Bitdefender is a Romanian cybersecurity technology company headquartered in Bucharest, Romania, with offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, and the Middle East.
The company was founded in 2001 by the current CEO and main shareholder, Florin Talpeș. Bitdefender develops and delivers cybersecurity products and services, including endpoint protection, cloud and managed security, antivirus software, and IoT security. Bitdefender products are distributed through partners in over 150 countries and the US market generates more than 40% of its revenues. As of 2020, the company employs more than 1,600 people worldwide. The company currently holds 440 technology patents. 10% of patents pertaining to machine-learning algorithms for detecting malware and other online threats, with deep learning and anomaly-based detection techniques playing an important role in proactively fighting new and unknown threats.