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Bitdefender Delivers Comprehensive Security for Software-Defined Datacenters

Bitdefender, a leading global cybersecurity technology company protecting 500 million users worldwide, helps enterprises implementing Software-Defined Datacenter (SDDC) technologies safeguard infrastructures, while promoting its agility, efficiency and performance. As the datacenter undergoes major transformation, moving away from legacy siloed hardware-centric systems, there is a need for security solutions that ensure enterprises extract maximum value from SDDC deployments.

Bitdefender's security platform, GravityZone, is designed to simplify security operations and minimize impact on infrastructure resources, while delivering adaptive layered next-generation defenses. The platform enables centralized security manageability for physical, virtual on-premise and cloud machines, maximizing virtualization density to reduce infrastructure costs and minimizing latency to improve user experience.

"In today's rapidly transforming landscape, infosec teams have to get more efficient to stay effective," advises Eric Hanselman, Chief Analyst at 451 Research. "Modern security solutions require tighter integration with infrastructure and operational systems to keep up with scale and agility demands. Bitdefender's datacenter security technology and long history of partnerships puts it in an interesting position in what it can offer."

Bitdefender is a VMware Technology Alliance Partner and Bitdefender GravityZone, as a certified VMware Ready Networking and Security solution, tightly integrates with the VMware suite, supporting agentless deployments, security automation and streamlined manageability through the vSphere® Web Client. With NSX support for both Windows and Linux clients, GravityZone provides comprehensive security coverage for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and servers regardless of the operating system. In addition, GravityZone supports a seamless transition from VMware vCNS to NSX.

"In an environment of incessant cyber-attacks, an organization's ability to protect datacenter workloads and prevent breaches is as important as maximizing the return on the infrastructure investment. Enterprises invest in Software-Defined Datacenter technologies to gain operational agility and efficiency, while maximizing the performance and utilization of their datacenter infrastructure," said Harish Agastya vice president, Enterprise Solutions at Bitdefender.

He went on to say, "However, many datacenter security solutions on the market today force businesses to choose between security efficacy and datacenter performance. At Bitdefender, we ensure customers achieve both with our award-winning layered next-generation datacenter security that is built on an efficient, agile and scalable architecture."  

To learn more about how GravityZone customers maximize the efficiency and agility of security operations, be sure to attend the joint presentation by Bitdefender and Saint Francis Healthcare System at VMworld 2017 "How to Promote Operational Efficiency and Customer Satisfaction with Security Built for SDDC." It will take place at the VMworld Solutions Exchange Theater on Wednesday, August 30 at 10:20 am.

To see a live demo of security automation on VMware NSX and learn best practices for protecting SDDC workloads, stop by Bitdefender's booth #1401.

Published Friday, August 25, 2017 6:16 PM by David Marshall
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