Overview

Bitdefender is an antivirus and Romanian cybersecurity software company founded by Florin Tales in 2001. The company offers endpoint security software, cybersecurity services, and antivirus software services. In 2017 the  bitdefender software is known to be used by over 500 million individuals worldwide and was ranked as third in the global anti-malware Windows application. Bitdefender box is designed to protect home products by blocking all malicious internet traffic and the windows based protection includes total security, family pack options, internet security and antivirus products while PC’s are monitored constantly for suspicious program behavior.

One of the most famed sides to Bitdefender’s antispam product range is NeuNet, a program which filters a series of spam messages, recognizes new spam messages and similarities in messages. New technology was introduced in 2006 and bitdefender B-HAVE was based on behavioral analysis, while 2009 saw the Active Virus Control feature was introduced and in 2014 PHOTON technology was added to visibly improves performance and system speed.

Value

Several bitdefender products are available with the free 30-day full trial version and includes the 2018 bitdefender security package that protects iOS, Mac OS, Android and Windows devices against ransomware, privacy invasion and other threats. The family pack offers protection for the entire family and its 2018 internet security offers the most effective security solution to completely protect private information. The antivirus for Mac, and Plus 2018 is also available on a 30-day trial bases as well as the security for Vista & XP package offering top-quality protection for dated Windows. Antivirus protection with bitdefender starts from around $40.00 per annum giving users access to award-winning products across all platforms.

Customer support

Bitdefender offers support via a home user support system as well as a business support center and users enjoy support twenty-four hours a day every day. To get into contact with a supports expert users can email support, use live chat, connect with other users and experts via the forums in several different languages or use the long list of telephone numbers manned by agents around the clock. Several dedicated numbers are offered for Japan, United Kingdom, United States, Romania, New Zealand, Italia, Canada, Brazil and Australian users as well as a worldwide number.

Features

Since 2011 bitdefender have won several antivirus awards and won its first CRN Security Product of the Year award. In 2012 and 2013 it won the Best AV-Test Protection Annual award and in Jan 2016 the PC Mag award for excellence. Features offered in the Total Security Bitdefender package includes secure shop, bank, and surf on Windows devices, absolute Mac protection, intelligent cross-platform antivirus protection that removes and detect spreading malicious content. Backup protection free systems from hijacker programs, adware and browser add-ons, while the anti-phishing system scans and warns users against fraudulent pages.

The ultra-fast automatic protection feature offers fast scanning to improve speed and performance while recently added features include parental advisor and safe files. Bitdefender is certified as Nutanix AHV ready, VMware, Citrix, Windows 10 and OPSWAT interoperability ready. Bitdefender security news section offered on the official site includes updates on the latest business insights, new data protection regulation changes and announce new launches as well as discoveries via bitdefender lab.