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Bitdefender: Antivirus prices, plans and features

Bitdefender offers multi-level cybersecurity options for individuals, families, businesses, enterprises and service providers.

Bitdefender is a global cybersecurity software company, founded in 2001 by current CEO Florin Talpeş. The company produces an extensive range of antivirus and Internet security software for consumer and business needs. It offers both free and premium antivirus products as well as a whole suite of advanced cybersecurity options designed for enterprises and service providers.

The key aim of Bitdefender's consumer products is to provide effective cybersecurity protection across Windows, Android, macOS and iOS platforms. Bitdefender offers comprehensive anti-virus, anti-malware, anti-phishing, anti-theft, anti-fraud and multi-layer ransomware protection as well as network threat prevention. The company also provides safe online banking, a VPN, a privacy firewall along with many other features to protect your online privacy and personal information.

Bitdefender pricing and plan options

PlanAntivirus Plus 2019Antivirus For MacInternet Security 2019Total Security 2019Family Pack 2019Small Office Security 2019GravityZone Business SecurityGravityZone Advanced Business Security
First year price (AUD)From $44.99 - $94.99 /yearFrom $49.99 - $69.99 /yearFrom $69.99 - $114.99 /yearFrom $119.99 - $139.99 /yearFrom $159.99 /yearFrom $129.99 - $329.99 /yearFrom $159.95 - $2,329.95 /yearFrom $374.95 - $3,249.95 /year
Devices1, 3, 5 or 101 or 31, 3, 5 or 10Up to 5 or 10Up to 15Up to 5, 10 or 20 devices3 - 50 devices, 1 - 15 servers5 - 50 devices, 8 - 75 mailboxes
Protects against viruses, ransomware, malware, spyware and other threatsYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Network threat preventionNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYes
Password managerYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYes
VPNYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
CompatibilityPCMacPCPC, Mac, Android, iOSPC, Mac, Android, iOSPC, Mac, Android, iOSPC, Mac, Android, iOS, LinuxPC, Mac, Android, iOS, Linux
Family safety featuresNoNoYesYesYesN/AN/AN/A
Endpoint security, including AI and machine learningNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYes
Secure cloud storageNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYes

Data obtained November 2018

Pros and cons of Bitdefender

Pros

  • Offers a range of options for individuals, families, small businesses and enterprises
  • Security suites have won numerous rewards, including PC Magazine Editors' Choice 2012 - 2018, AV Comparatives Product of the Year 2017, AV Test Best Performance, Protection and Repair 2018
  • Online expert support available 24/7
  • Supports Windows, Mac, Android, iOS
  • Subscription price does not increase year on year
  • One, two or three-year subscription options are also available
  • Easy, cloud-based management for centralised control of all devices

Cons

  • No money-back guarantee on virus removal
  • Higher upfront subscription price for more devices
  • Some free versions only compatible with Windows and Android
  • Automatic subscription renewal for continuous protection, opt-out available
  • Monthly subscription option is only available for small office security
  • Business security options can be expensive

Additional Bitdefender products

Consumer

Install and set up

  • Lets experts easily install and configure your antivirus
  • Available for a variety of platforms
  • Uses a secure, remote connection

Premium VNN

  • Bitdefender's virtual private network grants you complete online anonymity
  • Encrypts all incoming and outgoing traffic
  • Compatible with all devices

Virus and spyware removal

  • Experts perform manual security scans, troubleshoot and eliminate all viruses from system
  • Uses a secure, remote connection
  • Available for PC only

Computer tune-up

  • Removes obsolete applications
  • Finds and eliminates slowdown source
  • Locates and fixes Windows issues
  • Fixes driver errors and updates drivers
  • Available for PC only

Mobile security for Android and iOS

  • Provides cloud-based malware detection and anti-theft protection
  • Takes care of online privacy and personal information by offering a VPN and App Lock
  • Offers autopilot, battery saver and performance optimisation
  • Awarded AV Test best Android security product 2015 - 2017
Business

Bitdefender has more than 20 specialised products that cater to small and medium-sized businesses, enterprises and service providers. The available products offer advanced security at multiple levels for virtual environments, endpoints, mobiles and exchange. Network traffic security analytics, advanced threat protection, exploits prevention, zero-days prevention and more are all available for businesses to help them prevent sophisticated cyber threats.

Additional plans and pricing options are available on the McAfee website.

About Bitdefender

Founded in 2001, Bitdefender offers extensive cybersecurity solutions for families and corporations. Bitdefender claims to have the largest security intelligence cloud globally, protecting over 500 million devices in 150 countries worldwide.

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