Bitdefender Hypervisor Introspection

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Bitdefender Hypervisor Introspection (HVI) is a security layer that defends enterprises against advanced targeted attacks through live memory introspection.

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  • down-arrow Citrix Hypervisor
    7.1 LTSR
  • down-arrow Citrix Virtual Apps
    7.6 LTSR, 7.14, 7.15 LTSR, 7.16, 7.17
  • down-arrow Citrix Virtual Desktops
    7.6 LTSR, 7.14, 7.15 LTSR, 7.16, 7.17


Product Details

Bitdefender Hypervisor Introspection (HVI) is a security layer which fortifies Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, formerly XenApp and XenDesktop infrastructures against targeted attacks through live memory introspection at the hypervisor level.

Bitdefender with Citrix deliver this radical new approach to endpoint security. Citrix Hypervisor, formerly XenServer includes the Direct Inspect APIs, and is the only commercial hypervisor capable of delivering virtual machine memory introspection. The HVI approach reveals and eliminates blind spots, while also protecting existing security layers against sophisticated, kernel-based, malicious activity, including zero-day attack techniques. This is done with no software in the virtual machines. This approach benefits from the rich context that hypervisor-level access provides, while it is also isolated from the reach of attackers since there is no footprint in protected virtual machines.

The deeper level of insight provided by the Citrix Hypervisor Direct Inspect APIs is below the virtualized endpoints and the workloads. From this layer, malicious activity is exposed. Targeted, highly sophisticated attacks which use one-off tools, and exploit zero-day vulnerabilities, cannot hide from HVI. HVI detects the instant a memory violation within a virtual machine occurs, and provides detailed reporting of the attack chain, including affected processes, type of violation, and timeline of the attack. Bitdefender HVI can also contain or remove the threat by instantly injecting a temporary remediation tool into a running virtual machine.


  • Truly agentless, hypervisor-level security
  • Implemented as a Security Virtual Appliance, HVI leverages hardware controls to run at a higher level of privilege than malicious activity within virtual machine
  • Completely isolated from malicious activity by hardware; cannot be compromised
  • Live memory introspection which identifies context from the raw memory of virtual machines
  • Unprecedented insight into the techniques which facilitate zero-day and kernel-level attacks
  • Unique – Citrix Hypervisor is the only commercial hypervisor which provides this capability, and Bitdefender HVI is the only solution which leverages it
  • Bitdefender GravityZone is integrated with Citrix Hypervisor for seamless security policy management
  • Provides better-than-physical security by leveraging Citrix Hypervisor Direct Inspect APIs
  • Fully compatible with all your other Citrix Ready security layers
  • Leverages Citrix Hypervisor memory introspection abilities to provide true agentless security against advanced threats, and with minimum impact on consolidation ratios