Bitdefender BOX Upgrade Identifies Weakest Link in a Home's Defense Against Ransomware, Data Theft, Privacy Invasions

Vulnerability Assessment detects devices that jeopardize your safety; Active Threat Control detects malware based on behavior

Jun 21, 2016, 08:00 ET from Bitdefender

BUCHAREST, Romania, June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Bitdefender BOX, the breakthrough solution that protects all your connected devices, has been upgraded with Vulnerability Assessment, which scans everything in your home to pinpoint weak spots, and Active Threat Control, which stops even never-before-seen malware.

The BOX, which is revolutionizing the way people protect themselves from malware, hackers, ransomware, phishing and other growing threats, recognizes that your network security is only as strong as the weakest link. The new Vulnerability Assessment feature will identify that link to bolster your defenses against data theft, malicious attacks and other intrusions.

Meanwhile, Active Threat Control monitor processes and system events to flag suspicious behavior, thwarting even sophisticated malware yet to be invented. With an estimated 12 million new and variant strains of malware emerging each month, ATC uses machine-learning and behavior-based threat analysis to keep you a level smarter than the criminal masterminds.

Like the BOX itself, labeled `remarkably powerful' by PCMag, the upgrade heightens protection for all the PCs, Macs, wearables, iPhones, iPads, Android or Jolla devices, Wiis and Xboxes, smart TVs, smart fridges and Wi-Fi-enabled devices in a home

"For years, traditional security solutions have been fighting an uphill battle against online criminals," said Ciprian Istrate, Vice President Consumer Solutions at Bitdefender. "With the help of the latest innovations in online security, the BOX changes that - it positions you, the users, at the top of the hill, giving you a permanent strategic advantage. It will give you the intelligence you need to strengthen your weak points, and even malware that has not yet been invented will not make it past your guard."

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