Today, modern security tools including Bitdefender antivirus are known as EDR solutions (Endpoint Detection and Response). They are the next evolution of anti-virus software.
Anti-virus software has always operated based on a “database” of malicious software fingerprints. If the anti-virus software was not up to date, new malicious software would not be prevented. It also couldn’t be caught early enough to prevent further damage once it had infected machines.
Additionally, malware became more sophisticated over the years. Firstly, the malicious application would disable the anti-virus application running on the system.
What Is Bitdefender Antivirus?
Bitdefender is an extensive software security suite targeted at enterprise laptops and desktops as well as servers.
Instead of relying on a rudimentary database of malicious software fingerprints, EDR solutions act differently. Now, they attempt to characterize malicious actions within the system. This could include behaving like an application attempting to bypass the Windows Firewall. By adopting a multi-layered approach to security, businesses can benefit from deeper protection. This is necessary because of the many attack vectors available on modern systems.
What Are The Benefits Of Using Bitdefender?
Aside from the additional security layers to protect your business, users can also cherry-pick security features from the core product page. Below are just a few examples of the key benefits of using Bitdefender.
1. Centralized EDR Dashboard and reporting
Business stability and growth are every CEO’s dream. But that additional growth also needs to be stabilized and protected. As the business grows undoubtedly so does the number of endpoints under management. That’s why it’s important to have a simple method for a minimal number of administrators to have full visibility of which machines are at risk or are non-compliant.
2. Full Disk Encryption
Many industries such as healthcare (HIPAA), financial (FINRA), and government require data encryption. Both in flight (over the network), as well as at rest (on disk). Consider stolen laptops or workstations which contain proprietary information. It’s easy to understand why full disk encryption is necessary.
3. Patch Management
Smaller companies may not have an investment in software deployment managers such as Microsoft SCCM. That’s why Bitdefender offers patch management functionality. This data flows into the dashboard reports. Ultimately this means that at-risk machines can be identified and upgraded before they pose a larger organizational risk.
Typically organizations will employ Active Directory policies to enforce Windows Firewall configurations. Bitdefender takes a slightly different approach, allowing known application traffic to flow freely. It can also provide protection against port scans.
Bitdefender antivirus has simple procurement and usage reporting across all customers that have it installed. Additionally, there are no up-front costs or long-term commitments in pricing. Furthermore, it boasts a low system administrator overhead in managing the security platform.
Is Bitdefender Compatible With Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Web Service?
Bitdefender antivirus is available for sale through the AWS Marketplace. It is licensed on a consumption model instead of a subscription model. This model allows full alignment with AWS’ own pay-as-you-go model.
Creating new hosted environments or scaling existing workload is straightforward – install the Bitdefender agent and you’re off and running.
The GravityZone dashboard provides a full view of all EC2 instances running in any tenant.
Bitdefender Antivirus In Action
SPK primarily uses BitDefender with its AWS Cloud Hosted SolidWorks PDM solution.
From a single pane of glass, SPK can view data across many customers spread throughout several AWS accounts and tenants. SPK also ensures that Bitdefender is running within all vCAD (virtual CAD) workstations. vCAD is a virtual engineering platform that requires high performance and low latency in order to provide the user with an optimal 3D design environment.
Bitdefender antivirus is a great EDR solution (Endpoint Detection and Response). It helps businesses stay ahead of clever cybersecurity threats by imitating malicious behavior. With cherry-pick security features, low administration need, cost efficiencies and more, it’s a product we highly recommend investing in. In fact, we use it with many of our own products and to help protect our customer’s organizations too.
Bitdefender is a scalable cybersecurity solution for enterprises and small businesses alike. You can purchase Bitdefender directly from AWS Marketplace. Alternatively, if you’re looking for expert help to ensure your architecture is watertight, we can also assist you.
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