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5nine Software Announces Security Partnership with Bitdefender

5nine Cloud Security Optimizes the Leading Antivirus Solution for Microsoft Hyper-V

CHICAGO, IL, MARCH 16, 2016 - 5nine Software, the leading global Hyper-V virtualization security and management provider, announced that it has formed a partnership with Bitdefender, a leading developer of anti-malware. 5nine Cloud Security and 5nine Manager with Antivirus now integrates with the Bitdefender antivirus engine, and optimizes it for virtualized datacenters running Microsoft Hyper-V. The joint solution is available for purchase from 5nine and its partners today.

"The partnership with Bitdefender enhances 5nine's ability to deliver the industry’s only unified security and compliance solution designed to specifically address every Hyper-V vulnerability across every virtual resource," said Morgan Holm, VP of Product Management at 5nine Software. "We are excited to integrate Bitdefender’s leading anti-malware engine into both 5nine Cloud Security and 5nine Manager with Antivirus."

Bitdefender and 5nine Software have developed and tested their joint solutions for compatibility and performance with Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V. The partnership enables 5nine to resell Bitdefender directly to end-users, providing a single vendor for licensing and support. Whether the customer is an SMB with a few Hyper-V hosts, or a larger organization running multiple clusters, Bitdefender and 5nine will provide simple and affordable Hyper-V security and management, without needing a security specialist.

5nine Cloud Security and 5nine Manager with Antivirus will enable Hyper-V customers to:

  • improve their security and compliance with the only unified solution designed for Hyper-V
  • Maximize their performance with the fastest and least disruptive security solution
  • Automate protection for virtual machines, networks and storage
  • Hide security from virtual machines and users with agentless protection
  • Generate new revenue by offering Security as a Service (SECaaS)
  • Grow their customer base by meeting more compliance and regulation requirements

Peter Laakkonen, General Manager of Bitdefender’s Global OEM and Licensing Technology said, “Offering robust and easy to use security solutions for virtualized environments is at the core of Bitdefender’s mission. Our solutions are built from the ground up with virtualization in mind. In the same way, 5nine have developed their technologies similarly for Hyper-V. This shared mindset makes this partnership a natural alliance, as 5nine brings our leading anti-malware technologies for virtualized infrastructures to the Hyper-V environment with the best solutions available for that space.”

About 5nine Software

5nine Software is the leading global Hyper-V virtualization security and management provider. It offers the first and only agentless security and management solutions for Microsoft Hyper-V. 5nine Software provides innovative, powerful and easy-to-use software designed to reduce costs, increase productivity and mitigate security risks. Founded in 2009, 5nine Software is headquartered in Chicago, with offices worldwide, and helps over 80,000 satisfied users around the globe to reach the full potential of their virtual infrastructure. More information is available at

About Bitdefender

Bitdefender is a global security technology company that delivers solutions in more than 100 countries through a network of value-added alliances, distributors and reseller partners. Since 2001, Bitdefender has consistently produced award-winning business and consumer security technology, and is a leading security provider in virtualization and cloud technologies. Through R&D, alliances and partnership teams, Bitdefender has elevated the highest standards of security excellence in both its number-one-ranked technology and its strategic alliances with the world’s leading virtualization and cloud technology providers. More information is available at

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