Updated features are designed to address the lack of IT resources by streamlining business operations.
Internet security solutions specialist BitDefender announced the launch of
its latest version of Business Solutions, with features designed to make
deploying and managing antivirus protection easier within the network environment
while improving the ability to detect and block increasingly dangerous malware.
Developed specifically with SMB (small to midsize business) budgets and
requirements in mind, BitDefender integrates anti-malware protection with
remote network audit and system management using WMI
(Windows Management Instrumentation) technology, allowing administrators to
gain an additional layer of visibility and protection to help them identify and
eliminate gaps caused by rouge applications or system configurations within
The company said with the addition of enhanced visibility and improved
manageability, BitDefender's Business Solutions go beyond traditional corporate
anti-malware solutions to protect services such as e-mail messaging systems,
desktop clients and servers from attacks, whether the threats originate from
outside or within the organization.
Version 3.5 includes detection and performance enhancements such as AVC (Active
Virus Control) 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 and Exchange servers.
To increase visibility in networked assets and minimize the impact of the
rapidly spreading malware infections, the new Centralized Management dashboard
consolidates threat information and provides a wizard-driven Endpoint Auditing
and Reporting Module. The auditing module enables organizations to create an
inventory of hardware and software assets for internal financial, governmental
or industry-specific compliancy reporting.
Other new features are designed to address the lack of IT resources by
streamlining business operations and help 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
organizational structure already embedded in the network.
"SMBs today have limited financial resources and fewer IT resources to
manage and maintain an effective security posture within their network,"
said Rares Stefan, director of the business solutions unit of BitDefender.
"The new features released in Version 3.5 provide a cornerstone of
security for SMBs 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."