Strengths: Unifies security management for physical, virtualized and mobile environments.
Verdict: Single security platform for virtual, physical and mobile systems, enabling seamless security interactions between the various environments.
This sounds a bit like one of those inflatable toys at local fairs inside of which kids bounce around. Or, perhaps, some science fiction environment that surrounds a planet. Actually, although it is neither, it has some similar characteristics.
Like the kid's toy, GravityZone lets users bounce between various computing environments: physical, virtualized and mobile. Like a gravitational field around the planet, it pulls the paradigms together and down to a single security management environment. Each of the paradigms has its own security requirements, but as part of a coherent enterprise each needs to work in concert. The focal point is the GravityZone Control Center. Each of the management modules plugs in separately.
Consider the typical virtualized - or, hybrid, if you prefer - enterprise. The servers live in the virtual. The endpoints are physical, with some of them mobile devices. Each has its own requirements, operating systems and, of course, security quirks. Certainly it would be pleasantest to take the security management from each of the portions - each quite different from the rest - pull it together in a single management console and facilitate security interaction between them. That is exactly what GravityZone does.
GravityZone comes as a virtual appliance and it supports an extremely wide range of physical virtual and mobile systems, operating systems, mobile environments and hypervisors. For today's enterprises, it is unlikely that one will have something that GravityZone can't support. But if something is present - a hypervisor, for example - Bitdefender will configure it for you.