Welcome!

Cloud Security Authors: Pat Romanski, Zakia Bouachraoui, Elizabeth White, Yeshim Deniz, Liz McMillan

Related Topics: Cloud Security

News Feed Item

McAfee, Inc. Delivers Network Security Strategy

McAfee, Inc. (NYSE:MFE) today outlined details of its network security strategy, providing enterprises with unmatched network security protection and dramatically lower operational costs. The strategy integrates McAfee’s complete network security suite, including network firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, Web and e-mail gateway security and network data loss prevention, with McAfee® ePolicy Orchestrator® (ePO), McAfee’s centralized security management console. The products are backed by McAfee’s industry-leading global threat intelligence, powered by McAfee Avert® Labs.

First, McAfee’s approach to securing the network is based on the completeness of vision and breadth of functionality, which distinguishes McAfee’s network portfolio from competitors. McAfee’s approach is to offer the best threat detection and prevention across all protocols and products, tighter product integration, and increased management.

Second, by integrating with McAfee ePO software and global threat intelligence, McAfee Network Security products provide increased visibility into both external and internal threats and vulnerabilities, protecting networks more efficiently and reducing both acquisition and operational costs. With McAfee’s new network offerings, the company delivers confidence in protection through a market leading network product suite, interlocked with system security, protected by global intelligence and constructed for the future.

McAfee Responds to Changing Customer Needs

Changing threat environments, growing economic concerns and the increasing cost of securing an enterprise have forced enterprises to re-think how they approach and manage network security. Today, customers are looking for ways to reduce the costs of both network security acquisition and ongoing operations. At the same time, the economic climate that is driving such changes is also creating accelerated threats and targeted attacks from organized cybercriminals. A recent study conducted by McAfee and Purdue University found that businesses worldwide lost an estimated one trillion dollars annually, due to loss and theft of intellectual property. In 2008 alone, McAfee saw more new malware than in previous history combined.

“From conversations with our customers, it is clear that enterprises spend an enormous amount of time, money and administrative overhead managing multiple security products,” said Dan Ryan, executive vice president, Network Security Business Unit, McAfee, Inc. “McAfee’s comprehensive line of network security products eliminates the need for multi-vendor solutions and ensures the absolute lowest total cost of ownership available today.”

Analysts Say an Integrated Approach is Needed

“Organizations must take a more unified approach to security,” said Chris Christiansen, vice president, Security Practice, IDC. “The days of managing network defense, Web and messaging security and data security as separate activities simply won’t succeed in today’s economic and threat environment. Effective Network Security must have global intelligence and must be integrated into the broader organizational security management infrastructure. Vendors that deliver these levels of integration in a complete suite will be successful as this will lower overall cost of ownership for organizations. For the next three to five years, reducing cost of ownership will drive security investments.”

According to IDC, the worldwide market for Network, Web and Messaging security was valued at a combined value of approximately $12 billion USD in 2008 and is forecasted to grow to $17.6 billion USD in 2012. This represents a 10.1 percent compound annual growth rate over the five year period.

McAfee Delivers on Strategy

McAfee has a strong record of integrating its acquisitions into the ePO software, and is delivering on this strategy within the Network Security Business Unit. McAfee is completing the initial integration of the full Secure Computing enterprise product line into the ePO database, providing a solid proof point of the overall integration progress and success. McAfee is lowering customer management costs and driving operational efficiency through the ePO software integration of McAfee Web Gateway, McAfee Mail Gateway, and McAfee Firewall Enterprise.

McAfee is demonstrating its commitment and strength in the enterprise network firewall market and specifically to the McAfee Firewall Enterprise product line. By delivering a line of next generation firewall solutions that lower operational cost and improve threat protection, McAfee is delivering value that other firewall vendors cannot.

McAfee is changing the game in blended Web 2.0 protection. Web 2.0 threats require comprehensive and cost effective security solutions. McAfee is the only vendor in the market that can deliver world class Web, mail and network DLP solutions at a disruptive price. The new McAfee Total Protection for Internet Gateways, also integrated with the ePO management, allows customers to make one purchase to acquire Web, mail and basic DLP protection on McAfee appliances, providing industry leading Web 2.0 threat protection with costs savings of 50 percent or more.

With 350 threat researchers, and tens of millions of data collection sensors, McAfee’s global footprint is substantial. The complete McAfee Network Security product line leverages McAfee’s large footprint and impressive threat intelligence capabilities, providing customers with the most insightful and comprehensive view of the evolving threat landscape.

