August 23, 2017

VMworld 2017 Q&A: Bitdefender Will Showcase GravityZone Datacenter Security at Booth 1401

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Are you attending VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, NV?  If so, I invite you to add Bitdefender to your MUST SEE list of vendors. 

With so many vendors exhibiting at VMworld, how do you know which booths to visit and who to get on your busy schedule?  One of the companies on VMblog's list this year is Bitdefender.  VMblog recently spoke with Bitdefender at Citrix Synergy 2017.  VMware users are going to want to see and learn more about GravityZone Datacenter Security while at VMworld.

Read this exclusive pre-show interview with Bitdefender to learn what they have planned for the upcoming VMworld 2017 event.

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VMblog:  Is there anything unique about this year's VMworld booth setup?  Do you have a theme?

Bitdefender:  The theme for this year's event is Maximize Infrastructure Agility and Performance with Security Built for the Software-Defined Datacenter. We want to be sure we illustrate to attendees that as datacenter technology evolves, there is a need for security solutions that ensure enterprises extract maximum value from SDDC deployments.

VMblog:  Can you give readers a few reasons why your product or service is considered unique?

Bitdefender:  Bitdefender GravityZone Datacenter Security is engineered from the ground up for software-defined datacenter. It delivers award-winning layered next-generation defenses while promoting datacenter agility, performance and operational efficiency. GravityZone is the only security solution on the market certified as VMware® Ready for both Windows® and Linux clients.

VMblog:  Why should a VMworld attendee add you to their MUST-SEE list?

Bitdefender:  Infrastructure and operations leaders should not have to choose between security and datacenter performance. We can show enterprises a better way that both datacenter and security teams will appreciate.

VMblog:  Can you give VMblog readers a sneak peek as to what you will be showing off at your booth this year?  What should attendees expect to see and hear at your booth?

Bitdefender:  We will be demonstrating security automation with VMware NSX and hold live presentations in our booth enabling attendees to learn about security innovation for the datacenter rooted in best practices for securing VMware infrastructure while promoting its efficiency and agility. Attendees are invited to stop by the booth to have their name entered to win a Lego® Star Wars Snow Speeder.


VMblog:  How does your company and product fit within the VMware ecosystem?

Bitdefender:  GravityZone is a VMware Ready solution that runs on ESXi hypervisor, integrates with vShield Endpoint and NSX for agentless deployments, and can be managed directly from the vSphere console.

VMblog:  What do you think we need to do collectively as an ecosystem to strengthen the industry?

Bitdefender:  Bitdefender's mission is to Innovate while making technology simple to manage and easy to adopt. If all of us in the ecosystem work toward this goal, it will would be further strengthened and supportive of organizations' needs.

VMblog:  Does your company have any speaking sessions during the show?  If so, can you give us the who, what, when and where?

Bitdefender:  We are conducting a joint presentation with our customer, Saint Francis Healthcare System, to share best practices for securing SDDC workloads while promoting the efficiency of security operations. Our session will take place at the VMworld Solutions Exchange Theater on Wednesday, August 30 at 10:20 am.

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David Marshall

David Marshall has been involved in the technology industry for over 19 years, and he's been working with virtualization software since 1999. He was able to become an industry expert in virtualization by becoming a pioneer in that field - one of the few people in the industry allowed to work with Alpha stage server virtualization software from industry leaders: VMware (ESX Server), Connectix and Microsoft (Virtual Server).

Through the years, he has invented, marketed and helped launch a number of successful virtualization software companies and products. David holds a BS degree in Finance, an Information Technology Certification, and a number of vendor certifications from Microsoft, CompTia and others. He's also co-authored two published books: "VMware ESX Essentials in the Virtual Data Center" and "Advanced Server Virtualization: VMware and Microsoft Platforms in the Virtual Data Center" and acted as technical editor for two popular Virtualization "For Dummies" books. With his remaining spare time, David founded and operates one of the oldest independent virtualization news blogs, And co-founded, a publication dedicated to Cloud Computing. Starting in 2009 and continuing all the way to 2016, David has been honored with the vExpert distinction by VMware for his virtualization evangelism.

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