February 14, 2006

BitDefender Announces Crash & Win Winners

BitDefender writes "BitDefender™, an award-winning provider of antivirus software and data security solutions, today announced the winners of its Crash and Win Contest, which invited Linux enthusiasts and professionals to crash test the Beta version of BitDefender Mail Protection for Enterprises, BitDefender’s new antivirus and antispam solution for Linux e-mail servers. Dino Dragovic, from Osijek, Croatia, won first place and will receive 1,024 German beers and a trip to BitDefender’s corporate headquarters in Romania, where he will tour Count Dracula’s favorite haunts and attend meetings with the BitDefender development team and other local luminaries.

Dragovic, the most thorough beta tester, uncovered the most reproducible bugs since the contest was announced in November. In addition to a trip to Romania and over 1,000 beers, Dragovic won an Apple iPod and docking station. Second place winners, Ben Galliart and Andreas Roedl, from the United States, each received an Apple iPod and docking station. Third place winners Siao Tan from Malayesia and Karl Lattimer from the United Kingdom, also each received an Apple iPod for their efforts.

“We are very pleased with the results of the Crash and Win Contest,” said Alexandru Balan, product manager for BitDefender’s UNIX based security solutions. “By opening up the testing process to the general public, we have prepared BitDefender Mail Protection for Enterprises to take on the most demanding security threats so that we can provide our customers with the most powerful mail protection software available today. Expect more contests like this one from BitDefender in the future; not only is it fun, but it bodes well for our customers and our future cooperation with the open source community at large.”

Further information on BitDefender Email and Groupware Solutions, please visit: http://www.bitdefender.com/site/Products/showSolut ions/3/Email_Groupware.html.

About BitDefender™

BitDefender is a leading provider of security solutions that satisfy the protection requirements of today's computing environment. The company offers the industry’s fastest and most effective line of anti-virus and email security defense, setting new standards for timely threat detection and for simple installation, use and updates. BitDefender delivers effective threat management for over 41 million home and corporate users in more than 100 countries. BitDefender is a division of SOFTWIN and is headquartered in Bucharest, Romania, with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Toronto, Ontario; Tettnang, Germany; and Barcelona, Spain. Further information about BitDefender can be obtained by visiting: http://www.bitdefender.com/us."

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