Story image

Bitdefender releases new EDR security solution to achieve 'holy grail' of protection

13 Nov 17

Bitdefender has released a new cloud-based security offering to the market that brings together endpoint detection, prevention and response into a single console.

The company designed its GravityZone XDR to be a layered platform that is able to provide protection against both known and unknown cyber threats.

According to Harish Agastya, VP of Enterprise Solutions at Bitdefender, “EDR as a technology holds much promise for the security industry, but existing market offerings are too complex to be deployed by most organisations.”

XDR uses a combination of firewall and patch management abilities and it is able to block threats at pre-execution through machine learning. 

The company included real-time process monitoring, anti-exploit protection, sandbox analysis and full disk encryption as part of its offering.

“These components work together to continuously evolve protection of the endpoint from increasingly sophisticated attackers while supporting an organization’s overall security posture,” the company states.

The company has also integrated big data as part of a threat analytics module. It uses an event recorder to stream insights about event chains that look suspicious.

Security administrators are also able to look up XDR investigations in VirusTotal and submit samples for behaviour analysis to Bitdefender’s Sandbox Analyser. They can then delete, kill or quarantine any indicators of compromise or apply policy changes.

“With only the most relevant events being offered for incident response, threat hunting cost and effort are lowered. Having this EDR capability as part of a truly integrated security platform enables the holy grail of endpoint protection - prevent, detect, investigate, respond, and evolve,” Agastya continues.

In a separate announcement, the company announced a collaboration with Microsoft to provide enterprise security for Mac and Linux devices.

Enterprise customers will be able to access Bitdefender’s solutions across Microsoft’s Windows Defender ATP management console.

Microsoft selected Bitdefender for its reputation for having the ‘highest malware detection efficacy and fewest false positives for Mac and Linux endpoints,’ the company says in a statement.

We are delighted to have this opportunity to work with Microsoft and be one of their ‘go-to’ partners for Windows Defender ATP customers needing to protect Mac and Linux devices,” comments Vince Schiavo, Bitdefender’s SVP of Worldwide Enterprise Sales and Marketing.

Moti Gindi, Microsoft’s general manager of Windows Cyber Defense, says customers can extend Microsoft protection to non-Windows endpoints.

“This provides Sec-ops holistic protection and visibility across their Windows and non-Windows endpoints and ensures they can quickly and accurately detect, investigate and responds to attacks across their entire install base.”

Telesmart to deliver Cloud Calling for Microsoft Teams
The integration will allow Telesmart’s Cloud Calling for Microsoft Teams to natively enable external voice connectivity from within Teams collaborative workflow environment.
Jade Software & Ambit take chatbots to next level of AI
“Conversation Agents present a huge opportunity to increase customer and employee engagement in a cost-effective manner."
How to keep network infrastructure secure and available
Two OVH executives have weighed in on how network infrastructure and the challenges in that space will be evolving in the coming year.
White box losing out to brands in 100 GE switching market
H3C, Cisco and Huawei have all gained share in the growing competition in the data centre switching market.
Gartner names newcomer Exabeam a leader in SIEM
The vendor landscape for SIEM is evolving, with recent entrants bringing technologies optimised for analytics use cases.
52mil users affected by Google+’s second data breach
Google+ APIs will be shut down within the next 90 days, and the consumer platform will be disabled in April 2019 instead of August 2019 as originally planned.
How Fujitsu aims to tackle digitalisation and the data that comes with it
Fujitsu CELSIUS workstations aim to be the ideal platform for accelerating innovation and data-rich design.
Genesys PureCloud generates triple-digit revenue growth year on year
In Australia and New Zealand, the company boosted PureCloud revenue by nearly 100%.