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Technology Partnerships with Red Hat and Novell
Confirms Compatibility with Linux Operating Systems

BitDefender’s Security for Mail Servers and BitDefender Security for Samba have been approved for compliance with Red Hat’s (NYSE: RHT) and Novell’s (Nasdaq: NOVL) Linux operating systems.

This compliance ensures current and future users that BitDefender’s security solutions are compatible on Red Hat Enterprise Linux as well as Novell’s SuSE Linux Enterprise Server. Under the agreements, BitDefender Security for Mail Servers and BitDefender Security for Samba will be available on Red Hat’s ISV catalog and on Novell’s Technology Partners website.

BitDefender Security for Mail Servers brings together antivirus, antispyware, antispam, and antiphishing engines that secure the mail traffic of companies and service providers. Compatible with the majority of existing e-mail platforms, the product offers reliable proactive protection against newly emerging malware and against attempts to steal confidential and valuable data.

BitDefender Security for Samba provides antivirus and antispyware protection for Samba network shares. By scanning all accessed files for known and unknown malware it keeps network users safe and it helps comply with data protection regulations. The product is highly flexible as the open source BitDefender vfs module can be compiled against any Samba version.

“Red Hat and Novell are the two largest Linux distributors in the world,” said Alexandru Balan, Linux product manager, BitDefender. “Through these new technology partnerships, BitDefender is now a preferred provider of security solutions for the Linux community.”

“We have designed our software to be fully POSIX compliant, automatically integrating with all the most popular mail servers and packaged for all the major Linux distributors, as well as FreeBSD,” Balan added. “Gaining approval from Novell and Red Hat further assures our customers that BitDefender is committed to making compliance a top priority.”

About BitDefender®

BitDefender is a leading global provider of security solutions that satisfy the protection requirements of today's computing environment. The company offers one of the industry's fastest and most effective lines of security software, setting new standards for threat prevention, timely detection and mitigation. BitDefender delivers products and services to over 41 million home and corporate users in more than 180 countries. BitDefender has offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain and Romania. Further information about BitDefender can be obtained by visiting: http://www.bitdefender.co.uk

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Mike Ottewell
MJO Associates for BitDefender UK
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Nick Billington
BitDefender Country Manager
(UK and Ireland)
Tel:08451305096
E-mail:nbillington@bitdefender.co.uk
Fax:- 0845 130 5069

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