GravityZone Security for Virtualized Environments

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GravityZone Security for Virtualized Environments is a Security service for virtual machines, virtualized datacenters and cloud instances delivered by the GravityZone on premise console.

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  • down-arrow Citrix Hypervisor
    7.1 LTSR
  • down-arrow Citrix Virtual Apps
    7.8, 7.7, 7.6 LTSR, 7.6, 7.5, 7.1, 7.0, 7.11, 7.12, 7.13, 7.14, 7.15 LTSR, 7.16, 7.17
  • down-arrow Citrix Virtual Desktops
    7.8, 7.7, 7.6 LTSR, 7.6, 7.5, 7.1, 7.0, 7.9, 7.11, 7.12, 7.13, 7.14, 7.15 LTSR, 7.16, 7.17

Product Details

GravityZone SVE by Bitdefender is a comprehensive security solution that has been architected for the dynamic and heterogeneous virtualized datacenters of today. The solution protects virtualized Windows and Linux, and Solaris systems, both servers & virtualized desktops. While integrated with Citrix Hypervisor, formerly XenServer for enhanced portability and visibility, architecture of the Bitdefender solution allows it to be also leveraged in mixed environments including Microsoft Hyper-V, or any other virtualization offering. The solution allows organizations to maximize the return on investment that is realized in their datacenter.

Organizations increase consolidation ratios, security products that have been designed specifically to address the challenges encountered in virtual environments become critical. By centralizing antimalware functions on a hardened, Linux-based Security Virtual Appliance (SVA), the Bitdefender solution effectively deduplicates the antimalware load associated with updates, management, and scanning needed to protect each virtual machine. While traditional security solutions require a full client running on each guest that compete for the physical resources of the host during scan or maintenance processes, Bitdefenders GravityZone SVE centralizes all major security functions and eliminates resource contention, also known as AV storms.

In the Citrix environment, Bitdefender leverages an innovative patent-pending caching technology which optimizes the performance of antimalware functions in virtual datacenters. The technology includes a sophisticated multi-level caching mechanism which deduplicates the scanning effort on any system virtualization offering. Centralizing the scanning operations results in minimal impact on hosts, nearly no boot latency and lightweight footprint. Compared to traditional security solutions, this virtualization-aware technology delivers unprecedented performance and scalability while ensuring comprehensive protection adaptable to any virtualized environment. This unmatched coverage is the result of Bitdefender innovation.


  • Delivers resource-efficient security across all hypervisors and operating systems
  • Generates significant cost reductions through higher server consolidation
  • Eliminates “AV storms” and other resource contention issues caused by legacy security
  • Provides patent-pending security technologies for improved performance and scalability
  • Reduces the administrative burden through simplified deployment and configuration
  • Integrates with Amazon Web Services to deliver optimized security for EC2 instances
  • Integrates security management with Citrix Hypervisor