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Gravityzone (Cloud-Based) Release Notes for September 2016 Update

GravityZone (cloud-based) protects business systems with a centralized policy-based control, real-time visibility into the security status, and does not require on-site server hardware or maintenance as it is hosted by Bitdefender.

This article provides information on the changes delivered with the Bitdefender GravityZone (cloud-based) update released in September 2016.

note Note:
These release notes refer to features that may not be present in your GravityZone solution, such as Exchange Protection.



New Features and Improvements


  • Introduced Anti-Ransomware vaccine. You can now immunize your endpoints against known ransomware by enabling this new protection option in the Antimalware > On-Access policy settings.
  • Introduced a set of powerful Anti-Exploit technics that further augments existing technologies to fight off targeted attacks. The new technology is equipped to tackle advanced, evasive exploits that targeted attacks rely on to penetrate an infrastructure. Anti-exploit techniques will be integrated in our proactive ATC technology.
  • Added new categories for Web Access Control rules. Important: This change affects the predefined profiles and Blocked Websites report. Please review the permissions after the update, as some items might be blacklisted.
  • Added the option to configure Active Threat Control and On-Access Scanning to take no action.
  • Improved Full, Quick and Custom on-demand scan tasks.


  • Improved update process. Choosing between the slow and fast update rings allows you to better control how updates are sent to your network. For more information, refer to the Administrator’s Guide.
  • Improved configuration of update locations in the Update policy section by adding predefined locations and the possibility to use capital letters when adding a port to the hostname.

Reporting and Notifications

  • Reports are now sent by email as ZIP archives. Important: If you use scripts for automated report processors, you must update them to fully comply with this new format.
  • Added the Computer Name column in the CSV file of the Policy Compliance report.
  • The Blocked Websites and Security Audit reports now provide the name of the detected malware for websites blocked by the Antimalware module.
  • The reporting intervals have been optimized to better match specific purposes. For example, a recurrent report for last year antiphishing activity cannot be scheduled hourly, as the provided information would be the same in all report instances. Instead, it can be scheduled yearly.
  • The Full Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) is included in all reports exported in CSV format.
  • The On-Demand Scanning report now reflects computer name changes in the guest OS.
  • Portlets now provide data for maximum one month to offer a more up-to-date protection overview of the network. All previous longer reporting intervals are set to one month.
  • You can now configure notifications to be deleted after a number of days between 1 and 365. In consoles where notifications were never deleted (value set to 0), notification cleanup will run by default at 30 days.


  • Improved the editing process of policy assignment rules based on location.
  • You are now able to use the asterisk symbol (*) in front of a keyword to search its appearance anywhere in the name. If omitted, only results where the name starts with the keyword will be returned.
  • You can now view more accurate information of when an endpoint was last seen online.

MSP Partners

  • You can now enable or disable Exchange Protection when you add or edit a customer company with monthly license subscription.
  • You can now view in user activity logs details about seat reservation changes for companies with monthly license.
  • You are able to view monthly license usage for each company, in the License Status report.


  • Updated the APIs createReport method to reflect the following GravityZone changes:
    • Optimized reporting interval for the recurrences exposed by API.
    • Reports emailed as ZIP archives.
  • Updated the APIs findCompaniesByName and getScanTasksList methods to reflect improved name searching using the asterisk symbol (*).


Resolved Issues

Computers and Virtual Machines Protection

  • Fixed the custom antimalware exclusions export on Internet Explorer 11.
  • Fixed an issue where, in rare situations, Malware Outbreak events were not being notified in accordance with the user time zone.
  • Fixed an issue at Monthly License Usage report for Partner user accounts, where child companies with inherited monthly license appeared as having an excessive number of reserved seats.
  • The Inheritance Rules table in the Details policy section now shows all existing rules.
  • Stopped email alerts about invalid Exchange credentials, which were sent without having Security for Exchange installed.
  • Links to Mac kits are no longer sent by email when the product is unavailable.
  • After a company license expires, the Security Server no longer becomes expired.

Exchange Protection

  • In some situations, the Security for Exchange license usage information showed no mailboxes protected instead of the actual number of protected mailboxes. The issue is now fixed.
  • Fixed minor issues at the user interface.

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