GravityZone
Applying over a decade of security expertise and innovation

Enterprise Security.Reinvented.


Bitdefender GravityZone is the first security management solution to properly address the scalability and performance challenges that enterprises are facing today. Built from the ground up for heterogeneous environments, and using a unique design approach, GravityZone unifies control for virtualized, physical, and mobile 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.

Optimizing security management for the realities of cloud computing, virtualization, or BYOD is possible through innovation. The GravityZone approach provides organizations with a range of benefits including improved operations, simplified security workflows, increased performance, and reduced administrative efforts and costs. These are achieved through:

  • Accelerated deployment by simply importing a virtual appliance
  • Massive scalability - from the smallest to the largest installation, without performance issues
  • Integration with Microsoft Active Directory, VMware vCenter, and Citrix XenServer for simplified deployment of physical and virtual endpoints
  • Unified administration that eliminates point solutions and reduces administrative efforts

Unified security architected for auto scaling and high availability

The unique approach in GravityZone gives enterprises the ability to reinvent their security in order to better adapt and meet the challenges of today. GravityZone provides the following essential benefits:

Minimizing performance issues, efforts, and hardware costs– Unlike traditional solutions which require intense efforts to protect larger number of endpoints, GravityZone can be scaled with ease thanks to its virtual container architecture.

Turnkey deployment -Delivered in a virtual container, GravityZone can be imported to run on any virtualization platform. This accelerates the deployment process by simply loading the virtual appliance into any hypervisor.

Improved workflows and reduced security management efforts – By consolidating security control for physical, virtualized and mobile endpoints through the unified GravityZone Control Center, administrative activities are streamlined and point solutions eliminated.

Simplified management with VMware, Active Directory and Citrix integration – Deploying and managing protection for physical, virtual or mobile endpoints is simplified by integrating with the most important virtualization and directory services.

Industry-acclaimed protection technologies and proven security services – GravityZone combines the highly effective and optimized protection for virtualized environments with endpoint security technologies that consistently earn Bitdefender awards in the most important independent tests.

Unified security for physical, virtual and mobile environments

Bitdefender GravityZone Control Center

Forming the core of GravityZone, it provides a single pane of glass to manage physical, virtualized, and mobile environment’s security. It’s a unified and flexible web-based console that provides integrated security management with dashboards and drill-down reporting for full visibility into the overall security posture with control, reporting and alerting services for various roles within the organization.

 

GravityZone Control Center is built and delivered as a virtual appliance that can run on any virtualization platform and addresses the needs of even the most complex enterprises’ environments. With its included redundancy and auto-scaling mechanisms, assures high level of manageability, availability, and performance, being able to support on-demand loads of hundreds to hundreds of thousands of endpoints.

GravityZone Security for Endpoints

Protects unobtrusively any number of Windows laptops, desktops and servers by using number-one-ranked antimalware technology combined with two-way firewall, intrusion detection, web access control and filtering, sensitive data protection and application control. Employee productivity is ensured with low resource consumption, optimized system scanning and automated security that requires no end-user interaction.


   

Bitdefender integrates with the existing system management and monitoring systems to make it simple to automatically apply protection to unmanaged desktops, servers or mobile devices that appear on the Microsoft Active Directory. Furthermore, Bitdefender’s proprietary endpoint discovery ensures devices that are not listed in Active Directory will not remain unnoticed. Find out more.>

GravityZone Security for Virtualized Environments

The first all-encompassing security solution for virtualized datacenters, protecting virtualized servers and desktops on Windows and Linux systems. Powered by cutting edge security technologies from Bitdefender, SVE has been specifically architected to meet the most demanding and unique requirements of today’s dynamic virtualized datacenters. In addition to VMware vShield Endpoint 5 integration accommodating agentless protection, SVE is designed to optimize the antimalware processes on any virtualization platform.

 

Unlike any other virtualization security solutions, SVE is platform agnostic, supporting major hypervisors like VMware ESXi, Citrix Xen, Microsoft Hyper-V, Red Hat KVM, Oracle VM and more. Learn more about SVE.>

GravityZone Security for Mobile Devices

Unifies enterprise-wide security with management and compliance control of iPhone, iPad and Android devices. The solution has been designed to reduce administrative burden and to support secured adoption of the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) concept by enforcing security policies consistently on all users’ devices. It simplifies device enrollment with client applications and updates distribution via Apple or Android marketplaces Security features include screen lock, authentication control, device location, remote wipe, detection of rooted or jailbroken devices and security profiles.

 

On Android devices the security level is enhanced with real-time scanning and removable media encryption. As result, the mobile devices are controlled and sensitive business information residing on mobile devices is protected.
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System requirements

All security services of Bitdefender GravityZone solution are installed and managed via Control Center.

GravityZone Control Center Supported Platforms

GravityZone Control Center is delivered as a virtual appliance and is available in the following formats:

  • OVA (compatible with VMware vSphere, View))
  • XVA (compatible with Citrix XenServer, XenDesktop, VDI-in-a-Box)
  • VHD (compatible with Microsoft Hyper-V)

Support for other formats and virtualization platforms may be provided on request.

