Meeting One of the People Behind Bitdefender 2019: Catalina Albisteanu
by Amber Mac on October 19, 2018
This profile is part of a series I’m writing to highlight the people behind Bitdefender 2019, which is a 4-in-1 cybersecurity suite for Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android. Each blog post will include one of their stories and how they work, live, and play to protect the world.
There is a lot of talk online about what people want in business. When it comes down to one thing, whether you’re employee or entrepreneur, it’s often pretty simple: freedom. Catalina Albisteanu, Product Management Director for Consumer Solutions at Bitdefender, says this is her top workplace perk. “I think you need freedom to try new creative ideas or approaches, otherwise you can’t move further especially in fast-changing industries,” she says.
Speaking of fast-changing industries, Catalina is well aware that Bitdefender customers are moving towards more and more smart devices in the home. In fact, Gartner predicts that there will be 20B connected devices in our lives by 2020. That’s why one of Catalina’s preferred products is Bitdefender BOX. “Bitdefender BOX is designed around people’s ecosystems, their homes,” she says. “Smart devices make our lives more exciting, more comfortable, but they also make us more vulnerable – there is always a tradeoff that people are not aware of or prefer not to think about, and that’s where Bitdefender BOX comes in. We don’t need to trade our safety to live in a smart home.”
This is a refreshing stance. There are too many people who think that it’s an all-or-nothing game. However, the reality is that there is technology that allows us to live in harmony with smart homes devices. Plus, the same can be said for our personal phones.
With our mobile devices on us 24-7, Bitdefender Total Security 2019 can help manage and protect. As Catalina explains, “Account Privacy is my favorite feature. It’s available in our mobile apps, so you can use it if you have an iPhone or Android phone. You can easily check if your accounts for different services were compromised as a result of breaches.”