GravityZone licensing and registration

Bitdefender GravityZone provides full visibility into organizations' overall security posture, global security threats, and control over its security services that protect virtual or physical desktops, servers and mobile devices. All Bitdefender's Enterprise Security solutions are managed within the GravityZone through a single console, Control Center, that provides control, reporting, and alerting services for various roles within the organization.

This article explains how to license each GravityZone security service and how to manage the license keys.

Overview

The GravityZone architecture includes 4 main components: a management component known as the Control Center and 3 security services:

  1. Security for Virtualized Environments - optimized virtualization security, enables high density VMs.
  2. Security for Endpoints - advanced, proactive detection
  3. Security for Mobile Devices – enables secured BYOD adoption, with easy delivery and MDM for effective administration

Note: Bitdefender GravityZone Control Center does not require any license. It is provided for free with any GravityZone security service.

The GravityZone security services (Security for Endpoints, Security for Virtualized Environments and Security for Mobile Devices) are licensed and sold separately.
Each GravityZone security service requires a valid license key. At least one valid license key must be provided for using GravityZone.

Licensing the GravityZone Security Services

Licensing Security for Endpoints

GravityZone Security for Endpoints can be licensed using one single key string. This license key can cover both desktops and servers.

Licensing Security for Virtualized Environments

With Security for Virtualized Environments, you can opt for one of two licensing options:

  1. Per CPU (best suited for larger datacenters). The license must cover the total number of CPUs of the hosts from virtualized environment.
  2. Per virtual machine (suitable for smaller environments). The license for virtualized environment is split in two types:
    • One license for VDI (Desktop Operating System), the number of virtual desktops that you want to protect.
    • One license for VS - virtual servers (Server Operating System), the number of virtual servers (Server Operating System) that you want to protect.

For reference, please consider the following scenarios:

  • In server virtualization, one physical CPU is expected to run about 4 virtual server systems.
  • The number of concurrent virtual machines depends on the resources they require.
  • In desktop virtualization, one physical CPU is expected to run about 32 virtual desktops.

Licensing Security for Mobile Devices

GravityZone Security for Mobile Devices can be licensed using one single key string. This license key can cover both mobiles and tablets.

Note: You can choose to test GravityZone and decide if it is the right solution for your organization. To activate your evaluation period, you must enter the evaluation license keys from the registration email in Control Center.

Finding a Reseller

Our resellers will assist you with all the information you need and help you choose the best licensing option for you.

To find a Bitdefender reseller in your country:

  1. Go to http://www.bitdefender.com/partners/.
  2. Go to Partner Locator.
  3. The contact information of the Bitdefender partners should be displayed automatically. If this does not happen, select the country you reside in to view the information.
  4. If you do not find a Bitdefender reseller in your country, feel free to contact us by email at enterprisesales@bitdefender.com. Please write your email in English in order for us to be able to assist you promptly.

Checking Current License Details

To view your license details:

  1. Log in to Control Center using an account with Manage Company right.
  2. Go to the Configuration > License page.
  3. In the table, you can view details about the existing license keys.
    • License key
    • Security service the license key applies to
    • License key status
    • Expiry date and remaining license period
    • License usage count

Note: Only one license key can be active at a time for a specific service.

Entering Your License Key

You must enter a valid license key for each GravityZone security service that you want to use. You can enter several license keys for the same service, but only the last key that you enter will be active.

  1. Log in to Control Center using an account with Manage Company right.
  2. Go to the Configuration > License page.
  3. Enter the license key in the corresponding field.
  4. Click the Add button. The license key will be added to the list.

Deleting License Keys

You can choose to delete invalid or expired license keys from the License page.

Warning: Deleting a license key will remove the corresponding security service from Control Center.

To delete a license key:

  1. Log in to Control Center using an account with Manage Company right.
  2. Go to the Configuration > License page.
  3. Place the mouse cursor over the row containing the license key you want to remove and click the corresponding Delete button.
  4. A confirmation message will appear. Click OK to delete the key.

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