Minimum Hardware Requirements

Deploy the GravityZone virtual appliance with the following minimum hardware configuration:

  • CPU: 4 vCPU with 2 GHz each
  • Minimum RAM memory: 6 GB recommended
  • 40 GB of free hard-disk space

Internet Connection

The GravityZone appliance requires Internet access for updates and communication with remote and mobile endpoints.

Control Center Web Console Requirements

To access the Control Center web console, the following are required:

  • Internet Explorer 9+ (with the Compatibility View feature disabled), Mozilla Firefox 14+, Google Chrome 15+, Safari 5+
  • Recommended screen resolution: 1280x800 or higher
  • The computer you connect from must have network connectivity to the Control Center appliance
  

Security for Endpoints Requirements

Supported Operating Systems

Security for Endpoints currently protects the following operating systems:

  • Workstation operating systems: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista (SP1), Windows XP (SP3)
  • Tablet and embedded operating systems*: Windows Embedded Standard 7, Windows Embedded POSReady 7, Windows Embedded Enterprise 7, Windows Embedded POSReady 2009, Windows Embedded Standard 2009, Windows XP Embedded with Service Pack 2, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
  • Server operating systems: Windows Server 2012, Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2011, Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1, Windows Home Server

Hardware Requirements

Intel® Pentium compatible processor:

Workstation Systems:

  • 1 GHz or faster for Microsoft Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 64 bit and Windows 7 Enterprise (32 and 64 bit)
  • 2 GHz or faster for Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 or higher (32 and 64 bit), Microsoft Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit), Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 (32 and 64bit), Windows 8
  • 800 MHz or faster for Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1, Microsoft Windows POSReady 7, Microsoft Windows POSReady 2009, Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 2009, Microsoft Windows XP Embedded with Service Pack 2, Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition

Server Systems

  • Minimum: 2.4 GHz single-core CPU
  • Recommended: 1.86 GHz or faster Intel Xeon multi-core CPU

RAM memory:

  • Free RAM:

    • Minimum: 512 MB
    • Recommended: 1 GB

HDD space:

  • 1.5 GB of free hard-disk space

*Specific operating system modules must be installed for Security for Endpoints to work.

Security for Virtualized Environments Requirements

Security for Virtualized Environments is delivered within a Security Virtual Appliance running on a hardened Linux Server distribution (2.6 kernel) and is managed by GravityZone Control Center.

Supported Virtualization Platforms

Security for Virtualized Environments provides out-of-the-box support for the following virtualization platforms:

  • VMware vSphere 5.1, 5.0, 4.1 with VMware vCenter Server 5.1, 5.0, 4.1
  • VMware View 5.1, 5.0
  • Citrix XenServer 6.0, 5.6 or 5.5 (including Xen Hypervisor)
  • Citrix XenDesktop 5.5 or 5.0 (including Xen Hypervisor)
  • Citrix VDI-in-a-Box 5.x
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 or Windows 2008 R2 (including Hyper-V Hypervisor)

Supported Guest Platforms

Security for Virtualized Environments currently protects the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2012 (32/64 bit), Windows Server 2008 (32/64 bit) / Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 bit)
  • Windows Server 2003 (32/64 bit) / Windows Server 2003 R2 (32/64 bit)
  • Windows 8 (32/64 bit), Windows 7 (32/64 bit), Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (32 bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux / CentOS 6.2, 6.1, 5.7, 5.6, Ubuntu 11.04, 10.04, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, OpenSUSE 12, 11, Fedora 16, 15

Security Server system requirements

In VMware Environments with vShield Endpoint, Security Server must be installed on each ESXi host to be protected.

You must provision the following resources on each host:

  • Disk space: 80 GB
  • Memory and CPU resource allocation for the Security Server depends on the number and type of VMs running on the host. The following table lists the recommended resources to be allocated:
Number of protected VM RAM CPUs
1-24 desktop VMs or 1-2 server VMs 2 GB 2 CPUs
25-49 desktop VMs or 3-7 server VMs 2 GB 4 CPUs
50+ desktop VMs or 8+ server VMs 4 GB 6 CPUs

In Other Environments, although not mandatory, Bitdefender recommends installing Security Server on each physical host for improved performance.

You must provision the following resources on each Security Server host:

  • Disk space: 8 GB
  • Memory and CPU resource allocation for the Security Server depends on the number and type of VMs running on the host. The following table lists the recommended resources to be allocated:
Number of protected VM RAM CPUs
1-50 VMs 2 GB 2 CPUs
51-100 VMs 2 GB 4 CPUs
101 - 200 VMs 4 GB 6 CPUs

Bitdefender Tools can be installed on virtual machines running any of the supported operating systems. No specific hardware or software requirements need to be met. As you can see in the following tables, Bitdefender Tools uses a minimum of system resources.

Platform In VMware with vShield Endpoint In Other Environments
RAM Disk RAM Disk
Windows 5*/ 10 MB 10 MB 20*/ 25 MB 60 MB
Linux 10 MB 70 MB 50 MB 70 MB
   

Security for Mobile Devices Supported Platforms

Security for Mobile Devices supports the following types of mobile devices and operating systems:

  • Apple iPhones and iPad tablets (iOS 5.1+)
  • Google Android smartphones and tablets (2.2+)

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