Atlanta – November 14, 2011 – NetSecure Technologies announces the SmartSwipe personal credit card reader, available at Brookstone, is now equipped with BitDefender's Quickscan and Internet Security to provide the safest online shopping protection on the market. NetSecure’s SmartSwipe encrypts credit card and identity information, scrambling it before it even reaches the internet. Now, SmartSwipe users can also protect their computer from viruses and malware with BitDefender’s Quickscan, the #1 rated consumer antivirus software.
More than 8 million people were the victims of identity theft last year, and many of them had their credit card information stolen online. With 75% of shopping done online, consumers need to start defending themselves against potential attacks and credit card fraud.
"Even the most reputable websites are victim to hackers and online predators, so SmartSwipe delivers convenience and peace of mind to all our internet activities," said Daniel McCann, President of NetSecure Technologies. "BitDefender's Quickscan and Internet Security product brings an added level of defense, giving our users the ultimate protection."
Traditional online security only protects your sensitive information once you’ve submitted it. SmartSwipe starts protecting you from the moment you use your credit card. Using a terminal that plugs into a computer's USB port, you simply swipe your card as you would in a store and SmartSwipe scrambles and encrypts your data before it hits the web. This process eliminates the need to manually enter credit card information, saving time while you shop online. In a recent study of those users that already had an antivirus program installed, QuickScan found that up to 20% of the computers scanned were infected with viruses. With BitDefender’s leading computer security now part of the package, users have access to superior scanning, threat prevention and virus removal even when they’re not shopping.
SmartSwipe with BitDefender works with nearly every major credit card and credit/debit card combination including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. It is compatible with Internet Explorer and Firefox on PCs.
Founded in 2005, NetSecure Payments Inc. is a technology company focused on developing breakthrough security solutions for online transactions. The company’s products, SmartSwipe and Kudos, are designed to prevent interception of information at the most vulnerable point in the transaction: the point of origin. Integrated with NetSecure’s security patents, the company’s products are unique in the industry, taking the pain out of payment acceptance for businesses of all sizes. For additional information about NetSecure Payments, visit www.netsecuretechnologies.com.
Bitdefender is the creator of one of the world's fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified internet security software. Since 2001, the company has been an industry pioneer, introducing and developing award-winning protection. Today, Bitdefender technology secures the digital experience of around 400 million home and corporate users across the globe.
Recently, the company has won a range of key independent recommendations in the US, UK and across Europe, including ConsumerSearch, Which?, Stiftung Warentest and Taenk. Bitdefender antivirus technology has also finished top in leading industry tests from both AV Test and AV-Comparatives. 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 solutions. More information about BitDefender and its OEM products are available at the company’s OEM solutions portal. Additionally, Bitdefender publishes Malware City providing the latest updates on security threats and helping users stay informed in the everyday battle against malware.