The list of high profile companies officially acknowledging security breaches from hackers continues to grow, with the latest entrants being Apple and Facebook (News - Alert). With the attack on Apple jeopardizing the security of information stored on computers running the Mac OS X, it is clear that hackers have the skills to engage even the very powerful in the market. The real worry is on how small fish in the hacker infested-Internet world can secure their on-premise and cloud-stored data.
Bitdefender, a provider of innovative security solutions, has unveiled the GravityZone, a centralized security management system for physical, virtual and mobile nodes. GravityZone uses a cloud computing architecture to deliver a highly scalable security system to security managers, IT departments, policy makers and system integrators.
Built on the widely accepted Gravity Architecture, it delivers a solution that, unlike many in the market, does not require frequent pampering in terms of care and maintenance. By leveraging this innovation, companies can manage all end points from one single platform hence cutting down on the extra expenditure in the management of specific point solutions individually.
The GravityZone seamlessly integrates with already established cloud solution builds like VMware vCenter, Citrix XenServer and Microsoft (News - Alert) Active Directory allowing enterprises with systems running on these cloud computing platforms to easily assimilate the solution into their operations. This greatly eases deployment of protection to physical and virtual endpoints.
In addition to this, GravityZone reduces unparalleled time-cost savings by offloading scanning and deduplication whilst centralizing functionality for physical and virtualized environments.
Actual protection depends on the solution's ability to detect threats. This it does by using signature-oriented engines, B-HAVE and AVC technologies. Tested and proven true, this approach greatly increases the chances of detecting even the most expertly-disguised attacks to a system.
GravityZone comes in flexible licensing packages based on CPU or VM (Virtual Machine) and protected endpoints. Better still is the GravityZone-in-a-Box (News - Alert) solution scheduled to be out by May that will allow organizations to deploy protection plans that immediately cover physical, virtualized and mobile endpoints from a single console.
As cloud computing and Bring-your-own-Device trend continues to grow, so is the threat of malware attacks. According to the Threats, Solutions & Market Forecast 2012-2017 report, BYOD and cloud computing not only enhance productivity, but can also place company data and infrastructure at risk. Installing a robust security system remains to be the only solution since very few industry players are willing to scrap the trend.