Bitdefender Review: EDR and Antivirus Security Solutions

Enterprise antivirus software helps keep confidential enterprise data as secure as possible. Malicious actors try to take advantage of penetrable cybersecurity measures and gullible employees to gain access to enterprise networks. Once malware infects a device in an enterprise network, the virus can spread to other computers on the same network and create havoc by stealing passwords or data, spamming your email contacts, corrupting files and even taking over the network as a whole.

Corporate security breaches lead to an average economic loss in the millions. Enterprise endpoints like computers and mobile devices need to be secured from wrongdoers and employees should be trained to not fall into the trap of hackers.

Bitdefender offers some of the best small-to-midsize business endpoint detection and response (EDR) and consumer antivirus solutions, making our best security product lists for both products. In this guide, we will dive into everything you need to know about Bitdefender GravityZone Elite and Bitdefender Total Security.

Bitdefender GravityZone Elite overview

Bitdefender GravityZone Elite is a next-generation endpoint protection solution that is enhanced with human risk analytics. The EDR solution is ideal for organizations with up to 100 endpoints. Bitdefender GravityZone Elite offers integrated endpoint protection, attack forensics and visualization and sublime risk management capabilities.

The solution makes use of over 30 machine learning-driven (ML-driven) technologies to provide multiple layers of defense. The integrated next-generation endpoint security platform serves as a single-agent, single-console solution for physical, virtual, cloud and mobile-based endpoints and email.

Bitdefender GravityZone Elite helps minimize management overhead while giving security staff ever-present control and visibility. Some of Bitdefender’s clients include Macmillan Cancer Support, Directorate for Agrarian Payments, Marchesini Group and Creditsafe.

Bitdefender GravityZone Elite features

Here are some of the principal features of Bitdefender GravityZone Elite:

  • The endpoint security solution uses over 30 ML-driven technologies, including Anti-Exploit and Behavioral Analysis, Sandbox Analyzer and Tuneable ML to provide automatic and effective protection against 99% of attacks.
  • The EDR solution is enhanced with user behavior risk analytics.
  • With the help of the solution’s Attack Forensics and Visualization capabilities, you can gauge your threat environment and zero in on attacks that are aimed at your business.
  • Bitdefender GravityZone Elite’s Endpoint Risk Management and Analytics provision allows you to check your overall Company Risk Score and determine how various application vulnerabilities and misconfigurations contribute to it.
  • Bitdefender HyperDetect detects and blocks advanced attacks in the pre-execution stage.

Overall, the solution offers a central view of enterprise infrastructure, is effective in zeroing in on and killing attacks at the earliest, is secure and performance-oriented and is easy to manage.

Bitdefender pricing

Pricing: A one-year package that will protect 10 endpoints and cover up to 4 servers and 15 mailboxes costs $570.49.

Bitdefender GravityZone Elite vs. CrowdStrike Falcon

CrowdStrike Falcon often winds up at the top of EDR and endpoint protection platform (EPP) product lists. In our comparison of Bitdefender GravityZone Elite and CrowdStrike Falcon, CrowdStrike generally comes out on top in strength of features – but Bitdefender gives you very good protection for the money and thus wins on value.

Features

Bitdefender GravityZone Elite

CrowdStrike Falcon

Anti-Exploit Technology

EDR

Centralized Management

Hybrid Deployment Support

Infection Remediation

Vulnerability Management

Malware Detection

Pricing

Overall Features

Bitdefender security tests and performance

Bitdefender has posted impressive security scores in a wide range of independent tests, including in the most recent MITRE evaluations.

The Total Security antivirus software protects devices against malware without affecting system performance and makes use of innovative technologies to detect, prevent, remediate and predict the latest cyber-threats. Bitdefender Total Security offers complete protection across all major operating systems – Windows, macOS, iOS and Android.

The antivirus solution offers a wealth of advanced privacy and security features, including a Virtual Private Network (VPN).

Bitdefender Total Security features

Here are Bitdefender Total Security’s primary features:

  • The antivirus solution is compatible with four OSs – Windows, macOS, iOS and Android
  • Bitdefender Total Security offers unparalleled threat detection to stop sophisticated malware
  • The antivirus uses innovative technologies to protect your network against zero-day attacks
  • Multi-layer ransomware protection helps keep your files safe from malicious entities. Some other facets of the solutions’ multi-layered protection include Anti-Phishing, Anti-Fraud, Web Attack Prevention and Anti-Spam capabilities
  • In terms of privacy, the antivirus offers Anti-Tracker, Webcam Protection, Microphone Monitor, Password Manager, Anti-Theft and Privacy Firewall capabilities
  • A secure VPN for absolute online privacy, at 200 MB per day, per device
  • The software has minimal impact on system/network performance

Total Security pricing

  • Bitdefender Total Security for one year, for 10 devices, costs $40.60
  • For two years, 10 devices costs $107.46, as a first-year discount expires
  • A three-year package for 10 devices costs $145.17

Bitdefender Total Security vs. Kaspersky Total Security

This is how Bitdefender Total Security and Kaspersky Total Security compare head-to-head. In our analysis, Bitdefender stacks up well in our analysis.

Features

Bitdefender Total Security

Kaspersky Total Security

Best Protection Against Infections

Lowest Impact on Performance

User Interface

Compatibility

Pricing

Overall Features

Buying considerations

Bitdefender GravityZone Elite is a first-rate EDR solution for small to mid-sized organizations (for up to 100 endpoints). The endpoint security solution is robust and comparatively cheaper than most EDR solutions on the market.

That said, if you are willing to pay the big bucks and/or are a large enterprise, there is no better EDR solution than CrowdStrike Falcon.

If you operate a network of up to 10 computer devices, Bitdefender Total Security is one of the best antivirus softwares available. In terms of protection against infections and impact on performance, there is no better antivirus solution.

Overall, Bitdefender’s cybersecurity solutions are designed to meet the needs of smaller businesses and consumers and are resilient.

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