Bitdefender is a computer security company that provides antivirus protection and security enhancement for personal computers and business. Its products include antivirus programs, anti-spyware tools, privacy control, personal firewall and backup for home users and corporates.

About the company

Bitdefender was founded in 2001 by a Romanian software company called SoftWin. It later grew to become a global company offering intelligent data updating without user’s intervention. It integrates an internal browser that scans downloaded files and monitors file behaviour.

Bitdefender offers a range of antivirus and security products for home users and businesses. Home edition products support various operating systems including Microsoft Windows, Windows Mobile, Symbian OS, iOS and Mac OS X. Business editions, on the other hand, support other operating systems such as FreeBSD, Solaris and Linux. The product features antivirus protection, firewall monitoring, anti-spyware and email-spam blocking, tune-up, backup and parental control. The latest release of Bit defender total security includes features such as identity theft protection, device anti-theft control, online storage, safe shopping, device anti-theft and Facebook guardian. http://www.bitdefender.com/ provides few basic online scan for new users.

For businesses, Bitdefender offers a variety of products including cloud-based security for small offices, endpoint security, MPS security, and virtualization. The company also provides Gravityzone security for large enterprises.

Bit defender has an application called safego for protecting online community members for various types of spams and threats. It scans contents posed on the social-media wall of the user and detects any possible threats.