SECURING THE
SOFTWARE-DEFINED DATACENTER

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THE BACKBONE OF AGILE,
EFFICIENT INFRASTRUCTURE

As IT reinvents itself to enable big data, cloud initiatives and business agility (while controlling costs and supporting legacy applications,) software-defined datacenter (SDDC) technologies become a foundational pillar of IT modernization. A combination of software-defined compute (virtualization), software-defined networking (SDN), software-defined storage (SDS), and a common management layer, SDDC delivers flexible, efficient and fast-iterating infrastructure.

With intelligence in software, SDCC runs on commodity hardware, reducing infrastructure capital expenditures. Plus, its unrivaled automation and programmability facilitate speedy rollouts of IT services and streamline manageability, lowering IT operating expenses. Learn how you can leverage SDDC, hybrid cloud and other technologies to create effective infrastructure strategies to support the evolving business from the complementary Gartner report “Strategic Roadmap for Data Center Infrastructure".


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THE INTEGRATED HYBRID CLOUD

The ability to augment the on-premises SDDC with public-cloud infrastructure-as-a-service allows IT to accelerate cloud deployments and better support business with scalable datacenter resources. VMware Cloud on AWS is a notable implementation of a connected hybrid cloud, which expands SDDC with the flexible capacity of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and a full range of AWS services.

The resulting vSphere-based hybrid environment is truly connected and operationally consistent, seamlessly extending existing VMware tools and policies to the entire hybrid cloud. VMware Cloud on AWS provides customers a streamlined path to the cloud while preserving operational consistency and maximizing existing datacenter investment. It is optimal for datacenter expansion, cloud-based disaster recovery, migration of production workloads, and development and test of cloud-first applications.

SECURITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SOFTWARE-DEFINED DATACENTER

A new breed of security solution is needed to effectively protect the software-defined datacenter without hampering the benefits of agility, efficiency and flexibility it delivers.

Learn about security risks to the datacenter and how to address them without affecting infrastructure performance from the Bitdefender whitepaper “Delivering Security and Performance in the Continuous Data Center.”


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WHY TRADITIONAL SECURITY DOES NOT WORK

Conventional endpoint security solutions—originally designed with hardware-defined, premise-based
infrastructure in mind—are unsuitable for the software-defined datacenter as they are inefficient to maintain and
deploy, hardware-intensive and often ineffective against advanced targeted attacks.

Heavy security agents perform scanning and store a full signature database on every VM, resulting in highly inefficient anti-malware efforts plus the following:
Multiple agents and / or multiple security consoles that may be required to deliver basic security functionality complicate deployment and manageability
Boot time security gaps leave the system vulnerable to malware attacks

Learn how legacy security can impair your virtualized environment from the Bitdefender whitepaper “The
Impact of Virtualization Security on your VDI Environment”

SECURITY OPTIMIZED FOR THE
SOFTWARE-DEFINED DATACENTER

Security platforms like Bitdefender GravityZone Datacenter Security built from the ground up for the modern datacenter
deliver the following unique benefits to help enterprises extract maximum value from their SDDC deployments:

Agility via security automation
Operational efficiency via
streamlined manageability
High infrastructure utilization
via small security footprint
Universal compatibility with SDDC technologies
Unlimited linear scalability
Continuous protection and
compliance

WIN WITH GRAVITYZONE DATACENTER SECURITY

Engineered for the software-defined datacenter, GravityZone is an award-winning server workload security platform that delivers
adaptive layered next-generation defenses while facilitating IT agility, operational efficiency and infrastructure cost
containment. GravityZone is designed to minimize security’s impact on infrastructure resources, maximizing both
virtualization density (to reduce the infrastructure footprint) and application performance (to improve the user experience.)

35% Higher consolidation ratios 17% Faster application response 99.7% Threat detection rate
Maximum Operational efficiency Unlimited Linear scalability Universal Hypervisor support

CUSTOMER SUCCESS

Learn how Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies secured two
datacenters with hundreds of VMware ESXi hosts and thousands of VMs, enabling
reliable agentless security for refinery control systems.

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A VMWARE READY SOLUTION

VMware Cloud on AWS

Certified as VMware NSX Ready for both Windows and Linux clients, GravityZone automates provisioning and orchestration of security services in NSX Guest Introspection-based agentless deployments or in multi-hypervisor environments.

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VMware NSX

A certified VMware Ready solution, GravityZone has been fully validated on VMware Cloud on AWS. GravityZone delivers a single point of security management for on-premises and cloud-based virtual machines, simplifying security operations, maintaining comprehensive visibility and ensuring security-policy consistency across the VMware hybrid cloud.

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SEE FOR YOURSELF

Witness how GravityZone leverages NSX guest introspection services to deliver
reliable protection, fast remediation and streamlined reporting in an agentless
deployment.

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Watch how easily GravityZone deploys and integrates with both on-premises and VMware Cloud on
AWS-based vCenter Servers, enabling faster time-to-security and maximizing the efficiency of security operations
across the hybrid cloud.

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