November 2021 marks a special month for Bitdefender as we celebrate our 20th anniversary. It has been an exciting journey since our 2001 founding. We have come a long way, growing into one of the most trusted cybersecurity leaders in the world protecting the data of millions of consumers and thousands of businesses across 170 countries.
We see this anniversary as a powerful example of Bitdefender’s continued resilience over the years, as well as a sign of hope as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Anniversaries like this, celebrated responsibly, bring positivity, togetherness and a sense of pride during a time when many may be struggling. It shows empathy and a sense of community that ensures we get through this together.
Celebrating Our Story and Achievements
Our story began more than 30 years ago, right after the fall of the Soviet bloc in 1990 when my wife Mariuca and I founded one of Romania’s first private software development companies. An unfortunate incident involving a computer virus, a floppy disk and a very upset customer ended up becoming a defining moment in my life. After discovering a virus was passed to a customer undetected, we worked with the engineering team to build a better