Data breaches, ransomware attacks, zero-day vulnerabilities, and privacy concerns continued in 2022. Greater macrotrends like inflation and economic instability posed problems for businesses of all kinds around the world, and the advent of the war in Ukraine exacerbated geopolitical pressures on the cybersecurity sector.
Although the fight against cybercriminals is never-ending, as we head into 2023, we wanted to pause and look back on some of our biggest successes from the previous year.
Significant achievements in 2022
Launch of GravityZone XDR by Bitdefender to Increase Cyber Resilience:
GravityZone XDR (extended detection and response), a native XDR solution created by Bitdefender, was released in April 2022. It is intended to provide rich security context, the correlation of various security alerts, and quick response to threats throughout an organization's entire business environment. GravityZone XDR combines threat detections from endpoints, productivity apps, clouds, identity sources, and network data into a single actionable view to increase threat visibility and decrease attacker dwell time across infrastructure, workloads, and applications.
Introducing MDR Foundations: A Managed Security Service for MSPs:
In July, Bitdefender unveiled MDR Foundations, a new managed security service created especially for managed service providers (MSPs) and their clients that offers round-the-clock threat monitoring and response, intelligence-based threat hunting, and elite security expertise. MDR Foundations assists businesses of all sizes with little resources in filling a critical security coverage gap.
Milestone: 22 Ransomware Decryptors:
The 22nd ransomware decryptor tool from Bitdefender was made available for free to the general public in 2022, and the 23rd was already made available in January 2023.
The greatest ransomware decryptor initiative in the cybersecurity sector is led by Bitdefender, which has spared victims more than $1 billion in ransom payments. We collaborate closely with international law enforcement agencies and the business alliance NoMoreRansom to offer free decryptors that assist victims in recovering their files without submitting to the demands of cybercriminals.
Bitdefender wins recognition for its technological leadership:
For more than 20 years, Bitdefender has been a recognized leader in cybersecurity innovation, and in 2022, the awards from the sector just kept coming. In every significant review and independent test conducted in the cybersecurity sector, we received top marks and won multiple accolades, including:
MITRE ATT&CK Evaluation for Managed Services:
The first MITRE Engenuity ATT&CK Evaluation for Managed Services, which assessed the capabilities of 16 participating cybersecurity companies to analyze and describe adversary behavior, found that Bitdefender had 100% coverage of all phases.
MITRE ATT&CK Evaluations for Enterprise cybersecurity solutions:
Bitdefender received a score of 97 percent in overall analytics insights and 95 percent in technique-level descriptions in the fourth round of the MITRE ATT&CK Evaluations for Enterprise Cybersecurity Solutions, the most in-depth detection metric that identifies the precise steps taken by attackers to breach the environment and move laterally. The tests demonstrate Bitdefender's superiority in delivering highly actionable detections, facilitating effective security operations, and minimizing alert fatigue.
Bitdefender won three major awards from AV-TEST, a famous independent IT security testing organization, including Best Protection for Windows (Consumer), Best Protection for Windows (Enterprise), and Best Android Security for Consumer Users.
Bitdefender received consistently high scores in successive tests for advanced threat protection and commercial security, placing first overall in AV-endpoint Comparative's prevention and detection test. In multiple, independent, third-party testing, our platform consistently places at the top, which shows both its efficacy and consistency. One of the best indicators of what a business may anticipate from its cybersecurity solutions going forward is consistency, which is crucial for cyber resilience.
In the Virus Bulletin test measuring email security solutions and how they improve their services for the fourth quarter of 2022, Bitdefender came in first place. Out of 11 participants, only one firm, Bitdefender, had a product that performed well across all metrics.
Bitdefender has been voted a Best Brand for 2022 by the renowned technology newspaper PC Mag. For our GravityZone platform, Bitdefender was also recognized as an Editors' Choice for Hosted Endpoint Protection.
CRN 5-Star rating:
Bitdefender received a coveted 5-star rating from CRN in the Partner Program Guide for 2022. The guide offers a comprehensive rundown of the most significant partner programs from top-tier technology suppliers that offer cutting-edge goods and services via the IT channel. The 5-star rating is only given to a select few suppliers who provide the best solutions and go above and above in their partner programs to support development and constructive transformation.
Security providers choose to license Bitdefender technology and include it into their services for a variety of reasons, one of which is our consistent, excellent performance in independent, third-party tests. In fact, over one-third of the other security vendors who took part in the MITRE ATT&CK Evaluations and AV-Comparatives testing include one or more Bitdefender technologies in their products, demonstrating the value of our technology and knowledge.