Bitdefender has introduced GravityZone Ultra 3.0, said to be the industry’s first single-agent, single-console endpoint protection solution to combine prevention and hardening with advanced endpoint detection and response (EDR).
To date, enterprise adoption of EDR solutions has been limited due to the realities faced by today’s, resource-constrained security teams trying to manage large volumes of security alerts with disparate, marginally integrated solutions. To solve these problems, GravityZone Ultra is designed as a single, homogeneous solution with integrated workflows and advanced forensics allowing IT teams to effectively deploy and seamlessly manage EDR as a new layer of defense in concert with industry-leading prevention capabilities in GravityZone.
IT organizations can now use advanced EDR features such as pre- and post-compromise forensics, intelligent scoring of suspicious activity, attack-technique visualization, real-time Indicator-of-Compromise (IoC) search, and automated resolution from within a single platform.
The addition of the GravityZone Ultra advanced forensics tools and insights speeds investigations and helps administrators more quickly identify incident origins and uncover and close vulnerabilities across the organization. New real-time and historic IoC search using natural language queries enables IT administrators to efficiently target and disable threats on any platform. Visualization of attack techniques based on MITRE’s adversarial tactics, techniques and common knowledge tags are used to identify traces of attacks or suspicious activities while an intelligent, automated Severity Score dramatically reduces the overhead that plagues other solutions.
“Other systems tell you if a threat is blocked, when what I need is full visibility of what happened before, during and after the attack,” said Ron Walker, Sr. Director of Information Assurance at RagingWire Data Centers. “Bitdefender pre- and post-attack forensics shows where threats are coming from and what areas of my environment may be vulnerable, so I can proactively close the gaps.”
Combining GravityZone Ultra’s advanced prevention capabilities and its new investigation, visualization, and scoring features with attack timeline and sandbox output, means threats are either blocked or incident response teams can react quickly to stop ongoing attacks before they do damage. This further protects and closes the loop for enterprises in their daily battle against sophisticated cyber threats, vulnerabilities and risk exposure.
“We have been using Bitdefender protection capabilities for some time and it has proven to us that it really does offer the highest protection rates at the lowest operational cost and performance impact on our systems.” said Josh Gilliland, Team Lead, Security Analysts at GEHA. “The new, integrated EDR features will be easy to turn-up and give us the added visibility and protection across our Mac, Linux and Windows systems we’ve wanted, but haven’t been ready to deploy. It’s really bringing EDR to everybody from a company that’s earned our trust.”
Based on Bitdefender technology and threat intelligence used today in over 38% of the world’s security solutions, GravityZone is built from the ground-up to help organizations coping with complex infrastructures by keeping protection, detection and response manageable. It eliminates the need for multiple agents, simplifying deployment and operations across all enterprise endpoints, including Windows, Linux and Mac, in physical and virtual infrastructures, and across data centers and public cloud environments.
“GravityZone Ultra enables security teams to respond to threats like never before because it creates a full picture of the attacker’s objective and spotlights suspicious activity across the infrastructure,” said Harish Agastya, SVP of Enterprise Solutions at Bitdefender. “Automating detection and threat response sharply limits the number of incidents requiring manual analysis while meeting the demand for operational simplicity of security.”