Bitdefender has launched its smart device cybersecurity tool in Japan, the second country in the world to have access to it.
Bitdefender BOX is a solution that allows customers to protect themselves and their home networks from malware, hackers, ransomware, phishing and other online threats.
Those networks and the devices on them can include computers, mobile phones, routers, wireless cameras and other smart devices, using a combination of local and cloud-based security techniques.
The new distribution agreement came about from a commercial partnership with BBSS, a subsidiary of SoftBank C&S.
"Bitdefender BOX is the future of home security and BBSS is the ideal partner to bring that future to one of the world's most developed nations," comments Ciprian Istrate, Bitdefender’s VP of consumer solutions.
"SoftBank group company has been a force in the consumer tech market for decades and we strongly believe our partnership will ultimately bring more security and convenience to our clients' lives."
The BOX was previously only available in the United States,but the new distribution agreement has opened up the Asia Pacific and Japan market.
Bitdefender says the partnership with BBSS shows its commitment to the Japanese market and the cybersecurity for smart homes market segment. Bitdefender says it created the segment two years ago.