Bitdefender GravityZone: Encryption Product Overview and Analysis

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Company Description

Bitdefender is a security technology company that provides end-to-end cyber security solutions and advanced threat protection to more than 500 million users in more than 150 countries. Since 2001, Bitdefender has produced business and consumer security technology, and offers hybrid infrastructure security and endpoint protection. It is privately held.

Product Description

GravityZone Full Disk Encryption leverages encryption capabilities provided by Windows (BitLocker) and Mac (FileVault) platforms, taking advantage of the native device encryption. This ensures compatibility and high performance. Users don't need to install an additional encryption agent on the endpoints, and administrators don't have to maintain a key management server. The Full Disk Encryption module uses the same endpoint security infrastructure as Bitdefender's GravityZone security management console. GravityZone offers endpoint protection, data protection, compliance reporting, and encryption key recovery.

Encryption management is done from the same cloud or on-premises console used for endpoint protection. This makes it easy to manage or restore keys from the console. Encryption-specific reports that help companies demonstrate compliance. It also includes pre-boot authentication enforcement.

"Encryption tools should use the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), exert no performance impact on the system, and deliver simplified key management and recovery," said Utpal Desai, Group Product Manager at Bitdefender.

Agents

GravityZone Full Disk Encryption is integrated in Bitdefender’s Endpoint Protection Solution. There is no additional agent to deploy or other infrastructure elements to install.

Markets and Use Cases

It is ideally suited to highly regulated industries such as healthcare and finance. It is also a good fit where data is a critical asset, like high tech, professional services and consumer facing sectors such as retail and hospitality.

Applicable Metrics

It can scale up to millions of endpoints.

Security Qualifications

The Bitdefender team is currently working to secure certifications.

Standalone or Suite

Bitdefender Full Disk Encryption is sold as an add-on module. It's available for the following Endpoint Security suites: GravityZone Enterprise Security, GravityZone Elite, GravityZone Advanced Business Security, and GravityZone Business Security.

Delivery

It is delivered centrally from the GravityZone console. Once activated, the deployment of encryption on the endpoints can be centrally initiated and fully managed. GravityZone has two delivery options: cloud or on-premises.

Pricing

Sold as an add-on module at a starting price of $22.95 per endpoint for an annual agreement.

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