Centralized security management for physical, virtual and mobile endpoints
Posted on 26 February 2013.
At the RSA Conference 2013 in San Francisco, Bitdefender announced GravityZone, a centralized security management system for physical, virtual and mobile endpoints. Using cloud computing architecture, GravityZone embodies a significant advance in security management for all endpoints.

GravityZone provides security managers, IT departments, policy makers and system integrators with a highly scalable centralized security management system, and it offers time and cost savings due to its ability to offload scanning, and deduplicating and centralizing functionality for physical and virtualized environments.

The solution's architecture allows the solution to scale with ease and secure any number of systems. The turn-key deployment is accomplished by simply importing a virtual appliance to run on any virtualization platform. Integration with Microsoft Active Directory, VMware vCenter, and Citrix XenServer reduces the effort of deploying protection for physical and for virtual endpoints.

Organizations have the flexibility to deploy any or all of the three security services within GravityZone: Security for Virtualized Environments, Security for Endpoints, and Security for Mobile Devices. After the initial deployment, adding new services requires only a quick activation in the console.

Using signature-based engines but also the proprietary B-HAVE and AVC technologies, Bitdefender consistently ranks first in trials from AV-Test, AV-Comparatives and Virus Bulletin. B-HAVE employs heuristics in a virtual container (sandbox) to detect threats that get past signature detection while AVC overcomes even sophisticated detection avoidance techniques by monitoring processes for malicious activity as long as they are active.

GravityZone licensing is modular and flexible, and based on CPU or VMs (virtualization) or protected endpoints (physical and mobile).

GravityZone appeals to customers of all sizes; GravityZone-in-a-Box is an all-in-one virtual appliance that caters to organizations that need instant protection that can span across physical, virtualized and mobile endpoints from one console. GravityZone is designed to provide architectural flexibility for organizations with complex requirements, scaling very rapidly from hundreds to hundreds of thousands of endpoints, all managed from one console.


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