SOURCE: BitDefender


August 30, 2011 08:04 ET

Bitdefender Announces Comprehensive Security Solution for Virtualized Environments

Forthcoming Launch Announced at VMworld 2011

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA--(Marketwire - Aug 30, 2011) - Today at VMworld 2011, Bitdefender®, an award-winning provider of innovative security solutions, has announced its new solution, Security for Virtualized Environments by Bitdefender. The product offers a comprehensive security solution for virtualized datacenters, integrating VMware vShield™ to protect Windows servers and desktops, as well as Linux and Solaris systems.

To address the growing business challenge of securing virtualized systems, Bitdefender Security for Virtualized Environments offers key benefits including reduced system demands with increased threat protection.

Defends with VMware environments and any other virtualization technology
When installed in VMware environments, Security for Virtualized Environments by Bitdefender takes advantage of VMware vShield Endpoint™. The solution architecture also defends Linux and Solaris systems, and environments powered by any system virtualization technology.

Centralized scanning functions
Using unique product architecture, many scanning functions are centralized and deduplicated on a hardened Linux-based virtual appliance. This allows the solution to reduce system demand associated with updates, management and scanning. Centralized scanning also eliminates issues with boot time security gaps.

Number-one-ranked security technology
All Bitdefender solutions include B-HAVE, a patent-pending technology which, from the security virtual appliance, analyzes the behavior of potentially malicious code inside a virtual machine, eliminating false positives and significantly increasing detection rates for new and unknown malware. Bitdefender received a Virus Bulletin VB100 award with the highest final score in February 2011 for its malware detection capabilities, and Bitdefender technology has been number-one-ranked in the last two AV-TEST Product Reviews ( making it #1 in protection against e-threats in 2011.

Bogdan Dumitru, Bitdefender CTO, commented:

"Security for Virtualized Environments by Bitdefender will launch later this year, and we're delighted to reveal details of the product at VMworld® 2011. As organizations increase consolidation ratios, security products that have been designed specifically to address the challenges encountered in virtual environments are playing a critical role. The architecture of Security for Virtualized Environments by Bitdefender allows organizations to maximize the return on investment that is realized in their datacenter."

"Combining features key to securing virtualized environments with our award-winning detection technology, Security for Virtualized Environments by Bitdefender offers a very strong option for medium to large enterprises."

From Parag Patel, Vice President, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware:

"VMware is excited to support the integration of Bitdefender technology and VMware technology. The combined virtualization and security expertise of VMware and Bitdefender will present a tremendous value to our customers."

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About Bitdefender®

Bitdefender is the creator of one of the industry's fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified internet security software. Since 2001, Bitdefender has been an industry pioneer, introducing and developing award-winning protection technologies. Every day, Bitdefender secures the digital experience of tens of millions of home and corporate users across the globe. Bitdefender solutions are distributed by a global network of value-added distribution and reseller partners in countries across the world.

Recently, the company has won a range of key independent recommendations in the US, UK and across Europe, including ConsumerSearch, Which?, Stiftung Warentest and Taenk. Bitdefender antivirus technology has also finished top in leading industry tests from both AV Test and AV-Comparatives. More information about Bitdefender and its products is available from the company's security solutions press room. Additionally, Bitdefender publishes Malware City, providing the latest updates on security threats and helping users stay informed in the everyday battle against malware.

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