BUCHAREST, ROMANIA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/02/12 -- Bitdefender, an award-winning provider of innovative security solutions, today announced that Security for Virtualized Environments (SVE) has been verified as Citrix Ready®. The Citrix Ready program helps customers identify third-party solutions that are recommended to enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix Systems, Inc. The Citrix Ready validation of Bitdefender SVE with Citrix XenServer® and Citrix XenDesktop® assures customers of the comprehensive security solution for virtualized datacenters. The Bitdefender solution protects both server and desktop systems, both Windows and Linux, on any platform.
Bitdefender provides centralized management of virtual appliances creating comprehensive coverage across platforms. Organizations can reduce the financial, logistical and performance costs associated with traditional security approaches. Enterprises and cloud service providers (CSPs) with large scale deployments no longer have to choose between improved consolidation ratios and security.
"Having Bitdefender become a member of the Citrix Ready program is an important step in our continued efforts to bring our partners and their customers security solutions optimized for the Citrix environment," said Aimee Catalano, Vice President, Alliance Marketing, Citrix. "The Bitdefender offering will help address the increasing demand for more comprehensive security approaches that are easily deployed and managed."
"CSPs and customers with large scale Citrix deployments need reliable and scalable protection, and traditional security approaches are simply not going to give the level of trustworthiness, flexibility, and assurance that is needed especially as these organizations expand their infrastructures and offerings," said Robert Krauss, Director Enterprise Sales and Alliances, North America, Bitdefender. "Our work with Citrix demonstrates our commitment to helping organizations protect valuable assets and optimize their investment in the Citrix technologies."
With Security for Virtualized Environments by Bitdefender, Citrix customers have the significant advantages of centralized scanning and management. By using Citrix and Bitdefender technologies, organizations are able to extend protection applied to guest VMs with the addition of memory and process scanning. The lightweight Bitdefender Silent Agent (via patent-pending caching technologies) simultaneously protects virtualized Windows, Linux, and Solaris systems -- both servers and desktops.
About the Citrix Ready Program
The Citrix Ready program identifies verified solutions that are trusted to enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix, including Citrix® XenDesktops®, XenApp, XenServer®, NetScaler®, and GoToMeeting®. The Citrix Ready designation is awarded to third party products that have successfully met verification criteria set by Citrix, and gives customers an added confidence in the compatibility of the joint solution offering. The Citrix Ready program leverages industry-leading alliances across the Citrix partner eco-system to meet a wide variety customer needs, and currently incorporates over 2,800 partners who have demonstrated more than 18,000 product verifications. It also includes the Citrix Ready Community Verified program, which allows customers to see thousands of products that have been verified by other customers to work in their production environments. The Citrix Ready program received the Alliance Excellence Award from the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP) for creating a strong community through implementation of new, innovative best practices. More information about the Citrix Ready program can be found at www.citrix.com/citrixready. Reach Citrix Ready using social media via the Citrix Ready Blog site and Twitter.
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Bitdefender is a global security technology company that delivers solutions in more than 200 countries through a network of value-added alliances, distributors and reseller partners. Since 2001, Bitdefender has consistently produced award-winning business and consumer security technology, and is a leading security provider in virtualization and cloud technologies. Through R&D, alliances and partnership teams, Bitdefender has elevated the highest standards of security excellence in both its number-one-ranked technology and its strategic alliances with the world's leading virtualization and cloud technology providers. For a demonstration of Security for Virtualized Environments, please visit www.bitdefender.com/sve
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