Bitdefender, an Internet security technology company protecting 500 million users worldwide, has announced the general availability of its Bitdefender Hypervisor Introspection solution – to protect data centers and organizations from advanced cyber attacks.
According to a Bitdefender survey, companies claim the main threats that they’re not prepared for involve outsider attacks (43%) and data vulnerability (38%). Infiltrations would often occur because traditional endpoint security solutions have an Achilles heel; a security agent or driver that is present within the protected virtual machine and blind to sophisticated root-level attacks running on the same machine.
Bitdefender Hypervisor Introspection is a new security layer that is complementary to existing security tools. It would offer organizations visibility and resilience when facing sophisticated attacks. As described in a recent IDC Perspective report “Bitdefender Hypervisor Introspection bridges the security capability gap between context-aware endpoint security solutions and context-unaware network security solutions.”
While previously available in ‘controlled availability’ mode, the product was deployed in customer data centers in Europe and North America.
Sophisticated Cyber Attacks
Bitdefender Hypervisor Introspection is an agentless security solution working entirely from outside the operating system, by leveraging the unique Citrix XenServer Direct Inspect APIs to gain access to raw memory.
Sophisticated attacks would aim to hide from endpoint solutions, but still need memory to execute. Inevitably, there is activity in the memory space, even if no security alarms are triggered within the operating system. Bitdefender Hypervisor Introspection is designed to monitor this memory space by leveraging XenServer.
“While the hypervisor has enabled data centers to realize major improvements in resource utilization, business continuity and workload isolation, no security vendor has ever leveraged its true security potential”, said Harish Agastya, VP of Enterprise Solutions at Bitdefender. “Bitdefender Hypervisor Introspection is a technological breakthrough that delivers something unparalleled for the security industry and practioners; leverage the hypervisor and get into God mode against advanced attacks.”