Bitdefender, a global cybersecurity leader, today announced enhancements to Bitdefender Premium Virtual Private Network (VPN) Service designed to bolster security, privacy and speed for consumers. The service now offers App Traffic Optimizer, a unique feature that allows users to prioritize and shift bandwidth to any application of their choice in real-time, maximizing the online experience while ensuring uninterrupted privacy protection.
Consumers are conducting more of their personal lives online – from banking to telemedicine, bill paying, shopping, in addition to working from home. Although the majority of internet users are concerned about privacy and security of personal data, recent surveys show that fewer than 40% use a VPN due in part to perceived degradation of applications and slowdown of internet speed.
With traditional VPN services, applications compete for available bandwidth often resulting in dropped connections during video conference calls or interruptions when gaming or streaming movies. The App Traffic Optimizer feature of Bitdefender Premium VPN helps solve this issue by allowing users to prioritize and adjust in real-time which applications receive the bulk of their bandwidth resulting in an exceptional user experience without compromising privacy and data protection.
“Cybercriminals continue to target personal information to steal identities or sell credentials on the dark web for profit; whereas advertisers are legally collecting data on user behavior including preferences, purchases and website visits,” said Ciprian Istrate, vice president, Bitdefender Consumer Solutions. “VPNs prove exceptional for protecting privacy however; most consumers will sacrifice safety to preserve their online experience. With App Traffic Optimizer added to Bitdefender Premium VPN there no longer needs to be a choice. You get advanced antivirus, encryption, anti-tracking, ad-blocking and now greater control over how well your favorite applications perform.”
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Bitdefender Premium VPN is available for Windows, macOS, Android and iOS devices. The new App Traffic Optimizer feature is now available at no additional cost to all current users with a valid subscription via an update, and to free and trial customers. For more information or to purchase Bitdefender Premium VPN visit www.bitdefender.com/solutions/vpn.html.