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26 February 2018

GravityZone provides VMware customers with award-winning, next-generation security that facilitates management efficiency and infrastructure performance across the hybrid datacenter

Bitdefender, a leading global cybersecurity technology company protecting 500 million users worldwide, today announced GravityZone Security for Virtualized Environments is available to customers of VMware Cloud™ on AWS. VMware Cloud on AWS brings together VMware’s enterprise-class Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) software and elastic, bare-metal infrastructure from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to give organizations consistent operating model and application mobility for private and public cloud.


GravityZone Security for Virtualized Environments uses layered next-generation defenses such as application control, tunable machine learning and network sandboxing to deliver superior efficacy against advanced threats, known and unknown. In addition to reliable protection, GravityZone offers VMware Cloud on AWS customers a single point of security management for their entire hybrid cloud estate, simplifying security operations, maintaining comprehensive visibility and ensuring security-policy consistency across the VMware hybrid cloud.


GravityZone natively integrates with both the on-premises vCenter Servers and those running in VMware Cloud on AWS, which are interconnected via VMware Hybrid Link Mode. This gives operations teams real-time visibility into the global virtual machine (VM) inventory, including instantiation and termination, protection status, and movement across the hybrid cloud. Consequently, GravityZone can automatically apply VM-appropriate security policies (e.g., based on grouping and tagging) that follow the workloads regardless of where in the hybrid cloud they operate.


“GravityZone unifies workload-security management for all on-premises and cloud-based machines, enabling consistent policy enforcement and compliance,” said Andrei Florescu, Group Product Manager, Bitdefender. “Adding support for GravityZone on VMware Cloud on AWS is another illustration of our focus on offering customers security solutions that not only deliver effective protection, but also amplify the manageability and performance benefits of the underlying infrastructure.”

VMware Cloud on AWS technology partners enable customers to deploy the same proven solutions seamlessly in both the public and private cloud. VMware simplifies the deployment and eliminates the need for partners to refactor solutions for VMware Cloud on AWS. If a partner solution works on-premises in a VMware vSphere® environment, it will easily support VMware Cloud on AWS. VMware technology partners complement and enhance native VMware Cloud on AWS service and enable customers to realize new capabilities.


“VMware Cloud on AWS provides customers a seamlessly integrated hybrid cloud offering that gives customers the SDDC experience from the leader in private cloud, running on the leading public cloud provider, AWS,” said Mark Lohmeyer, vice president and general manager, Cloud Platform Business Unit, VMware. “Solutions such as Bitdefender GravityZone Security for Virtualized Environments enable IT teams to reduce cost, increase efficiency, and create operational consistency across cloud environments. We’re excited to work with partners such as Bitdefender to enhance native VMware Cloud on AWS capabilities and empower customers with flexibility and choice in solutions that can drive business value.”


About VMware Cloud on AWS

Delivered, sold and supported by VMware as an on-demand service, and running on elastic, bare-metal AWS infrastructure, VMware Cloud on AWS is powered by VMware Cloud Foundation™, the unified SDDC platform that integrates vSphere, VMware vSAN™ and VMware NSX® virtualization technologies. With the same architecture and operational experience on-premises and in the cloud, IT teams can quickly derive business value from use of the AWS and VMware hybrid cloud experience. For more information on the VMware Cloud on AWS partner ecosystem, please visit:


About GravityZone Security for Virtualized Environments

A VMware Ready solution from Bitdefender (a VMware Elite Partner), GravityZone has been fully validated on VMware Cloud on AWS. GravityZone delivers award-winning layered next-generation defenses while facilitating IT agility, operational efficiency and lower infrastructure costs. GravityZone is engineered to minimize security’s impact on datacenter and cloud resources, maximizing virtualization density to increase infrastructure utilization and facilitating faster application performance to improve end-user experience.


About Bitdefender

Bitdefender is a global security technology company that provides cutting edge end-to-end cyber security solutions and advanced threat protection to more than 500 million users in more than 150 countries. Since 2001, Bitdefender has consistently produced award-winning business and consumer security technology, and is a provider of choice in both hybrid infrastructure security and endpoint protection. Through R&D, alliances and partnerships, Bitdefender is trusted to be ahead and deliver robust security you can rely on. More information is available at

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