Security-as-a-Service for AWS Components
Security-as-a-Service for Amazon Web Services by Bitdefender is a security solution designed for cloud infrastructures and integrated with GZ Cloud Console. An innovative and comprehensive solution, Security-as-a-Service for AWS protects Amazon EC2 instances running Windows or Linux operating systems.
Security-as-a-Service for AWS consists of the following components:
Security Console – the central management component, providing a web-based interface for deploying, configuring, monitoring, and reporting on the security status of Amazon EC2 instances. Security Console also includes Update Server, the component handling all product upgrade and signature update tasks.
Hosted and maintained by Bitdefender in the Amazon EC2 cloud, Security Console is available at the following web address: https://gravityzone.bitdefender.com. Service users have a unique Security Console account that is registered and synchronized with their AWS account.
Security Server – a hardened Linux-based virtual server, which centralizes and de-duplicates most of Bitdefender’s antimalware functionality. The Security Server performs the actual scanning, by serving the scan requests of the agents installed on protected instances. Consequently, all malware signatures are stored and maintained up to date automatically by the Security Server.
The Security Server is hosted and maintained by Bitdefender in the Amazon EC2 cloud. Interaction between Security Virtual Appliance and the other components is transparent to the Security Console user.
- BEST – the component that must be installed in each instance to be protected. BEST facilitates on-access and on-demand scans, by sending scan requests to the Security Server and applying actions according to the received scan response.