New Bitdefender Security for Windows Servers 3.5 released on March 15, 2011
Bitdefender Security for Windows Servers products protects Windows or UNIX-based servers for known and unknown security threats with award winning proactive antivirus, antispyware, antispam, antiphishing, content and attachment filtering technologies. The solution secures organizations services and provides increased productivity by blocking any threat and providing common centralized management tools.
The new security solution Bitdefender Security for Windows Servers version 3.5 was released on 15th of March 2011 and came with a lot of new features and improvements:
1. IMPROVED CENTRALIZED MANAGEMENT FOR SERVER SECURITY
a. The new dashboard greatly improves Centralized Management capabilities for the server security solutions, adds visibility to the organization’s security posture and provides new reports that are available based on a deployed Bitdefender solution or as a global report common for all client and server solutions.
b. New policies were added and many existing policies were updated to offer administrators more choice and flexibility when creating policies from the Centralized Management server for all Bitdefender Server Security solutions.
2. NEW SCAN BEFORE INSTALLATION AND SEEMLESS UPGRADES
a. All Windows Server solutions have a new scan before install feature to ensure the initial setup will not be compromised by any existing malicious code resident on the server. The scan also detects advanced Rootkits that are designed to subvert common detection tools and remain undetected.
b. Upgrading from any previous solution is now easier than before with policy preservation – ensuring consistency with policies previous deployed within the network on Bitdefender protected Windows Server platforms.
3. NEW CONTEXTUAL SCAN AND QUARANTINE RESCAN ON FILE SERVERS
a. Bitdefender Security for File Servers simplifies protection of any server, regardless if it is sharing files or not, by providing administrators on-demand scanning option directly from Windows Explorer’s contextual menu (mouse right-click).
b. Also, quarantine controls are improved by introducing a Quarantine Rescan feature to disinfect quarantined items and repeat quarantine scanning periodically.
4. IMPROVED SPAM DETECTION AND QUARANTINE CONTROLS
a. The latest Bitdefender anti-spam engine (2.9.x) provides Bitdefender Security for Mail Servers and Bitdefender Security for Exchange solutions higher accuracy to detect Spam and minimize the chance of any legitimate e-mails being flagged as spam (i.e. false positives).
b. The quarantine controls are improved on Bitdefender Security for Mail Servers and Bitdefender Security for Exchange solutions by allowing better access to view e-mail information or its full headers and body via a Quarantine Viewer. This allows administrators to quickly determine if legitimate emails or attachments have been misclassified and return them to the original recipient’s mailbox.
5. FASTER AND MORE ACCURATE MAIL SERVER FILTERING RULES
a. Improvements on the e-mail scanning rules for Bitdefender Security for Mail Servers and Bitdefender Security for Exchange has boosted performance by up to 25% compared to previous versions. The performance improvement converts into higher e-mail throughput and less processing resources used to process mail.
b. Filtering rules can be now applied for only incoming, only outgoing or bi-directional emails and support includes;
• Multiple, cascading policies on inbound / outbound emails
• Multiple SPAM thresholds
• Policies for e-mail header or mail server connection parameters can be defined for both e-mail sender and receiver
6. IMPORT OF ACTIVE DIRECTORY GROUPS ON EXCHANGE SERVER
Using Active Directory with Bitdefender Security for Exchange is improved by adding new a feature to import e-mail addresses from selected Active Directory Groups. This import feature is available on the local console to first create SMTP Groups and then assign group based policies. The import of Active Directory Groups will eliminate the manual effort of recreating and defining SMTP Groups when initially deploying and configuring the Bitdefender Security for Exchange solution.
7. SUPPORT FOR MICROSOFT® DYNAMICS RMS/POS: SERVER SECURITY
Retailers have received special attention in version 3.5 of the Security for Windows Servers.
Retail businesses are victims of approximately 35% of all reported data breaches, and cybercriminals commonly target retail business for their credit card information. Microsoft Dynamics Servers store information critical to the running of their retail business and downtime or the compromise of customer data can cause irrevocable damage to their bottom line. Therefore, it is important to take a proactive approach when protecting Retail Management Systems and Point of Sale systems (RMS/POS) deployed at remote store locations or within data centers to avoid malicious code infection and propagation within the network.
Retail businesses are required to comply with security standards, such as the Payment Card Industry’s Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), which requires measures to be taken to protect all information systems and the customer data they contain. Bitdefender has made the protection of these critical systems easier by preparing a secure configuration for using Bitdefender Security for File Servers together with Microsoft® Dynamics RMS (Retail Management System) version 2006/2007 and Microsoft® Dynamics POS (Point-of-Sale) version 2009. The optimized configuration will ensure the production server’s operational performance, while also ensuring it remains free of malicious code--reducing risks related to Internet based threats.
Products available in the Bitdefender Security for Windows Servers suite:
Bitdefender Security for File Servers
Bitdefender Security for Exchange
Bitdefender Security for Mail Servers
Bitdefender Security for SharePoint