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Tested against its rivals, BitDefender Security for Mail Servers comes out on top with the lowest false positive rate

BitDefender’s business network product, BitDefender Security for Mail Servers has earned a VB Spam Gold award in Virus Bulletin’s first ‘live’ anti-spam comparative review. When compared to alternative commercial products BitDefender Security for Mail Servers had the lowest false positive rate. The tests were conducted on a new SuSE10 Linux installation as an extension to the Postfix Mail Transfer Agent (MTA).

Virus Bulletin’s Anti-Spam Comparative Review put six different anti-spam products through a series of tests, checking both spam catch and false positive rates. Each test set consisted of 1,677 legitimate (ham) emails and 24,320 spam emails. VB Spam Gold awards were presented to products whose spam catch rate was at least 77.02 percent along with a false positive rate under 5.68. The rates for BitDefender Security for Mail Servers were much higher than the average – as they were 84.20 percent (SC rate) and 1.49 percent (FP rate).

Virus Bulletin is recognised as one of the leading specialist publications in the field of viruses and related malware. Virus Bulletin's anti-spam test used a live email stream to expose all products being tested to the same email in real-time. The tests measured a products' spam catch rate and false positive rate with certifications awarded to products that achieved or exceeded predefined benchmarks in both measurements.

Commenting on the award, Bogdan Dumitru, BitDefender’s chief technology officer said, “We put BitDefender products through tests, like Virus Bulletin’s, to ensure we are consistently not only keeping up with the competition, but also staying ahead of the pack.

“Tests like these allow us to understand what needs to be improved so BitDefender is able to provide customers with the best proactive protection again spam and all other e-threats.”

BitDefender Security for Mail Servers brings together proactive antivirus, antispyware, antispam, antiphishing, content and attachment filtering technologies to secure the mail traffic of companies and service providers.

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About BitDefender®

BitDefender is the creator of one of the industry's fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified security software. Since its inception in 2001, BitDefender has continued to raise the bar and set new standards in proactive threat prevention. Every day, BitDefender protects tens of millions of home and corporate users across the globe — giving them the peace of mind of knowing that their digital experiences will be secure. BitDefender solutions are distributed by a global network of value-added distribution and reseller partners in more than 100 countries worldwide. More information about BitDefender and its products are available at the company’s security solutions press room. Additionally, BitDefender’s provides background and the latest updates on security threats helping users stay informed in the everyday battle against malware.

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Contact details:

Mike Ottewell
MJO PR for BitDefender UK
Tel: 01538 361217

Nick Billington
BitDefender Country Manager
(UK and Ireland)
Fax:- 0845 130 5069

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