26 September 2018


Submitted by Sasha Endemann

Bitdefender’s new 2019 consumer security product line aggressively raises the bar on industry standards. The newest consumer line stops cybercriminals before they attack, sniffs them out based on their behaviour, and protects customers from all angles.

Available to Southern Africa reseller and retail partners from middle Q4 of 2018, the Bitdefender 2019 product line offers renewed peace of mind with innovations such as Network Threat Prevention that provides in-depth monitoring of systems, searching for avenues of attack to prevent exploitation of vulnerabilities.   

Network Threat Prevention also detects, and blocks brute-force attempts, prevents devices from being compromised in botnet attacks and keeps sensitive information from unencrypted web forms. 

The Bitdefender 2019 consumer security product line’s Ransomware Remediation technology offer critical defence against the rapid spread of online crime. This new technology defends users against zero-day ransomware attacks – it identifies ransomware-behaviour and automatically backs up and restores files, rendering the encryption from ransomware useless. 

“Bitdefender has been at the forefront of the online security industry since its inception, taking big strides forward with each new generation of products,” says Bitdefender’s Vice President Consumer Solutions, Ciprian Istrate.

“With our latest consumer line, we are taking protection to new levels. We’re protecting people’s daily online lives using technology that only a short while ago was a security strategist’s seemingly impossible dream.“With the 2019 line, Bitdefender adopts a more pro-active role as your Security Advisor, a completely new approach to Autopilot technology that evolves from the silent partner that takes care of things to a security advisor that helps users discover how they can benefit from additional security features depending on their specific needs”, he adds.

 “The Bitdefender 2019 consumer security product line offers a truly robust, state-of-the-art security solution that protects consumers against today’s most vicious attacks.  It runs silently in the background ensuring that you can continue without your daily task without falling prey to an increasingly sophisticated cybercriminal environment,” says Christelle Fensham, channel manager at Black Castle Technologies, official Bitdefender country partner for consumer products. 

Bitdefender 2019 also brings major advances to its Advanced Threat Defense, which closely monitors active apps for suspicious behaviour, ready to take instant action to prevent infection. Improvements in Web Attack Prevention, Bitdefender’s web filtering technology, ensures users never land on a harmful website; it informs users whether search results are safe before they click on the link.   

Advanced Anti-Phishing technology sniffs and blocks websites that masquerade as a legitimate site to steal passwords or credit card numbers, Anti-Fraud warns users of websites that might want to scam them.  Bitdefender Safe Files prevents unauthorised changes to users’ most important files. 

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About Bitdefender
Bitdefender is a global security technology company that provides cutting edge end-to-end cyber security solutions and advanced threat protection to more than 500 million users in more than 150 countries. Since 2001, Bitdefender has consistently produced award-winning business and consumer security technology, and is a provider of choice in both hybrid infrastructure security and endpoint protection. Through R&D, alliances and partnerships, Bitdefender is trusted to be ahead and deliver robust security you can rely on. More information is available at http://www.bitdefender.com. 

Issued by: Black Castle Technologies

Contact: Sasha Endemann
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