Bitdefender worldwide cybersecurity leader, introduced GravityZone Security for Containers, which adds run-time support for containers and Linux kernel independence to its cloud workload security (CWS) service.  The firm’s unified cybersecurity platform  GravityZone provides threat prevention, extended endpoint detection and response (XEDR), and anti-exploit protection for containers running in private and public clouds, with comprehensive insights and management. The new Linux kernel independence enables enterprises to upgrade to the latest Linux distributions without the delays caused by cybersecurity provider dependencies.

Containers have become popular, allowing for faster application delivery and digital transformation activities. Traditional security solutions, which rely on kernel modules to support security functions, may pose an elevated risk in addition to the time it takes to switch to new Linux versions. As a result, workloads running on Linux servers may be more vulnerable to cyberattacks, posing security and system stability issues.

“As we continue moving workloads to the cloud, it is imperative our security extends across all our environments including physical and virtual machines, multiple-clouds, hybrid and containers. With Bitdefender, we have visibility into security issues and are proactive and better protected because GravityZone provides us with improved detection and alerting over our entire footprint,” said Timothy Du Four, vice president and director of information technology at Greenman-Pedersen.

“Cybercriminals are increasingly focusing attacks on cloud workloads because that is where data and applications now reside for many organizations. With most cloud workloads built using containers and microservices running on Linux, extending security visibility and control across heterogeneous hybrid-cloud infrastructures is paramount. We built GravityZone Security for Containers to defend against Linux attack techniques and help businesses become resilient as they embrace containers for their cloud workload deployment architecture,” said Andrei Florescu, vice president of product management, Bitdefender Solutions Group.