As a core part of Cloud Native Security, GravityZone Cloud and Server Security minimizes the security impact on cloud computing resources and automates security management using comprehensive integrations with technologies from Citrix, Nutanix, VMware, and public clouds such as Amazon and Azure.

GravityZone includes a purpose-built cloud server security stack that provides robust prevention and detection across hybrid, multi-cloud and physical desktops, servers, mobile devices, and email.

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Lower cloud security costs

Lower Cloud Security Costs

Use proven high-performance server security and comprehensive integrations to automate security workflows.

Eliminate security blind spots

Eliminate Security Blind Spots

Leverage highly effective technologies to prevent and detect advanced attacks on cloud workloads.

Consolidate Control And Visibility

Consolidate Control And Visibility

Consolidate security across hybrid-, multi-cloud, end-user and server, Linux and Windows, and containers.

Capabilities & Benefits


Built from the ground up for virtualized and cloud environments, GravityZone uses a single set of featherweight in-guest security tools instead of heavy legacy agents. Scan offloading, combined with patented caching algorithms and heuristics, minimizes the security “tax” on infrastructure resources, increasing VM density by up to 55%.

Consolidated Security

GravityZone supports all hypervisors and is compatible with any cloud infrastructure. From the same deployment, it can protect multiple hypervisors, clouds and guest OSs. Enterprises can extend protection beyond servers and cloud environments to physical endpoints, mobile devices and Exchange mailboxes.

Agile and Efficient Security Operations

GravityZone expedites deployment and automates security workflows at scale via integration with cloud workload platforms such as AWS, Citrix Hypervisor, Nutanix AHV and, and VMware vCenter Server.

Purpose-Built Protection

Bitdefender uses a purpose-built technology stack for servers and consistently leads independent prevention and detection tests, stopping 100% of the threats in the  Comparatives 2020 APT test and demonstrating the highest number of detections in the MITRE ATT&CK evaluation published in 2021.

Top Infrastructure Performance

GravityZone Security for Servers minimizes its footprint inside the VM with a unified featherweight agent, patented antimalware heuristics and caching algorithms that make protection less resource-intensive. This results in drastically reduces latency and improves the end-user experience as applications have more CPU, memory, and IOPS resources to run.

Carrier-Grade Scalability and Resilience

GravityZone’s modular web-scale architecture provides the scalability to secure carrier-grade deployments. The platform can expand on-demand in a linear and efficient fashion by adding Security Virtual Appliances (SVA) or multiplying Control Center server roles if required.

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Industry Recognition

Bitdefender is recognized by industry analyst firms and independent testing organizations.

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  • Gartner Customer Choice 2024
  • Mitre Engenuity
  • AV Test
  • AV Comparatives
Senior Systems Architect

“We need to make sure Mentor’s engineers can write code, build products, and run automated tests without IT causing any hiccups. It’s also critical we fully protect the technology they use to create products that generate revenue for the business. Bitdefender gives us the best of both worlds.”

Brian Alexander

Senior Systems Architect, Mentor
Matt Ulrich

“GravityZone provided the highest levels of reliable security without slowing down computers and impacting the users’ experience... We have peace of mind we’re protected while getting more time in our day to support the business.”

Matt Ulrich

Network Administrator, Speedway Motorsports
Mikael Korsgaard Jensen

“For us, the key … would be the product’s performance in our virtualized environment... The decision to proceed with GravityZone was also due to the easy and fast deployment, and how unobtrusive the product is for our end-users.”

Mikael Korsgaard Jensen

Server Manager, Herning Municipality, Denmark

What Bitdefender products can be used to protect virtual desktops and servers and cloud workloads?

GravityZone Security for Servers is ideal for enterprises looking to maximize performance with a high density of server workloads or VDIs and is compatible with any hypervisor and cloud environment. Security for AWS protects workloads running on AWS and simplifies deployment and management through integration, while GravityZone Business Security Enterprise​ and GravityZone Business Security Premium also include the high-performance centralized scan option and extra prevention, detection, and response layers.

How does Bitdefender block memory exploits targeting Windows servers?

The Bitdefender server security stack includes Advanced Anti-Exploit that was designed specifically to identify and stop specific exploitation techniques against application and system memory. The technology blocks are known but unpatched exploits as well as 0-days.

How does GravityZone Security for Servers improve user experience and minimize resource consumption?

Instead of using a full security agent in each virtual machine or cloud instance, Bitdefender uses a featherweight agent and offloads and centralizes scanning to dedicated Security Virtual Appliances (SVA). Multi-level caching and scan optimization technologies further reduce CPU, memory or network impact by ensuring the same files are not scanned twice.

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Installation Guide

GravityZone Installation Guide offers essential information on how to deploy GravityZone in your network.  

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