CrossLoop and BitDefender Partner to Offer Malware Protection to CrossLoop’s Expert Community

BitDefender’s award winning anti-malware solution will be offered within CrossLoop’s crowd-sourced Channel Program.

Mountain View, CA, December 16, 2010 --( CrossLoop’s unique combination of award-winning desktop sharing technology and industry's largest crowd-sourced community of tech experts provides businesses and individuals with real-time, low-cost, remote technical support and training. Today, CrossLoop and BitDefender have partnered together to offer malware protection and comprehensive internet security solutions to CrossLoop’s Expert Community within the Channel Program. The program, the industry’s first crowd-sourced channel program, creates a completely new channel whereby software and services vendors can gain access to a previously elusive set of potential customers (millions of individual users and small companies) via a source (the CrossLoop Expert Community) already trusted by those customers. The program also empowers the independent IT experts within that channel to become a one-stop, personally accountable tech-support shop for their customer's frustrating computer technical problems.

BitDefender’s award winning Antivirus Pro, Internet Security, and Total Security solutions are now available to the CrossLoop community. BitDefender products use proactive technology to detect malware that have yet to be seen, like zero day threats, and to protect computer users against the various cyber threats.

“CrossLoop has built a unique community of independent IT professionals – many of whom use our products on a regular basis,” said Peter Laakkonen, GM of OEM and technology licensing for BitDefender. “This partnership gives BitDefender the opportunity to expand our footprint in that community of crowdsource experts, and to help those experts grow their businesses and increase their customer satisfaction while making the best proactive security products available to their customers.”

“We’re extremely pleased for a respected, global security company like BitDefender to have partnered with us to offer malware protection within CrossLoop’s Channel Program,” said John Zicker, CrossLoop CEO. “The growth of this new program is testament to the size and importance of this new channel. With more than 30,000 independent IT professionals already part of this community, we predict it will grow very rapidly as awareness grows about this completely new revenue stream.”

About BitDefender
BitDefender is the creator of one of the industry's fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified security software. Since its inception in 2001, BitDefender has continued to raise the bar and set new standards in proactive threat prevention, emerging as the industry’s anti-malware innovator. Every day, BitDefender technology 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 has become a preferred choice for leading Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), hardware vendors, service providers, and marketing companies worldwide, who want to license content security technology and implement them within their products. More information about BitDefender and its OEM products are available at Additionally, BitDefender’s provides background and the latest updates on security threats helping users stay informed in the everyday battle against malware.

About CrossLoop
CrossLoop is a consumer Internet company that empowers everyone to help someone anywhere in the world with its free and easy-to-use software application for desktop sharing. CrossLoop connects computer users with trusted, qualified service providers and friends who can provide the support they need quickly and conveniently.

CrossLoop opens up a whole new world of collaborative possibilities. People of any level of technical expertise can now remotely collaborate with others over the Internet. Many of the problems and frustrations associated with using computers can be solved if those who have the answer to a PC problem can quickly link to those who have the problem. For more information please visit,

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