Bitdefender sets new security standards for virtual environments and protection against ATP attacks

The Romanian producer of antivirus software is already known around the world for its technology to fight a wide range of threats. Its products are addressed both to the home user, the SME sector and the Enterprise. Competitive products stand out from other manufacturers in this industry by offering comprehensive security solutions to their clients.

One of them is the Bitdefender GravityZone , mentioned recently by us - this solution is to assist administrators in the matter of component management and protection functions from the level of the web console hosted on the manufacturer's server or depending on the enterprise security policy, to enable the use of the same functionalities almost in any operating system, including virtual work environments. GravityZone protects virtual and physical systems, servers and mobile devices.

New technology to protect virtual environments

Romanians do not stop there and together with the release of Bitdefender, GravityZone intends to integrate with this solution their own proprietary technology to protect virtual environments. Bitdefender Hypervisor-based Memory Introspection aims to help virtualization providers and data center administrators detect and block sophisticated threats by looking at virtual workstations from the hypervisor.

Until now, security software manufacturers have created solutions based on hierarchy of privileges: ring-zero / root / administrator, where there was usually no difference between the obtained attacker privileges and the victim (system), especially when we talk about advanced and targeted APT attacks in which unknown threat it penetrated the infrastructure for many days / weeks before it was detected.

Romanians creating Hypervisor-based Memory Introspection assumed that the working environment is already infected, and this technology is used to identify and fight against previously installed malware. Hypervisor-based Memory Introspection uses a higher level of permissions (ring-minus-one) by injecting a Bitdefender Clean-up Tools tool in addition to a working virtual system, whose task is to detect and neutralize the threat. This solution enables more efficient detection and mitigation of attacks from previously installed malicious software and enables data center administrators to better protect data in virtual endpoints.

Bitdefender Hypervisor-based Memory Introspection was presented at the Citrix Synergy 403 conference on May 12-14 in Orlando. So far, this technology will only be available to Bitdefender customers, but the manufacturer announces that the Hypervisor-based Memory Introspection will be widely available by the end of the year.

It is worth adding that the Bitdefender step towards virtual environments and Linux is not something random. The company belongs to the Linux Foundation organization with the status of a "Silver Participant" and together they work to promote and improve the security of virtual environments and open source programs.

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