|Key people||Florin Talpeş (CEO)|
Bitdefender is an antivirus software suite developed by Romania-based software company Softwin. It was launched in November 2001, and is in its 17th build version. The 2014 version was launched on June 26, 2013, and it includes several protection and performance enhancements such as Search Advisor, Performance Optimizer and PHOTON technology.
The Bitdefender products feature antivirus and antispyware, personal firewall, privacy control, user control and backup for corporate and home users. PC Tuneup and Performance Optimizer are available in the Total Security Suite New BitDefender technology included in 2014 version called "PHOTON" (17th) improved detection and add wallet option to save passwords, lighter scan and computer performance in the 2014 version.
Bitdefender competes in the antivirus industry against Avira, BullGuard, F-Secure, FRISK, Kaspersky, McAfee, Panda Security, Sophos, Symantec and Trend Micro among others.