PromiseMark Includes BitdDefender in its Virus Protection Plan

December 05, 2002 – Fairfax, Virginia – PromiseMark, the premier provider of Internet and data related protection plans, announced today the inclusion of SOFTWIN’s award-winning BitDefenderâ„? Professional product in certain of its Internet Protection Plans.

PromiseMark’s service plans provide computer users peace of mind against destructive viruses, data loss and damage caused by hackers and identity theft. If a virus plan-holder’s computer is attacked by a destructive virus, PromiseMark repairs it at no charge to the member. Virus Plan solutions from PromiseMark, that include BitDefenderâ„? Professional, will be available in USA, Canada and UK, providing complete virus protection for a users’ computer.

“PromiseMark is very excited about our new partnership with SOFTWIN” said Bernie Brenner, President and CEO of PromiseMark. “I know that our customers are going to see tremendous value when using BitDefenderâ„? as part of the suite of PromiseMark Internet Protection Plans. Particularly impressive to PromiseMark was the fact that EuroCase and the European Commission recognized BitDefenderâ„? Professional as a “groundbreaking innovation in the Information Society”. BitDefenderâ„? solutions have been initially recognized for their friendliness and further were demonstrated to be very effective in matters of data protection and confidentiality”.

“Because PromiseMark takes a service-oriented focus to virus protection, it perfectly matches our corporate orientation to have a close relationship with our customers”, said Daniel Ionescu, Data Security Division Manager at SOFTWIN. “We are very confident in our partner’s approach and know this partnership will enhance BitDefender product positioning”, concluded Mr. Ionescu.

Besides its inclusion in the PromiseMark Virus Protection Plan, BitDefenderâ„? Professional will also be incorporated in certain PromiseMark Hacker and Identity Theft Protection Plans, offering comprehensive Firewall protection that assists in stopping hackers and identity thieves.

How PromiseMark helps – The PromiseGuard Virus Protection Plan
PromiseMark’s Virus Protection Plan provides one-of-a-kind comprehensive anti-virus protection and recovery services designed for consumers and small businesses alike. PromiseMark plans give customers the freedom to use the Internet without the worry of infection from one of the 60,000 plus viruses currently plaguing e-mail users and Web-surfers. In certain distribution channels, the Virus Protection Plan currently includes BitDefenderâ„? Professional software along with online and telephone technical support, and repair for computers damaged by viruses at PromiseMark’s 7,000+ repair center network. Additionally, plan holders receive VIRUS-911 Alerts, warning of severe new viruses sent directly to their email, cell phone, pager or PDAs. In addition, Plan-holders have access to an online Virus Resource Center where protection and prevention tips are available 24×7.

About PromiseMarkâ„?:
PromiseMark is the market leader in providing both preventive and recovery services to Internet Users. PromiseMark’s innovative Plans offer the ultimate defense against viruses, hackers, identity theft, data loss and computer damage. PromiseMark combines industry leading security software with comprehensive technical telephone and online support, Fraud Resolution Services, data recovery, and repair service at more than 7,000 service centers. PromiseMark’s business alliances include several of the world’s largest and most trusted names in computer utilities, consumer electronics, claims administration and underwriting. Founded in 1997, PromiseMark ( is a privately held company based in Fairfax, Virginia USA.

Founded in 1990, SOFTWIN ( is a European leading provider of PC software and services. The company has developed and applied cutting-edge technologies in over 3000 software applications and data conversion projects for clients in the United States and Europe. BitDefender (, its flagship product, is only the third anti-virus product in the world to receive ICSA certification for Windows XP and the first to be awarded for innovation by the European Commission and Academies. SOFTWIN is headquartered in Bucharest, Romania, and employs more than 450.

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