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BitDefender Unveils Antivirus Solution for Smartphones and PDAs


Monday, February 12, 2007; 05:26 AM

BitDefender, an award-winning provider of antivirus software and data security solutions, today unveiled BitDefender Mobile Security, an easy-to-use yet powerful antivirus protection solution for today’s mobile devices.

As the popularity, functionality, and Internet connectivity of smartphones and PDAs continues to rise, so does the threat of viruses infiltrating these hand-held devices and their connected enterprises. As capabilities expand, security is traded for functionality, giving rise to a whole new class of opportunities for malicious attacks. Much like viruses on a computer, viruses on mobile devices can delete files, infect files, send private information from the mobile device, facilitate external attacks and/or drain the battery.

BitDefender Mobile Security provides permanent antivirus protection for mobile devices running Symbian™ 60 and Symbian 80, as well as Microsoft® Windows Mobile™ Pocket PC™ versions 2002 and higher and Windows Mobile Smartphone versions 2002 and higher.

Key features of BitDefender Mobile Security include:

  • Real-time resident antivirus protection – the virus shield runs at start up and continuously monitors the device, preventing the execution of infected files
  • On-demand virus scan – using award-winning BitDefender technologies, BitDefender Mobile Security can check the internal memory, memory card or the entire device, removing malicious files
  • Fast, flexible updates – updates are available by GPRS from the service provider or from an internet-connected PC, enabling a rapid response to virus outbreaks
  • Low resource consumption – engineered for mobility, BitDefender Mobile Security is a light instrument that uses optimized scanning processes to save power
  • Easy to install and use – install directly to the mobile device via a mobile Internet connection or via the PC application with a simple and friendly interface, and no user intervention is required while the product is running
  • Professional technical support – available online by qualified support representatives and by accessing an online database with answers to Frequently Asked Questions

“BitDefender Mobile Security offers mobile users a direct and effortless install, and enables a virus shield at start-up with no user intervention required,” said Carmen Maierean, BitDefender mobile product manager. “Giving our mobile users the ability to run on-demand scans, even inside archives, further enhances the protection status of their mobile devices and quickly establishes BitDefender Mobile Security as one of the most powerful mobile security solutions available.”

BitDefender Mobile Security is available immediately for purchase from BitDefender’s corporate site. A 30-day evaluation version is also available for download. Anyone purchasing BitDefender Mobile Security online through March 31, 2007 will receive a 33% discount.

For fast and simple browsing of BitDefender’s corporate site from mobile devices, BitDefender encourages mobile users to visit its new mobile portal site: www.bitdefender.mobi.

About BitDefender®

BitDefender is a leading global provider of security solutions that satisfy the protection requirements of today's computing environment. The company offers one of the industry's fastest and most effective lines of security software, setting new standards for threat prevention, timely detection and mitigation. BitDefender delivers products and services to over 41 million home and corporate users in more than 180 countries. BitDefender has offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain and Romania. Further information about BitDefender can be obtained by visiting: http://www.bitdefender.com.



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