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Bitdefender supports Amazon GuardDuty for advanced threat detection

By Shannon Williams
Wed 27 Jul 2022

Global cybersecurity company Bitdefender, has announced Bitdefender antimalware technologies now supports Amazon GuardDuty, a threat detection service that monitors for malicious activity and anomalous behaviour to protect Amazon Web Services (AWS) accounts, workloads, and data.

Bitdefender antimalware technology provides Amazon Web Services customers with advanced threat detection to identify known and unknown malware, zero-day attacks, and malicious activity. 

According to the company, when Bitdefender detects malware or abnormal activity in an Amazon GuardDuty environment, it alerts the customer and provides contextualised, actionable insights to help accelerate and guide response actions. Available in Amazon Web Services Marketplace, Amazon GuardDuty customers can quickly and easily purchase a Bitdefender license for automated remediation capabilities to eliminate detected threats from their environment.

Organisations of all sizes and across all industries are increasingly migrating their architectures and workloads to the cloud. Analyst firm Gartner estimates that by 2025, more than 95% of new digital workloads will be deployed on cloud-native platforms, up from just 30% in 2021. When running workloads in the cloud, effective security necessitates a shared responsibility model, where both the cloud provider and end customer jointly protect the environment and workloads, however, many organisations lack visibility into threats targeting their cloud workloads at runtime. Bitdefender technology supports Amazon GuardDuty with a focus on addressing this challenge.

Bitdefender antimalware technology provides multiple layers of protection, including heuristic analysis, machine-learning models for standard detection, advanced signatureless detection, signature-based detection and emulation. This security integration provides Amazon GuardDuty customers with multi-layered threat detection and protection for all cloud workloads across Windows and Linux operating systems.

"Adversaries are ramping up their attacks on public cloud workloads because they know thats where organisations valuable data assets increasingly reside," says Amy Blackshaw, vice president of product and technical marketing at Bitdefender. 

"The integration of Bitdefender technology within Amazon GuardDuty helps organisations become more cyber resilient in the cloud by providing accurate, real-time threat detection to stop attacks before they gain a foothold in their environment," she says.

Availability

Use of Bitdefender antimalware technology within Amazon GuardDuty is available now. 

Earlier this month, Bitdefender released MDR Foundations, a managed security service designed for managed service providers (MSPs) that provides continuous threat monitoring and response, intelligence-based threat hunting and elite security experts.

Bitdefender provides cybersecurity solutions with leading security efficacy, performance and ease of use to small and medium businesses, mid-market enterprises and consumers. 

The offering is intended to offer managed detection and response (MDR) capabilities specifically catered to MSPs and customer businesses with limited resources.

The service draws on the ability of in-house security and IT teams to overcome the cybersecurity skills gap and makes it faster to detect and eliminate threats, minimises attacker dwell time and streamlines security operations for greater cyber resilience.

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