McAfee's network solutions are designed to align with the way corporations secure and transact business while also supporting agile and evolving business requirements. McAfee provides a single-vendor solution with market-leading network protection that lowers a customer’s total cost of ownership, and ensures streamlined management across appliances. Additionally, McAfee dramatically reduces risk exposure due to the heightened visibility that the McAfee portfolio and unique global intelligence network provides. McAfee's comprehensive, multi-layered approach to network security defends people, networks, data and audit posture at all points of the network.

About McAfee, Inc.

McAfee, Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, California, is the world's largest dedicated security technology company. McAfee is committed to relentlessly tackling the world's toughest security challenges. The company delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that help secure systems and networks around the world, allowing users to safely connect to the Internet, browse and shop the web more securely. Backed by an award-winning research team, McAfee creates innovative products that empower home users, businesses, the public sector and service providers by enabling them to prove compliance with regulations, protect data, prevent disruptions, identify vulnerabilities, and continuously monitor and improve their security. http://www.mcafee.com

NOTE: McAfee and any additional McAfee marks herein are registered trademarks of McAfee, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and/or other countries. McAfee Red in connection with security is distinctive of McAfee brand products. All other registered and unregistered trademarks herein are the sole property of their respective owners. Product specifications subject to change at any time without prior notice. © 2009 McAfee, Inc. All rights reserved.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo, taking place November 12-13 in New York City, NY, is co-located with 22nd international CloudEXPO | first international DXWorldEXPO and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time t...
CloudEXPO New York 2018, colocated with DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
The best way to leverage your Cloud Expo presence as a sponsor and exhibitor is to plan your news announcements around our events. The press covering Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo will have access to these releases and will amplify your news announcements. More than two dozen Cloud companies either set deals at our shows or have announced their mergers and acquisitions at Cloud Expo. Product announcements during our show provide your company with the most reach through our targeted audiences.
Machine Learning helps make complex systems more efficient. By applying advanced Machine Learning techniques such as Cognitive Fingerprinting, wind project operators can utilize these tools to learn from collected data, detect regular patterns, and optimize their own operations. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Stuart Gillen, Director of Business Development at SparkCognition, discussed how research has demonstrated the value of Machine Learning in delivering next generation analytics to impr...
The challenges of aggregating data from consumer-oriented devices, such as wearable technologies and smart thermostats, are fairly well-understood. However, there are a new set of challenges for IoT devices that generate megabytes or gigabytes of data per second. Certainly, the infrastructure will have to change, as those volumes of data will likely overwhelm the available bandwidth for aggregating the data into a central repository. Ochandarena discusses a whole new way to think about your next...
The hierarchical architecture that distributes "compute" within the network specially at the edge can enable new services by harnessing emerging technologies. But Edge-Compute comes at increased cost that needs to be managed and potentially augmented by creative architecture solutions as there will always a catching-up with the capacity demands. Processing power in smartphones has enhanced YoY and there is increasingly spare compute capacity that can be potentially pooled. Uber has successfully ...
Chris Matthieu is the President & CEO of Computes, inc. He brings 30 years of experience in development and launches of disruptive technologies to create new market opportunities as well as enhance enterprise product portfolios with emerging technologies. His most recent venture was Octoblu, a cross-protocol Internet of Things (IoT) mesh network platform, acquired by Citrix. Prior to co-founding Octoblu, Chris was founder of Nodester, an open-source Node.JS PaaS which was acquired by AppFog and ...
The deluge of IoT sensor data collected from connected devices and the powerful AI required to make that data actionable are giving rise to a hybrid ecosystem in which cloud, on-prem and edge processes become interweaved. Attendees will learn how emerging composable infrastructure solutions deliver the adaptive architecture needed to manage this new data reality. Machine learning algorithms can better anticipate data storms and automate resources to support surges, including fully scalable GPU-c...
Predicting the future has never been more challenging - not because of the lack of data but because of the flood of ungoverned and risk laden information. Microsoft states that 2.5 exabytes of data are created every day. Expectations and reliance on data are being pushed to the limits, as demands around hybrid options continue to grow.
JETRO showcased Japan Digital Transformation Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo® at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a non-profit organization that provides business support services to companies expanding to Japan. With the support of JETRO's dedicated staff, clients can incorporate their business; receive visa, immigration, and HR support; find dedicated office space; identify local government subsidies; get...