Breaking new ground in efforts to address the security challenges facing small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), BitDefender has launched a new version of its BitDefender Business Solutions. The latest release includes features that make deploying and managing anti-virus protection easier within the network environment, while improving the ability to detect and block increasingly dangerous malware.
Based on BitDefender’s award-winning anti-malware technology and developed specifically with SMB budgets and requirements in mind, BitDefender integrates anti-malware protection with remote network audit and system management using WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation) technology. This allows administrators to gain an additional layer of visibility and protection to help them identify and eliminate gaps caused by rogue applications or system configurations within their network.
With the addition of enhanced visibility and improved manageability, BitDefender’s Business Solutions go beyond traditional corporate anti-malware solutions to protect critical services such as email messaging systems, desktop clients and servers from attacks - whether the threats originate from outside or within the organisation.
Version 3.5 includes detection and performance enhancements such as Active Virus Control (AVC) Technology for Business Client v3.5, BitDefender Antivirus for Mac – Business Edition, Exchange 2010 Compatibility, and a new anti-spam engine with quarantine controls for SMTP Mail & Exchange servers.
To increase visibility of networked assets and minimise the impact of rapidly spreading malware infections, the new Centralised Management dashboard consolidates threat information and provides a wizard-driven Endpoint Auditing and Reporting Module. The auditing module enables organisations to create an inventory of hardware and software assets for internal financial, governmental or industry specific compliancy reporting.
Other new features address the lack of IT resources by streamlining business operations and helping SMBs use these resources more effectively. These include simplifying policy implementation and system management with wizard-driven security policy creation, network tools to remotely manage devices and integration into Active Directory to leverage the organisational structure already embedded in the network.
“SMB’s today have limited financial resources and fewer IT resources to manage and maintain an effective security posture within their network,” said Rares Stefan, Director Business Solutions Unit of BitDefender. “The new features released in Version 3.5 provides a cornerstone of security for SMB’s to address their unique challenges, delivering protection against increasingly sophisticated malware threats, and combines system audit and management functionality for greater network visibility that can proactively limit their exposure to Internet based attacks”.
BitDefender’s new Business Solutions provide in depth protection for SMB networks including:
BitDefender Management Server, Business Clients for Windows, Macintosh and Linux desktops, BitDefender Security for File Servers, BitDefender Security for SharePoint (2007/2003), BitDefender Security for Mail Servers and BitDefender Security for Exchange (2010/2007/2003).