Bitdefender verified as Citrix Ready for Citrix VDI-in-a-Box
Bitdefender is now a validated and recommended third-party security solution to help Citrix customers increase their security posture across multiple platforms.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 – Bucharest, Romania – Bitdefender, an award-winning provider of innovative security solutions, today announced that Security for Virtualized Environments (SVE) has been verified as Citrix Ready® for Citrix VDI-in-a-Box™. As part of the Citrix Ready program, Bitdefender is now a validated and recommended third-party security solution to help Citrix customers increase their security posture across multiple platforms including VDI-in-a-Box, Citrix XenDesktop® and Citrix XenServer®.
Empowering the SMB market
Organizations of all sizes want and need enterprise level solutions to keep their businesses agile and competitive. VDI-in-a-Box is an easy, affordable, all-in-one desktop virtualization solution that makes the benefits of desktop virtualization available to every business. As a Citrix Ready verified solution, Bitdefender SVE is built with these same principles in mind, and upholds all the simplicity and cost saving benefits that customers expect when implementing VDI-in-a-Box.
Joining forces with a market leader
“Citrix is a market leader in desktop virtualization solutions. VDI-in-a-Box was purpose built from the ground up to meet the demands for affordable, simple to use, and easy to manage solutions for small to medium enterprises,” said Robert Krauss, Director Enterprise Sales and Alliances, North America, Bitdefender. “Now Citrix, VDI-in-a-Box customers have all the advantages with an enterprise security solution, purpose-built for virtualized environments in mind.
“As a member of our Citrix Ready partner ecosystem, Bitdefender has performed testing and validation to ensure that it works well with VDI-in-a-Box and provides a solid security solution optimized for our virtualized environment,” said Kumar Goswami, VP of Products & Strategy, Citrix. “As demand for VDI-in-a-Box continues to grow, our technology combined with solutions like Bitdefender SVE gives customers the centralized virtual desktop management and comprehensive security they need, so they can focus on their business, not on IT.”
Bitdefender Security for Virtualized Environments (SVE) provides VDI-in-a-Box users three major benefits. First, the virus definition database is stored, on a dedicated central Security Virtual Appliance. Therefore when VMs are refreshed, information will not be lost. Second, when the centralized database is updated, users no longer need to download updates on an individual basis. Third, to maximize resources and avoid overconsumption associated with traditional AV solutions, SVE can centralize scanning or stagger scanning, based on their environment and needs.
Like Citrix VDI-in-a-Box, Security for Virtualized Environments was built with simplicity and manageability in mind. Implementation can be done in as little as an hour, and once up and running, SVE is streamlined to minimize day-to-day management costs. From a licensing perspective, SVE can be licensed either via CPU or on a concurrent user based pricing, which provides an intuitive and scalable pricing that fits the VDI-in-a-Box model.
About the Citrix Ready Program
The Citrix Ready program identifies verified solutions that are trusted to enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix, including Citrix® XenDesktop®, VDI-in-a-Box™, XenApp™, XenServer®, NetScaler®, and GoToMeeting®. The Citrix Ready designation is awarded to third party products that have successfully met verification criteria set by Citrix, and gives customers an added confidence in the compatibility of the joint solution offering. The Citrix Ready program leverages industry-leading alliances across the Citrix partner eco-system to meet a wide variety customer needs, and currently incorporates over 2,800 partners who have demonstrated more than 18,000 product verifications. It also includes the Citrix Ready Community Verified program, which allows customers to see thousands of products that have been verified by other customers to work in their production environments. The Citrix Ready program received the Alliance Excellence Award from the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP) for creating a strong community through implementation of new, innovative best practices. More information about the Citrix Ready program can be found at www.citrix.com/citrixready . Reach Citrix Ready using social media via the Citrix Ready Blog site and Twitter.
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Bitdefender is a global security technology company that delivers solutions in more than 200 countries through a network of value-added alliances, distributors and reseller partners. Since 2001, Bitdefender has consistently produced award-winning business and consumer security technology, and is a leading security provider in virtualization and cloud technologies. Through R&D, alliances and partnership teams, Bitdefender has elevated the highest standards of security excellence in both its number-one-ranked technology and its strategic alliances with the world’s leading virtualization and cloud technology providers. For more information please visit http://enterprise.bitdefender.com. Please follow on Twitter @virt_sec