Bitdefender, a leading global cybersecurity technology company protecting 500 million users worldwide, has appointed Michael Gable as Vice President of its Data Center Group, a new division focused solely on cloud and data centre security.
The move is part of Bitdefender’s wider strategy to leverage its unique technologies to secure server and virtual desktop workloads running on software-defined, hyper-converged and cloud infrastructure. This heightened focus on the data centre security market will drive explosive growth in a segment with tremendous potential.
Michael Gable is a security industry veteran, with more than 20 years’ experience in sales leadership, strategic alliances, professional services and sales engineering. In this new role, he will focus on helping enterprises solve cloud-workload security challenges, developing strategic alliances with key ecosystem partners and growing Bitdefender’s channel network in the data centre segment.
“Bitdefender’s solutions leverage virtualisation and cloud infrastructure to provide security which was not possible in the legacy data centre world,” said Gable. “These security solutions are highly effective against today’s most sophisticated attacks and they’re invisible to the attackers. They are built from the ground-up for the modern data centre and cloud infrastructure, delivering award-winning next-generation security, plus a host of unique benefits that let enterprises extract maximum value from their data centre-transformation initiatives. I look forward to helping organisations solve their data centre security challenges.”
“We are delighted to welcome Mike as a key member of our global enterprise team,” said Bogdan Irina, Chief Operating Officer, Bitdefender. “He will play a key role in expanding our efforts in the data centre and cloud space, bringing more than two decades of technology and cybersecurity sales leadership experience.”
Bitdefender’s award-winning data centre and cloud security solutions, GravityZone Security for Virtualized Environments (SVE) and Bitdefender Hypervisor Introspection (HVI), help organisations reduce the attack surface and prevent, detect, investigate and respond to advanced threats, known and unknown.
Certified as Nutanix, Citrix and VMware-Ready, GravityZone SVE is a cloud-workload security platform that delivers layered next-generation defences, while maximising the efficiency of security operations, promoting infrastructure utilisation and optimising end-user experience.
Named by industry analysis firm IDC as ‘a qualitative improvement in the security of virtual environments’, Bitdefender HVI uniquely protects data centre infrastructure against advanced persistent threats through live memory introspection at the hypervisor level.