July 23, 2019

Bitdefender Browser Isolation Stops Sophisticated Cyber Threats

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Bitdefender, a global cybersecurity leader protecting over 500 million systems across 150 countries, today announced availability of Bitdefender Browser Isolation. Creating a virtual air-gap between end-user systems and the web, it ensures attackers cannot gain a foothold or escape the execution environment of virtualized browsers.

Expressly designed to enable access to web resources without impacting end-user experience, Bitdefender Browser Isolation secures the greatest risk to networks, web browsers. Examples of critical use-cases of secure remote browser isolation includes high-risk users such as employees in HR and finance; untrusted resources; and legacy applications. The key is to secure browsers which are completely removed from end-user systems, preventing virtual machine escape attacks.

Most security technologies look for known-good or known-bad, which means only a limited number of threats can be found. Bitdefender Browser Isolation defeats attacks by monitoring memory for attack techniques including buffer overflows, code injection, and heap spray, which are used to gain an initial foothold on systems, including in file-less attacks.

"Now that browser isolation is a proven security measure, it's incumbent on companies to offer best in breed security along with improved user experience. It's critical that the needed air-gap between systems and internet resources is established, while providing users with the speed and access they require," said Gavin Hill, Vice President, Datacenter and Network Security Products at Bitdefender. "If users find their browser isolation technology cumbersome, it could be disabled or replaced with a less secure solution. The key to addressing this is deployment of a solution with a long history in virtualized browser like the one from Citrix."

The security employed by Bitdefender Browser Isolation leverages unique capabilities of Citrix Hypervisor. Only Bitdefender takes advantage of this security approach, known as Bitdefender Hypervisor Introspection, to monitor the raw memory of running Citrix Virtual Apps servers, including web browsers hosted on the servers. The security requires no footprint in protected Virtual Apps servers to identify attack techniques used to exploit both known and unknown vulnerabilities in web browsers and their associated plugins.

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, VMblog.com. And co-founded CloudCow.com, 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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