Securing virtualization without inflating operational costs
For most organizations embracing virtualization technologies, information security has been a tradeoff between performance and the level of protection. Often counter-productive in virtualized environments, traditional AV software is too resource-heavy and difficult to manage when running on virtual machines. This leads to higher operational costs and decreased performance.
Bitdefender helps IT professionals address these challenges with Gravity Zone - Security for Virtualized Environments (SVE), the platform-neutral antimalware service specifically designed for today’s complex datacenters. Powered by intelligent caching mechanisms built for improved performance, SVE protects any number of virtualized desktops and servers running on Windows and Linux systems. As opposed to traditional antimalware, Bitdefender centralizes all the scanning and update processes on Security Server, a tamperproof virtual appliance, which helps deduplicate critical resources and diminish I/O activity on the physical host.
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The dynamic nature of virtualized environments increases complexity of management and adds up specific challenges that cannot be addressed by legacy security. Instant provisioning of virtual machines (often referred to as self-service) makes it difficult for IT to keep track of the growing infrastructure without proper, integrated management tools. Scalability is yet another concern ofutmost importance for organizations, especially in multi-tenant infrastructures consisting of mixed platforms: virtualized, physical and mobile.
SVE addresses these pain points with highly-automated, simplified, security that has been uniquely designed for cloud and virtualization. The solution can be easily deployed and controlled from the powerful Bitdefender GravityZone management platform, together with physical endpoints and mobile devices. Delivered as a virtual appliance within Bitdefender GravityZone, SVE is extremely easy to rollout by simply downloading the Security Server and importing it into the hypervisor. Integration with third-party management platforms like VMware vCenter or Citrix XenServer brings further operational gains, ensuring complete visibility from the GravityZone Control Center over the entire infrastructure. Through its massively-scalable and flexible architecture, SVE empowers organizations to meet compliance requirements while keeping operational expenses under control.