Bitdefender, the award-winning provider of innovative security solutions, announced the integration of VMware vShield 5 Endpoint and Security for Virtualized Environments. The combined technologies give customers de-duplication capabilities of antimalware functions, using a series of proprietary cache mechanisms, which greatly improves consolidation ratios in VMware environments.
Until now, organisations have been forced to take traditional security approaches to protecting virtual environments, which created high operating costs and significant performance bottlenecks. The new approach to security saves resources and maximizes consolidation ratios in virtualized datacenters without sacrificing security
“We congratulate Bitdefender for meeting all VMware requirements for complete integration with VMware vShield 5 Endpoint™ security technologies,” said Parag Patel, Vice President, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware. “The combined virtualisation and security expertise of VMware and Bitdefender will deliver on-going value to our customers by offloading key antimalware functions to a security virtual machine for improved performance.”
“Given the complexity and growth of virtualised environments, traditional endpoint security approaches are highly inefficient, lacking in scalability and quickly proving to be ineffective,” said Bogdan Dumitru, CTO, Bitdefender. “Working with industry leaders in virtualisation, our security solutions leverage technologies like VMware vShield to optimize performance and ensure that enterprises protect their valuable data, while reducing financial and operational burdens associated with other security approaches.”