Bitdefender has joined the growing number of endpoint-protection vendors releasing consumer-facing products with the release of its new 2018 consumer line, Bitdefender Total Security 2018. The new consumer solutions aim to protect consumers from ransomware attacks like Wannacry and Petya with its nine generations worth of machine learning and artificial intelligence-based technologies that have been premiered and developed since 2008.
The new generation of the Bitdefender’s consumer-facing line introduces a multilayer defense against ransomware, the malware outbreak that’s evading many detection filters and encrypting users’ documents then demanding a ransom to decrypt them. Advanced Threat Defense finds patterns of behavior to detect and block threats while Real Time Protection stops all known threats. As an additional protection, the new Safe Files feature prevents unauthorized alterations to sensitive files.
User privacy, a growing concern among users in an era of state-sponsored espionage, mass data theft and the proliferation of hackers, is enhanced in the latest Bitdefender product line, with features such as Webcam Protection that prevents webcam spying, fending off snoops, blackmailers, and others.
A new Firewall makes it easy for non-tech savvy users to take full advantage of this essential safety feature. Account Privacy for iOS and Android checks if any of your e-mails have been leaked, and may be used in subsequent targeted attacks or for extortion.
“The daily risks to users are more serious now that at any point in history, and Bitdefender is rising to the occasion with its 2018 consumer security product line,” said Bitdefender’s Vice President Consumer Solutions, Ciprian Istrate. “Bitdefender 2018 advances the company’s philosophy of protecting its customers with a layered approach against all major threats, from privacy loss to ransom demands.”