Aug 17 2020

Review: Protect Higher Education With Bitdefender

Boost remote classroom security with robust, high-value anti-virus software.

The education sector is a­ ­­target-rich environment for cyberattacks. Education records contain a wealth of information that pays dividends for hackers on the dark web and often leads to secondary crimes.

Exacerbating the danger for the education system is the ongoing pandemic. The number of malware attacks committed each day has dramatically risen, with attackers hoping to exploit new vulnerabilities, particularly those created by the influx of newly remote students, faculty and workers.

Normally bundled with other solutions, Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2020 offers threat detection that thwarts malware attacks of all kinds, from the most basic to the most sophisticated. I tested Antivirus Plus 2020 by infecting laptops, iOS and Android devices with a host of viruses. I also visited several sites well known to be fake. At every step, Antivirus Plus 2020 was able to stop infections and remediate each attempted breach.

Bitdefender

Detect Threats With Impressive Speed

Bitdefender’s multilayered approach easily eliminates known malware, while also monitoring for behavior that might ­indicate advanced threats such as ransomware.

The ransomware protection includes a separate feature that safeguards all documents from unauthorized encryption. In conjunction with the Advanced Threat Defense module, Bitdefender protects all important files from encryption by ransomware at a level that also mitigates attacks and recovers damages in near real time.

Bitdefender also quickly works against everything from spyware and viruses to zero-day exploits, worms, Trojans and rootkits.

At the network level, Bitdefender provides threat protection through new cyberthreat intelligence technologies that also block sophisticated exploits, such as botnet-related URL attacks and brute force incursions.

This capability is further complemented by an advanced threat defense using behavioral detection to closely monitor active applications. As soon as Bitdefender detects anything suspicious, it stops that behavior and prevents the spread of any potential infection.