Take a security server in your virtual environment, add tools on each of the virtual servers you want to protect, throw in a control center in the cloud and you have what you need to protect against malware in the virtual world. While you're at it, never mind what virtual environment/hypervisor you're running, from VMware to Amazon Web Services (AWS), GravityZone has you covered.
GravityZone is a hypervisor-agnostic security system that manages all of the types of devices on your enterprise so that malware is far less a worry than with just about any other approach. It's easy to deploy, transparent to users and is about as dependable as it can get. It is a neat solution to a messy problem.
That problem - threats borne by malware - is messy for a lot of reasons. The obvious is that malware is messy. But not quite as obvious is that anti-malware can be equally messy in a virtual environment. First, updates and agents are needed. In a large virtual enterprise, that is a lot going on and it's going on at the expense of the performance of the environment. What is needed to fix that is an agentless or lightweight agent approach and a server that sits on the hypervisor so it can get to everything on the system easily. That describes GravityZone well.
The GravityZone control center sits on the hypervisor of your virtual data center. It communicates with the Bitdefender cloud and from the cloud gets its updates, which it then applies to its scans. Only the single scan engine does the work. This is preferable to the AV storms that can be caused by thousands of virtual machines performing decentralized scans simultaneously. The impact on the performance of the virtual data center is far less with GravityZone's centralized approach.
At a glance
Price $1,327 per year for 10 virtual servers.
What it does Hypervisor-agnostic security for virtual endpoints running on Citrix, VMware, Microsoft, Oracle and RedHat platforms.
What we liked Hypervisor agnostic.