BitDefender was launched in 2001. It develops software products to guard against viruses and other such threats, enhancing web security. It has become a presence throughout the world with offices spanning the UK, USA, Germany, France and Spain, along with strategic partnerships elsewhere in the world. Within eight years of the company’s launch, BitDefender was offering web protection to millions of users around the world, having set up trusted use of its technology with household names like IBM and Virgin Media. In 2011, BitDefender was voted as being the Number 1 choice for web security by three of the key independent testing organizations in the world.