Bitdefender unveils revolutionary security architecture against targeted attacks at Citrix Synergy.

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Bitdefender have unveiled a revolutionary framework to secure virtualised environments from advanced targeted cyber-attacks. Bitdefender Hypervisor Introspection (HVI), developed in close collaboration with Citrix, operates at the hypervisor level, where it has rich insight of a virtual machines (VM) memory. The technology remains completely isolated from potential attacks, allowing a higher level of security visibility and actionability than has ever been possible in virtual environments prior to this.

Currently available as a technology preview, Bitdefender Hypervisor Introspection tightly integrates with the Direct Inspect API released by Citrix as part of XenServer 7, the first commercial hypervisor capable of virtual machine introspection. Bitdefender HVI is the first solution that can offer real-time memory scanning and monitoring for guest virtual machines, providing unparalleled visibility into advanced targeted threats. Unlike in-guest security tools, which are not isolated from threats and vulnerable to disruption, this new approach allows HVI to detect and block threats, including targeted attacks like Carbanak, Turla, APT28 and NetTraveler, even without knowing the vulnerabilities used by the hackers.

Bitdefender HVI runs in a privileged position relative to the threat environment--below the OS with hardware-enforced isolation--so attackers can't disrupt it or evade detection as they can with traditional...

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