BitDefender Expands Distribution Agreement with D&H to Include BitDefender's Licensed Products

    Award-winning security software vendor makes additional SMB products
    available to D&H's e-retailers, retailer and education channels

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 27 /CNW/ -- BitDefender(R), an award- winning
provider of antivirus software and data security solutions, announced today
that it is expanding its original distribution agreement with D&H Distributing
Company to now include BitDefender's full line of licensed products for SMBs.
    D&H will continue to sell BitDefender's powerful security solutions to
solution providers across the U.S., and under the expanded distribution pact,
will offer BitDefender's licensed products for SMBs. D&H will also be
distributing BitDefender directly to the education marketplace through D&H's
channel of college bookstores, college focused retailers, VARs and system
    "BitDefender is thrilled to expand our partnership with D&H to include
licensed products for SMBs," said Keith Alston, BitDefender's director of
channel sales. "We are continuing to work with the best channel partners, such
as D&H, to diligently expand our North American customer base and provide
consumers with the most reliable and comprehensive security solution
    BitDefender is dedicated to selling through regional partners, the
highest-quality and highest value antivirus and data security software to
customers. In addition to providing excellent sales support and expertise in
the data security field, BitDefender offers channel partners an intensive
training program designed to provide the knowledge necessary to implement its
solutions in all critical areas of today's network environment. BitDefender's
channel partners also benefit from continual support on marketing, sales and
technical assistance issues.
    "BitDefender has always focused on delivering quality security solutions
to our key resellers," said Rob Eby, D&H director of purchasing. "Expanding
our current agreement to include BitDefender's complete line of SMB solutions
is a welcome addition to our line card and is sure to be well received by the
Channel. We look forward to a strong partnership moving forward and continued
success in selling BitDefender's complete product line."

    About D&H
    D&H Distributing is one of America's oldest and largest wholesale
distributors of computer and consumer electronics products, with an impressive
85-year history serving as a trusted advisor to the reseller channel. D&H
distributed the first-ever home computer, the first color television, and even
the first gaming system. No other distributor has a greater depth of
experience as a one-stop resource for IT and consumer electronics solutions
than D&H.
    The company's multi-market expertise, dedicated account reps, sterling
service and ongoing educational programs reflect its continuing commitment to
its customer base. This level of all-around support enables D&H resellers and
dealers to become pioneers of the newly-converging technological landscape,
encompassing opportunities in the IT, SMB and digital home arenas.
    D&H ranked first place for performance among broadline distributors in
CRN's 2005 Preferred Sourcing Study, winning a total of seven of the study's
criteria, including top marks for loyalty for the second year in a row. The
distributor was also named Vendor of the Year by Computer Renaissance in 2004
and 2005, Best Distributor in the First Annual RAM Awards in 2004 and 2005,
and most recently, the 2006 Distributor of the Year by Digital Connect.
    D&H ships out of five separate locations, including its Harrisburg
headquarters, plus warehouses in Jacksonville, Chicago, Dallas and Fresno, CA.
Call D&H toll-free at (800) 340-1001 or visit

    About BitDefender(R)
    BitDefender is a leading global provider of security solutions that
satisfy the protection requirements of today's computing environment. The
company offers one of the industry's fastest and most effective lines of
security software, setting new standards for threat prevention, timely
detection and mitigation. BitDefender delivers products and services to over
41 million home and corporate users in more than 180 countries. BitDefender
has offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain and
Romania. Further information about BitDefender can be obtained by visiting:

For further information:

For further information: Peter Gorman of Topaz Partners,
+1-781-404-2430,, for BitDefender Web Site:        

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