February 25, 2013 09:00 ET

Bitdefender Enterprise Unveils GravityZone

Full scale security management for physical, virtual and mobile hits the market


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Bitdefender, a provider of innovative security solutions, today announced the general availability of 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 is the first of its kind in capability and performance, providing security managers, IT departments, policy makers and system integrators with a highly scalable centralized security management system. In addition, GravityZone is fully integrated with VMware, Citrix and Microsoft, and it offers unprecedented time and cost savings due to its ability to offload scanning, and deduplicating and centralizing functionality for physical and virtualized environments.

"GravityZone represents a major shift in thinking about security management for endpoints and delivers a turnkey solution like no other on the market. Many companies turn to point solutions that require too much care and maintenance. Competitive solutions characteristically require long and cumbersome timeframes for deployment and are not easily scalable," said Shaun Donaldson, Director of Global Alliances, Bitdefender.

"GravityZone delivers on the vision that enterprises need to centralize and manage quickly without draining resources on deployment and on-going maintenance. GravityZone was architected based on our highly popular Gravity Architecture, developed by our teams in 2010. We determined the innovation behind Gravity Architecture would help enterprises manage and control all endpoints in a single system, reduce the need for point solutions, resources and time for deployment, and allow updates, changes, and policies to propagate easily across the enterprise," added Donaldson.

How architecture makes the difference

The unique architecture of GravityZone 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.

Detection technologies consistently ranked #1 in independent tests

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).

Coming in May, 2013 - GravityZone-in-a-Box

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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About Bitdefender

Bitdefender is a global security technology company that delivers solutions in more than 200 countries through a network of value-added alliances, distributors and reseller partners. Since 2001, Bitdefender has consistently produced award-winning business and consumer security technology, and is a leading security provider in virtualization and cloud technologies. Through R&D, alliances and partnership teams, Bitdefender has elevated the highest standards of security excellence in both its number-one-ranked technology and its strategic alliances with the world's leading virtualization and cloud technology providers. For more information please visit

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