Security firm BitDefender has come out with a new cloud-based endpoint security service. Called Cloud Security for Endpoints, it is available now. You can centrally manage a variety of clients across different locations, provided you have an Internet connection to all of them most of the time.
Panda, McAfee and others have had cloud-based security tools for some time, and ForeScout is getting into this market with their announcement today for managed service providers.
Like many cloud-based security tools, it is only for Windows desktops and servers, and downloads an agent to each desktop, so it isn’t completely cloud-based. A central Web-based management console is used to keep track of all of your clients. And while less than $4 a user per month doesn’t sound like much, it is about the same price as a traditional “thick AV client” like Norton or McAfee. The advantage is that it is easy to protect new desktops with BitDefender’s solution.