BitDefender Fights Piracy Campaign in the Philippines

Pasig City, Metro Manila Philippines (PressExposure) November 17, 2008 -- Finally, Filipino students can now own original anti-virus software for their personal computers without the high prices.

BitDefender®, a global provider of anti-virus software and data security solutions is announcing its biggest academic program of the year, which will be held in the first phase in Manila. The BitDefender Fights Piracy Campaign is set to increase the students’ awareness of a security software need and to help build-up the anti-piracy awareness through seminars held on school premises by a BitDefender representative visiting the Philippines on November 2008.

Participating colleges and universities this year for the campaign include the De La Salle College of Saint Benilde, University of Santo Tomas (Faculty of Engineering), Asia Pacific College, and Manila Central University.

BitDefender complements the educational side of this campaign with an amnesty contribution by introducing student-friendly prices on its newly-launched v2009 product line. This move directly addresses the problem of students using and purchasing pirated anti-virus software due to lack of budget or money.

“BitDefender is proud to partner with the universities in the region in their commitment to putting original software security within students' reach," said Vitor Souza, the Global PR Manager for BitDefender. "Our distributor, IPSYSTEMS Inc , will be the liaison on this project on the local front, encouraging the highly reputed schools to take a stand in the anti-piracy campaign”.

“We are proud to be part of this effort which links Manila classrooms to the rest of the world in terms of security and safety,” said Patricia B. Celis, VP for sales and marketing for IPSYSTEMS Inc. “By making original anti-virus software available to the Filipino students, we are able to fight one aspect of software piracy in a very definite way.”

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About BitDefender®
BitDefender is the creator of one of the industry's fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified security software. Since our inception in 2001, BitDefender has continued to raise the bar and set new standards in proactive threat prevention. Every day, BitDefender protects tens of millions of home and corporate users across the globe—giving them the peace of mind of knowing that their digital experiences will be secure. BitDefender solutions are distributed by a global network of value-added distribution and reseller partners in more than 100 countries worldwide. More information is available on

IPSYSTEMS is a Linux and open-source solutions provider, offering practical and cost-effective alternative solutions for small and medium enterprises in the Philippines. The company is also the Philippine distributor of BitDefender security solutions. For more information, please visit

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Press Release Submitted On: November 16, 2008 at 11:41 pm
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