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Bitdefender Partners With Tech Data to Bring Virtualization to the StreamOne Solutions Store

Security for Virtualized Environments Becomes First Virtualization Security Product Available in StreamOne(TM) Solutions Store (June 13, 2012)

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA and WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 06/13/12 -- Gartner Security Summit -- Bitdefender today announced that Security for Virtualized Environments (SVE) is now available in Tech Data's StreamOne™ Solutions Store, an end-to-end supply chain platform that revolutionizes how the channel sells and distributes software and cloud-based services. With SVE by Bitdefender, Tech Data's channel of more than 60,000 U.S. resellers has immediate access to security technology specifically designed for virtualized environments. VARs are able to select Bitdefender's enterprise technology directly from the StreamOne Solutions Store to include in an overall end-to-end offering or to sell as a single solution to customers.

Addressing the enterprise market need
As enterprises turn to more cost-efficient platforms in virtualization and cloud technologies, protecting valuable data with traditional security impedes application and system performance. The Bitdefender SVE solution was built specifically to sustain unique performance in these environments.

What this represents for VARs
Now VARs that utilize StreamOne can help their customers reduce the financial, logistical and performance costs associated with traditional security approaches with 'ready-built' technology. By incorporating Bitdefender SVE into the overall security posture, organizations ranging from SMBs to large-scale enterprise deployments now have full protection on all major platforms and operating systems, including VMware vShield 5 Endpoint™, XenServer® and Citrix XenDesktop®, Microsoft Hyper-V, other virtualization platforms and integration with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

"Bitdefender's inclusion in the StreamOne Solutions Store allows VARs instant access to security technology designed exclusively for virtualized environments. We've found that those who attempt to use traditional security approaches in these environments are having performance breakdowns as they ramp up virtual users and machines. This runs counter to the very systems that were to supposed to bring them improved consolidation ratios," said Robert Krauss, Director Enterprise Sales and Alliances, North America, Bitdefender. "Security for Virtualized Environments by Bitdefender provides VARs of all sizes the enterprise-level security choices to help their customers gain top performance and returns on their technology investments."


"Our top priority is to provide our resellers with best-in-class technology for the latest IT environments," said Stacy Nethercoat, Vice President of Software Product Marketing. "Virtualization is a rapidly growing technology platform that allows organizations to benefit from flexible and cost effective IT environments, and partners like Bitdefender help ensure that resellers have the proper tools and solutions to help protect their customers' investments."

About Tech Data
Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 125,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. Tech Data generated $26.5 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2012, and is ranked 109th on the Fortune 500®. To learn more, visit www.techdata.com.

About Bitdefender
Bitdefender is a global security technology company that delivers solutions in more than 200 countries through a network of value-added alliances, distributors and reseller partners. Since 2001, Bitdefender has consistently produced award-winning business and consumer security technology, and is a leading security provider in virtualization and cloud technologies. Through R&D, alliances and partnership teams, Bitdefender has elevated the highest standards of security excellence in both its number-one-ranked technology and its strategic alliances with the world's leading virtualisation and cloud technology providers. For more information please visit www.bitdefender.com/business

For media inquiries, contact:
Kathryn Schwab
Bitdefender
+1-613-858-4407
kschwab@bitdefender.com


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