Security service for virtual machines, virtualized datacenters and cloud instances delivered by the GravityZone on premise console.
Based on competitive performance testing run with Login Virtual Session Indexer, (Login VSI), GravityZone – SVE has the least impact on applications running in virtualized environments among virtualization security solutions
Delivered as a Linux Ubuntu self-configuring hardened virtual appliance, integrates with VMware vCenter, Citrix XenServer, and Active Directory
GravityZone Security for Virtualized Environments server consolidation by up to 20% when compared to traditional antimalware, reducing hardware needs and energy consumption
Eliminates single point of failure and AV storms, grows organically by cloning virtual appliances and automating deployment with golden images
Combines simplified deployment and administration with powerful antimalware engines and security policies to help streamline IT operations while improving compliance
Optimized protection on all known hypervisors - VMware vShield VMware ESXi, Citrix Xen, Microsoft Hyper-V, Red Hat KVM, Oracle VM and more
Antimalware and antivirus, including real-time protection for file systems, memory, processes and registry database;
including similarity-based detection, advanced threat control against unknown ransomware, and anti-ransomware vaccine to halt the encryption process
Fully featured two-way personal firewall and host-based intrusion detection and prevention HIDS / HIPS;
Multiple thread filtering of web content to identify potential online threats;
Port and device control to enforce data protection policies;
Creates inventory of authorized applications and prevents the execution of malware or unauthorized software. Application Control Whitelisting is available for Windows platform only (starting with Windows 7 for desktop and Windows Server 2008 R2). Application Control Whitelisting should not be activated on File Servers.
Bitdefender GravityZone is the new Bitdefender enterprise security solution for Medium to Very Large Organizations. It's redesigned from the ground up with a fresh, but proven private cloud computing architecture that takes full advantage of virtualized infrastructures. GravityZone leverages Bitdefender's acclaimed antimalware technologies and provides a centralized security management platform for physical, virtualized and mobile endpoints.
GravityZone is a business-agile solution that implements a holistic approach. Not just antivirus, but an enterprise-grade solution that helps organizations to attain their virtualization projects objectives and secure data, while preserving the systems' performance and users' productivity.
With built in redundancy and load balancing mechanism, it's capable to scale-out on-demand to protect from hundreds to hundreds of thousands of endpoints, and provides administrators with a single pane of glass into organization's security postures, global threats and dashboards for various roles within the organization.
From platform architecture to security services, GravityZone emerges as a reinvented enterprise security solution built for the new IT landscape. The solution combines highly optimized virtualization aware security with leading detection technologies and a fresh, but proven, architecture.
Complex enterprise environments require tailored, integrated security solutions that support heterogeneous environments with a broad range of systems and usage scenarios. GravityZone has been designed to deliver optimized security for the new threats and risks of data exposures introduced by:
All this has changed the IT landscape, the way information is delivered and consumed, how applications and services are provisioned.
GravityZone itself is implemented as a private cloud solution that runs on virtualized layers and it's packed to enable organizations to secure their IT assets, while helps to reduce administration burden, lower TCO and improve the return-on-investments. The solution removes the scalability limitation of legacy solutions based on client-server architecture and relational databases.
The improvement continues with security services, too. GravityZone extends and integrates security services to virtualized environments and mobile devices. So, as users are expecting the same experience when consuming information on a PC, Laptop, Tablet or Smartphone, the information security will be preserved, too, no matter if is accessed locally or remotely, from a workstation or a mobile device, if the company uses traditional or virtualized infrastructures.
GravityZone is unified by design and aims to be a solution that covers all security requirements. In current stage it unifies the main security services and provides a single point of management for physical, virtualized and mobile endpoints security. Future development will integrate new security services into GravityZone, like security for email and collaboration, and also will add services enhancements and support for other platforms.
Unlike other solutions that bolt-on modules to an aging architecture, importing different 3rd party technologies and trying to put them together, Bitdefender GravityZone has been architected from the ground up as a unified security management platform across physical, virtualized and mobile environments. It features a modular design that allows flexible and tailored security services, and role based administration.
The solution comprises of the following integrated components:
GravityZone is 100% modularized. This means that you can choose what services you want to license, with the needed number of units per each one.
Even if GravityZone is delivered as virtual appliance, its deployment is not constrained by SVE service activation. However, if you already run or plan to deploy virtualization projects, we recommend you to implement Security for Virtualized Environments (SVE).
With GravityZone you will benefit of effective security and improved administration efficiency from two directions. On one side reduced administration burden due to centralized management and architecture benefits with simple turn-key deployment of GravityZone virtual appliance, built in redundancy and scalability mechanism, and on the other side is the optimized virtualization security services of SVE that will help you attain your business objectives of the virtualization projects and realize the full potential of your investments.
For example, there is a need to provide security for VMs running on VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V at the same time.
Yes, with Security for Virtualized Environments service of GravityZone you can manage all types of virtualization scenarios from a single point of management. GravityZone Control Center is integrated with VMware vCenter and Citrix XenCenter, and also supports many other virtualization platforms, like Microsoft Hyper-V, KVM, RedHat Enterprise Virtualization, or Oracle Virtualization.
Security for Exchange is licensed per # of active mailboxes (including room, equipment and shared mailboxes).
A mailbox is counted once even if it has multiple email addresses (i.e. aliases) attached. The license allows installing protection on all supported Exchange Servers in the organization. In addition to Microsoft Exchange protection, the license also covers the endpoint protection modules installed on the server.
GravityZone is a modular solution supporting you to license only what you need, when you need. You can license each security service for the necessary number of units.
Volume discounts are applicable for each security service, starting from as low as 15 units.
GravityZone – SVE is delivered within a Linux-based Security Server for centralized scanning and is managed from GravityZone Control Center, the unified management platform for physical, virtual and mobile endpoints.
Note: Agentless version (VMware vShield platform) support for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 depends on VMware vShield Endpoint compatibility, and is available starting with VMware vShield Manager version 5.5.
Security for Mobile Devices supports the following types of mobile devices and operating systems:
All Bitdefender GravityZone security services are powered by Control Center infrastructure. To activate the security services for mobile devices you just need to enter a valid license key.
If Security for Mobile Devices is the first GravityZone service in your environment, than you need to deploy the management platform. Requirements for GravityZone Control Center can be found here:
GravityZone Control Center is delivered as a virtual appliance, packed in the following formats:
Support for other formats and virtualization platforms may be provided on request.
Minimum Hardware Requirements
Deploy the GravityZone virtual appliance with the following minimum hardware configuration:
The GravityZone appliance requires Internet access for updates and communication with remote and mobile endpoints.
Control Center Web Console Requirements
To access the Control Center web console, the following are required:
Installation Guide offers you essential information to deploy GravityZone in your network.
Administrator’s Guide helps you to manage and monitor network security with GravityZone.
Reporter’s Guide shows how you can monitor your network security.
Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools Users Guide is intended to help Windows users run local scans and remove malware from their systems.
Endpoint Security for MAC Users Guide is intended to help Mac users run local scans and remove malware from their systems.
API Documentation helps developers automate business workflows using the Bitdefender GravityZone APIs.