and firewall (IDS and IPv6 support) support.
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