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Product Watch: Bitdefender GravityZone

Product Watch: Bitdefender GravityZone

 

In this series of articles, we will be looking at the different products that are available from Proteus Support to assist your business in its day-to-day needs. For this first entry we will discuss the Antimalware product we have chosen to supply to our clients; Bitdefender GravityZone.

The GravityZone solution is centrally managed via the Bitdefender Control Centre by Proteus Support Ltd. This is achieved with the Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools (BEST) being installed on Desktops, Laptops, and Servers within your business and can be provided for Windows, Mac, or Linux. Once deployed these devices can be centrally managed through the control centre with a range of features being available to use.

The features

-        AntiMalware

-        Advanced Threat Control

-        Firewall

-        Content Control

-        Device Control

-        Encryption

-        Patch Management

-        EDR Sensor

-        Exchange Protection

-        Sandbox Analyser

Antimalware

This is the main feature of the product as it can be configured to run regular scans of your device to provide piece of mind that you are threat free. The virus signature database utilised by Bitdefender is updated hourly in order to keep ahead of the continuing threat of new Malware.  

When a threat is detected the Antimalware will either quarantine or delete the detected Malware where possible. On occasion manual action will be needed as Bitdefender may not be able to deal with the threat. At this point Proteus Support Ltd would alert you to the issue and provide support options for remediation.

Advanced Threat Control

This is another layer of the Antimalware designed to detect Zero-Day threats. Zero-Day or unknown Malware is Malware which is currently unknown by Security providers, thousands of new threats are discovered daily. More information can be found here: https://www.bitdefender.com/business/usecases/exploits-zero-days.html

 

 

Firewall

In much the same way you can manage your Firewall on the machine locally through Windows we can centrally manage the firewall options to block vulnerable ports where necessary and only open the ports relevant for your business to run.

Content Control

This highly versatile feature provides the options to blacklist or whitelist website access and can even provide scheduled access for all hours of all days of the week. With 43 different categories available you have the option to restrict access to undesirable content. Examples include Gambling, Social Networks, Narcotics, plus many other options. It can also block a category such as social media but can also give you the flexibility to allow a specific website in that category, such as LinkedIn.

This can also be extended to applications. 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.

Patch Management

This function scans the applications on your device and can provide information of available updates to install for those applications. Vendors are continually updating vulnerabilities that have been identified in their software that can be exploited by criminals. This feature can be completely managed remotely by Proteus Support Ltd by running regular scans of your device to determine any missing update and then deploy those updates remotely.

In Conclusion

The Bitdefender product is the only solution for Proteus Support Ltd due to the 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 an Antimalware product which is regularly updated but can also configure the additional modules to suite your needs. All these options can be configured in one or more policies and have different benefits.

Bitdefender GravityZone is extremely scalable with far too many features to cover in this article. If you would like to know more about how Proteus Support Ltd can use Bitdefender GravityZone to protect your business then you can call us on 01934 440026 or drop us an email at support@proteus-support.ltd.uk.

 

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