SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 29, 2014) - Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU), the world's leading Chinese search engine and developer of award-winning PC, Web and mobile products, has announced that its security software Baidu Antivirus received certification from the British Standards Institution (BSI Group) for its excellent management of information security.

"Baidu Antivirus is getting more and more popular. We recently reached 70 million downloads worldwide, and that number keeps growing," said Sam Dong, team leader of Baidu Antivirus. "With so many people using Baidu Antivirus, user safety is our responsibility. In addition to protecting people from viruses, Trojans and malware, we're also dedicated to ensuring their information security," he said.

The internationally recognized certification, named ISO/IEC 27001, is granted to products that meet the BSI Group's stringent best practice requirements for information security management. As described on the BSI Group's website, "[ISO/IEC 27001] helps you identify the risks to your important information and put in place the appropriate controls to help reduce the risk." The certification was most recently updated in 2013, and now includes best practice framework for enterprise information management, risk control, product standardization, product development and more.

"These days, information security is an important consideration for all of us," said Dong. "Baidu Antivirus users everywhere deserve a safe, reliable, secure experience. That's why it's so important for us to be certified from a world renowned organization like BSI."

In addition to Baidu Antivirus, Baidu's highly popular Japanese text input app Simeji also received ISO/IEC 27001 certification. The certification ensures that Simeji adheres to strict international standards in managing its users' information security. More information about ISO/IEC 27001 can be found at:

Baidu Antivirus's ISO/IEC 27001 certification comes on the heels of it receiving an "Advanced" award in AV-Comparatives' August-November 2014 Real-World Protection Test. More information about the Real-World Protection test can be found on the AV-Comparatives website at:

About Baidu
Baidu, Inc. is the leading Chinese language Internet search provider and developer of award-winning PC, Web and mobile products. As a technology-based media company, Baidu aims to provide the best and most equitable way for people to find what they are looking for. In addition to serving individual Internet search users, Baidu provides an effective platform for businesses to reach potential customers. Baidu's ADSs trade on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "BIDU." Currently, ten ADSs represent one Class A ordinary share.

About Baidu Antivirus
Baidu Antivirus has received numerous certifications and accolades. In 2014, Baidu Antivirus won "Advanced+", "Advanced" and "Advanced" awards in AV-Comparatives' Performance Test, File Detection Test and Real-World Protection Test, respectively. In December 2013, selected Baidu Antivirus as its "most promising antivirus" product of the year. Before that, Baidu Antivirus received the prestigious VB100 award from Virus Bulletin, Checkmark Certification from West Coast Labs, and OPSWAT Certification.

Baidu Antivirus is a part of Baidu's family of international products. It is compatible on desktop and laptop PCs running Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Baidu Antivirus is currently available in English, Thai, Portuguese, Indonesian, Spanish, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese. Baidu Antivirus can be downloaded for free from its official website at:

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