There are several key features that Bitdefender for Linux offers. I will mention a few of the best ones below.
Content control - This is to protect PCs against threats delivered via the internet and limit users to traffic-specific traffic if you wish, as seen below.
Device control - This is used to prevent malware infections and data leaks. Administrators control permissions for devices such as USB flash drives, CD/DVD players, and Bluetooth devices.
Security virtual appliance - This allows centralized scanning to take place and lets end-users offload security tasks to the virtual security appliance, which frees up PC resources.
Bitdefender for Linux offers advanced threat protection on multiple layers and keeps your systems in an optimal state. It does this through various methods.
Machine learning - This method uses existing machine models and algorithms to predict and terminate threats before infection. It improves the accuracy of malware protection and minimizes false positives.
Real-time process monitoring - Uses filters to inspect all operating systems processes. It searches for any abnormal behavior or suspicious activity. It automatically takes action and terminates any suspicious behavior, then returns your operating system to normal.
Web security filtering - This is used to scan incoming emails and web traffic. It prevents the downloading of malware, and the anti-phishing protection automatically blocks phishing websites.
There are several scanning options available with Bitdefender for Linux. You can run a quick scan, a full scan, a custom scan, or a network scan. These are available options outside of existing scheduled scans. Each scan is fully equipped with its functionality and purpose.
Performance and Protection
Bitdefender for Linux offers various layers of protection for your Linux system.
Bitdefender for Linux’s malware protection layer is based on heuristic analysis and signature scanning against worms, trojans, spyware, adware, rootkits, keyloggers, and other malicious software types. It uses technology based on scanning and checking against a database of known threats. Bitdefender regularly updates this database. This works effectively against all known threats.
There is a second layer of protection provided by the heuristic engine called B-HAVE. This engine uses heuristic algorithms to detect malware based on behavioral characteristics. If any threats are detected, Bitdefender will prevent the file or process from continuing to operate.
Below is a screenshot of the anti-malware dashboard in Bitdefender for Linux
Advanced threat control
If any threats manage to make it through the heuristic analysis, the advanced threat control layer will detect any suspicious activity. This system is continuously monitoring processes and grades suspicious activity.
If a process is trying to disguise its activity, execute code in another process’s area, drop files, replicate, or hide from enumeration applications, it will be graded. When the grading threshold is reached, an alarm is triggered to detect the threat.
Network Attack Defense
This is a defense module used to detect network attacks trying to access PCs through specific means. Network exploits, bots, trojans, and password stealers are all detected through network attack defense.
The firewall controls applications trying to access the internet or network. Only known legitimate applications will be granted access.
The firewall will also protect the system against port scans, restrict command and control networks, and warn users when new nodes connect to your Wi-Fi network.
Below you can see a screenshot of the firewall rules.
Privacy and Security
Bitdefender for Linux is excellent at offering comprehensive privacy and protection. There is no surprise that it provides privacy and security features such as email security and two different types of browser protection. I’ll explain more about this below.
With Bitdefender for Linux’s email security, you control your and your end users’ emails. You can control email delivery, filter messages, and apply email policies across your network to stop targeted and advanced email threats. You are also protected against business email compromising and CEO fraud.
Below is a screenshot of the email protection configuration in Bitdefender for Linux
Bitdefender for Linux offers an excellent browser extension you can add to Firefox to increase your browsing privacy. Not only will it improve your privacy, but it will also increase your browsing speed by stopping trackers from accessing your data. Please see a screenshot of the add-on below.
Bitdefender for Linux offers this brilliant tool that will keep you protected online. It uses a malware filter, protects against phishing attacks, scans links, and also identifies trackers. It is also straightforward to install and use.