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Bitdefender Builds New Partnership with Emsisoft for Increased Malware Protection

29, 2012

The #1 Ranked Antivirus Technology Gets Chosen for Its Performance


Bitdefender®, the award-winning provider of innovative antivirus solutions, announced a partnership with Emsisoft, a private company that delivers virus detection and protection for more than 6 million home and business users worldwide.

As the number of sophisticated viruses, Trojans, spyware, keyloggers and rootkits increases, Austria-based Emsisoft chose to reinforce its software protection with Bitdefender award-winning technologies.

The industry-leading antivirus engine has been added to the Emsisoft Anti-Malware system and to the Emsisoft Emergency Kit, a fully portable virus scanner whose popularity gives the company more than one per cent of the global market share in the scanning segment.

“We replaced the previous scan engine from another company with Bitdefender because Bitdefender has far fewer false positives, a smooth working online update mechanism and of course one of the best detection rates,”said Emsisoft CEO Christian Mairoll. Combining Bitdefender’s premium technologies with our own detection system will protect our users, no matter how dangerous or sophisticated are the malware threats.”

“Bitdefender is very pleased to partner with Emsisoft to enable it to provide high quality and top-notch protection against all e-threats for its users worldwide.said Peter Laakkonen, Bitdefender’s General Manager of OEM and Technology Licensing. “This new partnership is yet another endorsement for the leadership of BitDefender technology amongst the antivirus and security software vendors


About Emsisoft

Emsisoft's ambition is to produce and market the best anti-virus software for personal and commercial users. The rapidly growing company is a leading European supplier of behavioral analysis technology for detecting damaging software such as Viruses, Trojans, Spyware, Keyloggers and other Malware. Over 6 million users worldwide make use of Emsisoft products.

The company was founded in 2003 by Christian Mairoll, realizing his vision of a virtual company: The 20 company employees are distributed all over the world but work together as if they are sitting together in a real office. Emsisoft was commended with the Austrian "Constantinus" IT prize in 2005 for this innovative business management concept. 

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About Bitdefender®
Bitdefender is a global security technology company that delivers solutions in more than 200 countries through a network of value-added alliances, distributors and reseller partners. Since 2001, Bitdefender has consistently produced award-winning business and consumer security technology, and is a leading security provider in virtualization and cloud technologies. Through R&D, alliances and partnership teams, Bitdefender has elevated the highest standards of security excellence in both its number-one-ranked technology and its strategic alliances with the world's leading virtualization and cloud technology providers.

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.