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Doing More with Less: Leveraging Virtualization and Hyperconvergence for IT Management

Aug 09 by Liviu Arsene

Virtualizations plays a critical role in today’s data centers, as it was designed to reduce operational costs while boosting performance and efficiency. The emergence of software-defined data centers (SDDC) and hyperconverged infrastructures (HCI) that rely on an extra abstraction layer enables faster provisioning of storage, compute and networking resources while offering IT admins an automation architecture through the use of APIs and policies.

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Bitdefender Hypervisor Introspection Awarded Best New Technology at Citrix Synergy

May 26 by Liviu Arsene

Bitdefender Hypervisor Introspection has been awarded Best New Technology at Orlando’s Citrix Synergy 2017, a prize that acknowledges innovative and buzz-worthy products that excite judges and conference attendees.

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Does Bitdefender Hypervisor Introspection Replace Traditional Security?

May 04 by Laurentiu Odoleanu

The term “traditional security” has gone through much transformation within the past couple of years, with next-gen security solutions arguing that security vendors with decades of experience have been doing security wrong. With machine learning heralded as the future of security, many businesses are left perplexed by a marketing conflict that solves none of their problems.

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Detecting Attack Techniques Trumps Traditional Endpoint Security

Mar 22 by Deepak Patel

Recent surveys have revealed that 34 percent of companies have been breached in the past 12 months alone, with 74 percent of IT decision makers claiming they have little to no clue as to how the breach occurred.

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Fight Back against Advanced Persistent Threats with Bitdefender Hypervisor Introspection, Showcased at RSA 2017

Feb 09 by Liviu Arsene

This year’s leading security conference, RSA, takes place February 13-17 in San Francisco, California, where the world’s best security researchers will present the findings of their latest research against cybercrime.

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Bitdefender Hypervisor Introspection Fights Advanced Persistent Threats in Datacenters

Jan 26 by Liviu Arsene

From 1960s mainframes to today’s datacenters, computing has changed drastically, in both hardware and software. Today’s converged infrastructures bring together hardware and software to redefine how we operated, helping businesses to cut costs while maintaining availability and performance.

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Browser-Based Attack Proliferation Calls for New Security Approach

Jan 10 by Harish Agastya

With studies showing some 57 percent of organizations have experienced a recent cybersecurity incident, 48 percent of those were caused by outdated security controls and architecture. Browsers often create security issues for an organization, and they run a full range of plugins that can create headaches for IT teams in managing, updating and controlling what employees install.

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Unpatchable Windows AtomBombing Attack Plugged By Hypervisor Introspection

Nov 01 by Liviu Arsene

A new type of attack using a legitimate Windows mechanism rather than code vulnerabilities has been found by security researchers, potentially used to carry code injection attacks that would go completely unnoticed by traditional security software.

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The $81 Million Heist from a Hypervisor Introspection Perspective

Oct 27 by Liviu Arsene

Note: This article was developed in collaboration with Marc Trouard-Riolle, Principal Product Marketing Manager, Citrix Systems Inc.

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Cloud Use Will Mostly Be Hybrid by 2020, Gartner expects

Jul 01 by Razvan Muresan

The cloud will most commonly be used in a hybrid manner by 2020, according to a Gartner  report, emphasizing that operating entirely off the cloud will largely disappear by the end of the decade.


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Hypervisor Introspection: Fighting APTs in Business Environment – Part 2

Jun 23 by Liviu Arsene

Since nothing that’s being executed in raw memory is encrypted – just scrambled – APTs that try to execute malicious code on a machine will be intercepted by HVI long before they actually compromise the operating system. In fact, as soon as the malicious code, even delivered via zero-day exploit, tries to execute in the VMs memory, the introspection engine will immediately “see” the malicious action and the code that was trying to be executed.

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Hypervisor Introspection: Fighting APTs in Business Environment – Part 1

May 24 by Liviu Arsene

Recent cybersecurity incidents have left organizations and companies struggling to implement the necessary resources to minimize IT risks, regardless of how much security budgets have increased. More than 71 percent of organizations fear zero-day attacks and strongly believe they’re the most serious threats, and over 74 percent believe that it’s likely and very likely that their organization will be hit by an APT (Advanced Persistent Threat).

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