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Bitdefender GravityZone Achieves VMware Ready™ Status

January 23, 2017

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Bitdefender, the innovative security software solutions provider, today announced that its GravityZone solution has achieved VMware Ready™ status. This designation indicates that after a detailed validation process, the Bitdefender GravityZone security solution, version 6.1, has achieved VMware's highest level of endorsement and is supported on VMware NSX® for production environments.

"We are pleased that the Bitdefender GravityZone qualifies for the VMware Ready™ logo, signifying to customers that it has met specific VMware interoperability standards and works effectively with VMware cloud infrastructure. This signifies to customers that GravityZone can be deployed in production environments with confidence and can speed time to value within customer environments," said Kristen Edwards, director, Technology Alliance Partner Program, VMware.

Using GravityZone with VMware NSX, organizations can take software-defined data center security one step further by enabling agentless scanning for guest virtual machines (VMs) via NSX guest introspection. This can help eliminate the overhead induced by running separate instances of the agent in each VM, and offers increased resilience against advanced persistent attacks targeting the security solution itself. This provides enterprise customers with a new and proactive approach for securing their data centers and network virtualization environments from advanced threats and persistent attacks.

"Data centers are the heart of the digital economy, and security is paramount for data center operators across the world. The VMware Ready certification marks another step in our commitment to provide security that is easy to deploy and scale, and meets the unique requirements of today's highly virtualized environments. Our award-winning security solution leverages NSX capabilities in the software-defined data center to provide automated deployment and orchestration of security services," stated Harish Agastya, vice president, Enterprise Solutions at Bitdefender.

The VMware Ready program is a co-branding benefit of the Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program that makes it easy for customers to identify partner products certified to work with VMware cloud infrastructure. Customers can use these products and solutions to lower project risks and realize cost savings over custom built solutions.  With thousands of members worldwide, the VMware TAP program includes best-of-breed technology partners with the shared commitment to bring the best expertise and business solution for each unique customer need.

Bitdefender GravityZone can be found within the online VMware Solution Exchange (VSX) at http://solutionexchange.vmware.com/store/products/bitdefender-gravityzone-security-for-virtualized-environments. The VMware Solution Exchange is an online marketplace where VMware partners and developers can publish rich marketing content and downloadable software for our customers.

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 http://www.bitdefender.com/ .

VMware, VMware NSX and VMware Ready are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.

SOURCE Bitdefender

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