Acunetix And Bitdefender Team Up To Protect Websites From Malware

New Acunetix service now integrates Bitdefender to instantly detect malware and allows for easy removal

August 3, 2012

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London, UK, August 2, 2012 - Acunetix (, developer of leading website security scanning software, today announced that it has teamed up with Bitdefender(r) (, the award-winning provider of innovative internet security solutions, to allow users of WebsiteDefender ( to benefit from having their website scanned by Bitdefender's comprehensive malware detection technology.

With approximately 3 million reported incidents of web malware discovered daily, more and more people are turning to WebsiteDefender. WebsiteDefender is an online service that scans websites for malware (, monitors for web vulnerabilities and provides automated daily backups. This helps prevent websites getting hacked or blacklisted by Google.

Bitdefender's industry leading malware technology is one of the most robust and comprehensive within the website security industry. By checking the website with Bitdefender anti-malware technology, WebsiteDefender users now have additional website security and peace of mind.

"Our partnership with Bitdefender will allow us to offer a complete malware scanning solution within WebsiteDefender, an industry first. Coupled with its innovative backup feature, WebsiteDefender provides malware detection and easy removal. WebsiteDefender further establishes itself as the leading website security monitoring service, allowing users to secure their web presence against malware and hackers without the need for advanced security know-how," said Nick Galea, CEO of Acunetix.

"We are confident that a multiple award-winning technology with a long-standing tradition in leading the way in terms of proactive data protection is a strong asset for any WebsiteDefender user," said Peter Laakkonen, Bitdefender's General Manager of OEM and Technology Licensing. "This partnership is an excellent addition to the Bitdefender OEM portfolio that caters to all website owners' data security and business protection needs."

Start Protecting Your Website Against Malware Today

Get a free malware scan for your website or blog by signing up for a free WebsiteDefender account at Upgrade to WebsiteDefender Pro to have your website scanned daily for malware against the Bitdefender database. For a step-by-step on how to get started, visit

About WebsiteDefender WebsiteDefender is an online security service developed by Acunetix, a pioneer in web security and the developer of Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner. WebsiteDefender monitors websites and blogs for hacker activity, detects web malware and vulnerabilities. It audits website security and providers the user with easy to understand solutions that ensures website security. For more information please visit and 'Like' our Facebook page at

About Acunetix Acunetix was founded in 2004 to combat the alarming rise in web attacks and is now a market leader in web application security technology. Its flagship product, Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner (WVS), is designed to replicate a hacker's methodology to find dangerous vulnerabilities like SQL Injection and Cross-Site Scripting before hackers do. Acunetix Customers ( include the Pentagon, the London Stock Exchange, Cisco, NASA, the US Air Force, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and many more. For more information visit and 'Like' the Acunetix Facebook Page at

About BitDefender(r) OEM BitDefender has become a preferred choice for leading Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), hardware vendors, service providers, and marketing companies worldwide, who want to license content security technology and implement them within their products. More information about BitDefender and its OEM products are available at the company's OEM solutions portal.

About Bitdefender(r) Bitdefender is the creator of one of the industry's fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified internet security software. Since 2001, Bitdefender has been an industry pioneer, introducing and developing award-winning protection technologies. Every day, Bitdefender secures the digital experience of tens of millions of home and corporate users across the globe. Bitdefender solutions are distributed by a global network of value-added distribution and reseller partners in countries across the world.

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