Friday, November 12, 2004

“Virus Bulletin 100 %” Award for AntiVir®

Tettnang, 15 November 2004 – The German security expert H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH is awarded in November with the “Virus Bulletin 100%” Award for the full detection in the AntiVir Windows Server of all “In the Wild” viruses. The enterprise is herewith entitled to have the Virus Bulletin 100% logo as a quality seal for the duration of one year on its product packages. The latest detection underlines the cross-system competence of H+BEDV together with the earlier awards in the categories Linux and Windows XP.

The virus detection rate of 25 products for Windows 2003 Server was examined in the current comparison test of the “Virus Bulletin”, the most popular professional journal for virus protection and security world-wide. The installed virus protection programs can detect “on access” and “on demand” a maximum of all “In the Wild” viruses. The so called “ItW”-viruses are such harmful programs that currently pose a threat. In October 2004 there were 361 in total. The AntiVir detection rate amounted to 100% in both tested categories.

AntiVir for Windows Server examines each single file operation “on access” before gaining access to a file in the background. The administrator can furthermore start direct searches with the help of a control program “on demand” or install updates. This protection is especially important for enterprise networks, because servers play an exponent role here. They take care of the permanent data availability and grant the smooth operation of the central applications. Files, which were infected, can spread into the entire network and cause huge damage of an unprotected system from this location.

H+BEDV convinced the “Virus Bulletin” in comparison tests for Red Hat Linux 9 and Windows XP in April and June and obtained the quality seal of the specialist journal. In addition to this, the AntiVir Professional Edition owns the testing certificate of the TÜV Saarland for the 100% detection of all “In the Wild” viruses since May 2004. The bases of this certificate are the principles of IT-security after the basic protection manual of the federal agency for security in information technology (BSI) and the present status of technology and science. Independent and renowned institutions abroad have over and over again confirmed the non-stop high quality level of the H+BEDV products’. The enterprise manifests its position, because of being awarded again as professional provider of cross-system business security solutions.

About H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH

H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH has been a specialized manufacturer of cross-system business security solutions since 1988. Its clients include leading national and international enterprises, both for-profit and non-profit, as well as various educational institutions and public entities.

H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH's core objective is to continuously close security gaps in its customers' business-critical applications and thereby secure the value chain.

In addition to its extensive product portfolio for Microsoft Windows systems, the company is a growing technological leader in the growth market for Linux operating systems. H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH already offers high-performance solutions for file servers, Web servers, mail servers and workstations.

In 2004, the AntiVir scanner was awarded the Virus Bulletin 100% Award several times. In addition, it is currently certified by the German quality assurance authority TÜV.

In addition to its own distribution channels, H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH has a comprehensive network of resellers in Europe and throughout the world. Furthermore, the company also works closely with the German federal agency for security in information technology (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik, BSI).

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H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH
Detlef Langrock
Lindauer Straße 21
88069 Tettnang, Germany
Tel: +49 (0) 7542-500 0
Fax: +49 (0) 7542-525 10

About Avira

Avira protects people in the connected world – enabling everyone to manage, secure, and improve their digital lives. The Avira umbrella covers a portfolio of security and performance applications for Windows, Android, Mac, and iOS. In addition, the reach of our protective technologies extends through OEM partnerships. Our security solutions consistently achieve best-in-class results in independent tests for detection, performance, and usability. Avira is a privately-owned company that employs 500 people. Its headquarters are near Lake Constance, in Tettnang, Germany, and the company has additional offices in Romania, India, Singapore, China, Japan & the United States. A portion of Avira's sales support the Auerbach Foundation, which assists education, children, and families in need. For more information about Avira visit