By creating tools and services that will provide the first alerts to possible identity theft, ID Watchdog and BitDefender will empower consumers to play a more active role in defending their online identity.
"We are committed to continuing to offer our customers new ways to protect their personal information," said Florin Talpes, CEO, BitDefender. "This partnership with ID Watchdog is right in line with this commitment. Working together with the ID Watchdog team, we will be able to offer new features that will provide added levels of security to our customers that our competitors don't have."
As part of the agreement, ID Watchdog's identity monitoring and preservation tools will be integrated into the BitDefender Internet Security solution. Once the product integration is complete, BitDefender customers will be able to routinely monitor for critical changes in their credit report with credit alerts distributed directly through the BitDefender application at no additional cost.
"As a leading provider of security software, BitDefender is an ideal partner for us," said Michael Greene, CEO, ID Watchdog. "We believe that it is increasingly important for consumers to look beyond just their computers for protection and we are working with industry leaders that have the vision and technology to make this happen."
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.
Recently, the company has won a range of key independent recommendations in the US, UK and across Europe, including ConsumerSearch, Which?, Stiftung Warentest and Taenk. BitDefender antivirus technology has also finished top in leading industry tests from both AV Test and AV-Comparatives. More information about BitDefender and its products is available from the company's security solutions press room. Additionally, BitDefender publishes Malware City providing the latest updates on security threats and helping users stay informed in the everyday battle against malware. For more information please visit www.BitDefender.com
About ID Watchdog
ID Watchdog and its partners provide consumers with identity monitoring and preservation tools that provide the only real protection against identity theft: active knowledge about your online identity. Using these tools, consumers watch their credit reports and receive warnings about significant changes as first alerts to possible identity theft. ID Watchdog and its partners empower consumers to play a role in defending their online identity by remaining vigilant about changes to and inaccuracies in their credit reports and resolving any issues that do arise with the help of personal information agents.
ID Watchdog (TSX.V: IDW, OTC: IDWAF) was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. All of the Company's services have been developed with input from industry experts; national consumer advocacy groups; federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies; consumer protection agencies; and adhere to guidelines published by the Consumer Federation of America. For more information, please visit www.IDWatchdog.com.