Bitdefender GravityZone Becomes World’s First Workload-Security Platform Integrated with Nutanix Prism

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With the Nutanix NEXT event wrapping up today, we’re happy to finally break the news: our award-winning GravityZone cloud-workload protection platform is now integrated with the Nutanix Prism management solution. In addition to the integration, we’re also announcing the availability of the GravityZone Calm Marketplace blueprint.

Helping Nutanix customers promote operational efficiency through security automation

The GravityZone integration with Prism drastically simplifies security administration for Nutanix Enterprise-Cloud workloads. GravityZone communicates with Prism to obtain up-to-date virtual-machine (VM) inventory and cluster hierarchy as well as real-time data on VM instantiation, termination and movement. GravityZone uses these data to automatically deploy in-guest security tools and security servers, assign highly-granular security policies, recover security licenses from decommissioned VMs, and provide infrastructure-aware reporting.

The GravityZone Calm Marketplace blueprint makes the deployment of the security platform as easy as the click of a mouse. No matter where in the Enterprise Cloud a customer’s development, test or production VMs reside and what hypervisor(s) they run on, various users can use the blueprint to quickly deploy GravityZone in their environments without adding IT support tickets.

Bitdefender Nutanix-Ready workload-security complements the hardened Nutanix infrastructure. The integration between our solutions will help joint customers leverage the unique benefits of the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud while protecting the workloads in a reliable and efficient fashion.

As the current threat landscape places tremendous pressure on the modern datacenter, the already overloaded IT operations teams bear a security burden. GravityZone not only delivers best-in-class layered next-generation defenses for hybrid infrastructure, but also streamlines and automates security workflows to let IT focus on strategic priorities. The new GravityZone-Prism integration and the GravityZone Calm Marketplace blueprint help Nutanix customers achieve just that.

A Nutanix AHV-Ready solution, GravityZone uses multiple layers of next-generation defenses (such as tunable machine learning, application control, anti-exploit, and network sandboxing) to protect Enterprise Cloud customers from advanced threats, while enabling efficient centralized security-manageability and preserving the performance and utilization of Nutanix infrastructure. Engineered for hyperconverged and cloud environments, GravityZone minimizes security’s impact on infrastructure resources, increasing consolidation ratios by up to 35% and improving application response by 17% compared to other workload-security solutions. GravityZone is universally compatible with all virtualization platforms, enabling a secure transition to Nutanix AHV from other hypervisors.