Bitdefender Professional Was Selected As “The Product Of The Year 2002”

CHIP – Computer & Communications Magazine’s readers acknowledged BitDefender Professional as “The Product of the Year 2002”

December 18, 2002 – Bucharest, Romania “Romania CHIP Awards 2002” have been decided by readers vote, objectively screening the satisfaction degree of the IT&C users. In the category “Security software”, the competition was unmistakably dominated by BitDefenderâ„? Professional v.6.4, this product triumphing over other 9 from the competitor products.

From the 3284 respondents to CHIP Magazine’s poll, 32.5% considered that BitDefenderâ„? Professional has achieved the proposed criteria. These were:

1. Known brand / producer
2. Good correlation between price and quality
3. Good services
4. Easy to use
5. Cutting-edge technologies
6. Quality
7. Reputation of the brand / producer
8. Good tests results.

“The prize awarded by CHIP Magazine, as it was designated by readers vote, reveals the BitDefender customers’ satisfaction degree and confirms the value of the services offered by our experts”, Daniel Ionescu, Data Security Division Manager at SOFTWIN declared at the Awards Ceremony. “BitDefender advanced technologies, recently awarded by the European Commission experts for groundbreaking innovation, are now verified by the public reaction and thus receive a vox populi”, concluded Daniel.

Most interesting is that most of the survey participants – 43% – come from the age category of 24-36 years.

For them and for all of the people now celebrating the Winter Holydays, BitDefender now organizes a present campaign: every one of the BitDefenderâ„? Professional buyers will receive another license, as a gift for their friends. “Don’t let your friends socks empty and we will not forget yours!” says the title of the campaign.

For details about BitDefender Christmas offer, please visit

BitDefenderâ„? Professional v. 6.5 now starts at $ 44.95, and a free 30-day trial version may be downloaded from

Please, see for more information on BitDefenderâ„? Professional.

Founded in 1990, SOFTWIN is a leading provider of PC anti-virus software and computer security services. The company has developed and applied cutting-edge technologies in over 500 software applications and more than 2,500 data conversion projects for clients in the United States and Europe. BitDefenderâ„?, its flagship product, is only the third product of its kind in the world to receive ICSA certification for Windows XP and the first to be awarded for groundbreaking innovation by the European Commission and Academies. SOFTWIN is headquartered in Bucharest, Romania, and employs more than 450. Company Website:

About BitDefenderâ„?
The mission of the SOFTWIN’s Data Security Division is to ensure the protection of systems against computer viruses, to do antivirus research, to develop new technologies for monitoring all possible ways to infect a system and, last but not least, to educate the IT public of the danger of computer viruses. Launched as a new brand in November 2001, BitDefenderâ„? now provides security solutions to satisfy the protection requirements of today’s business environment, enabling management of all complex threats that endanger a network, from a small local area to large multi-server, multi-platform WAN’s. Website:

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