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Product Watch: Bitdefender GravityZone

Product Watch: Bitdefender GravityZone

 

In this series of blog’s, we will be taking a look at the different products that are used by Proteus Support to support your business in its day-to-day needs. For this first blog we will discuss the Antimalware product we have chosen to supply to our clients; Bitdefender GravityZone.

So let’s start at the beginning:

Free vs Home vs Business

Unfortunately, there are business owners that may look to take shortcuts with their IT in order to make it as cheap as possible. But there are limits free Antivirus software, to start with you would only get the bare bones functionality, so just the Antivirus itself and not any of the other additional features that may be available. The home versions offer additional features but are complete installs, and these can take up additional resources from your computer. There can be other drawbacks but instead in this blog we’re going to focus on the benefits of their business solution; Bitdefender Gravityzone.

The GravityZone solution is centrally managed via the Bitdefender Control Centre with the Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools (BEST) being installed on Desktops, Laptops, and Servers. Once deployed these devices can be centrally managed through the control centre with a range of features:

 

-        AntiMalware

-        Sandbox Analyser

-        Firewall

-        Content Control

-        Patch Management

-        Relay options

-        Exchange Protection

-        Encryption

-        Among others

 

There is plenty of other functionality built in also, for example the ability to setup a device on the local network as a relay which can be responsible for the remote deployment of the BEST installer package on to other devices on the local network. In addition to this the relay can act as a central storage location for any software updates picked up by the Patch management policy.

The Bitdefender solution is the only solution for Proteus Support due to its versatility in features and consistent scoring when independently tested by sites such as av-test.org. There are many different versions available, both on-premise and through the cloud. We utilise the Bitdefender Cloud Security for MSP solution. This allows us the flexibility to provide not only the included modules such as the Content Control and Web Filtering, but also provide the additional modules where appropriate such as the Patch Management and Encryption.

All of these options can be configured in one or more policies and have different benefits. For example, Content Control can be used if you find an employee keeps installing games on their desktop when no one else is in the office. In this example it means that the policy can block access to that application. As another example the Web Filtering option can be used to blacklist or whitelist specific websites or categories of websites, such as Online Shopping, Gambling, Ads, and many more.

Bitdefender GravityZone is extremely scalable with far too many features to cover in this blog entry. If you would like to know more about how Proteus Support Ltd can use Bitdefender to protect your business then drop us an email at support@proteus-support.ltd.uk.

 

 

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