BUCHAREST, ROMANIA--(Marketwire - Aug 8, 2012) - Bitdefender®, the award-winning provider of innovative antivirus solutions, today announced its top-ranking 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 security solutions. Bitdefender scored 17 points of a possible 18 in the rigorous, two-month testing process.
Bitdefender, which also won AV-TEST's prestigious Best Protection 2011 Award, scored a perfect 6 points in the Repair category. The category measures software's performance in cleaning and repairing infected computers. In both the Protection and Usability categories, the product scored a near-perfect 5.5.
"The AV-TEST trials conclude an overwhelmingly positive year of accolades for Bitdefender 2012 products," said Viorel Canja, head of Bitdefender Labs. "This has given us even greater drive to enhance our security prowess for the freshly launched 2013 generation. We are eagerly awaiting new testing of our products."
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. Since 2001, the company has been an industry pioneer, introducing and developing award-winning protection. Today, Bitdefender technology secures the digital experience of around 400 million home and corporate users across the globe.
Recently, the company won a range of key independent recommendations in the US, UK and across Europe, including ConsumerSearch, Stiftung Warentest and Taenk. Bitdefender antivirus technology has also finished top in leading industry tests from both AV Test and AV-Comparatives. More information about Bitdefender's antivirus products is available from the company's security solutions press room. Additionally, Bitdefender publishes the HOTforSecurity blog, a sizzling blend of steamy computer security stories and stimulating visuals that spotlights the seedy underworld of internet fraud, scams, malicious software -- and gossip.