Software delivers strong security, facilitates compliance.

Press Release Summary:



Offered as unified platform for endpoint security and compliance management, Total Protection for Endpoint combines policy auditing, flexible network access control, rogue system detection, Web security, and anti-malware technology. Integration of management capabilities between endpoint security and compliance management promotes visibility as well as compliance with industry and security policy across entire infrastructure.



Original Press Release:



McAfee, Inc. Delivers Stronger Security and Simplified Compliance in a Single Solution



McAfee Total Protection for Endpoint is the Industry's First Unified Platform for Endpoint Security and Compliance Management

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 14 -- McAfee, Inc. (NYSE:MFE) announced enhancements to McAfee(R) Total Protection (ToPS) for Endpoint, McAfee's flagship endpoint security solution. This release provides new and updated compliance and security functions, including powerful policy auditing, flexible network access control, rogue system detection, enhanced Web security and improved anti-malware technology. The integration of management capabilities between endpoint security and compliance management enables customers to reduce costs, improve visibility and comply with industry & security policy across their entire infrastructure.

According to Research VP Paul Proctor, Gartner, Inc. "Companies today realize that they need more than just good security controls, and that they must also address compliance with internal security policies and industry regulations. A combination of good security functions and compliance management improves security operations efficiency and maturity."

New Power to Manage Today's Compliance Challenges

McAfee ToPS for Endpoint leverages ePolicy Orchestrator(R) (ePO(TM)), using a unified Web-based platform to simplify management and lower the cost of managing IT security and compliance. The addition of powerful policy auditing capabilities to ToPS for Endpoint Advanced allows for reduced management effort and ensures security compliance measures are met and audited. Unlike other vendors who have multiple management consoles for endpoint security and compliance auditing, ToPS for Endpoint Advanced uses a single management platform to provide operational efficiencies and cost savings.

Regulations and standards like Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, Sarbanes-Oxley, Data Protection Act and other data privacy laws require organizations to deploy stronger security to safeguard their data assets. Companies today must be able to:

-- Identify and report on vulnerabilities, service mis-configurations and policy violations by mapping IT controls against pre-defined compliance policies

-- Enforce that all endpoints are compliant with security policies before allowing access to network and/or data stores

-- Prove compliance by consistently reporting on compliance for industry regulations and internal security policies

Businesses benefit from stronger security and are able to reduce costs and streamline security management with an integrated console that helps achieve faster ROI and increased visibility.

"We can demonstrate that a single integrated solution like Total Protection for Endpoint can save companies millions of dollars in operational and security costs," said Vimal Solanki, vice president of solutions marketing at McAfee. "The integration with ePolicy Orchestrator plays a powerful role in reducing these costs. For example, a two billion dollar enterprise running a 25% profit margin that needs 4,000 desktops/laptops and 1,000 servers protected can expect to see a three year total return of more than a $2,000,000 and a payback period in months instead of years(1)."

Key Product Enhancements:

* Powerful Policy Auditing -- As part of ToPS for Endpoint Advanced, customers now have the ability to perform audits against internal security policies or regulatory compliance standards across all endpoints using a single integrated console -ePO. Powerful out-of-the box benchmarks or imported from other authoritative sources enables comprehensive and flexible policy auditing checks.

* Unified and Secure Network Access Control -- Available in Total Protection for Endpoint -- Advanced, McAfee NAC 3.0 ensures endpoints are protected and compliant with corporate policies prior to accessing network resources. With its advanced ePO integration, MNAC 3.0 is the only solution to unify Compliance Auditing and Network Access Control with a single set of policies and a single management console. Also included in MNAC 3.0 is deep integration with Microsoft's Network Access Protection (NAP) technology, which enables customers to leverage existing infrastructure to enforce security policies on unmanaged systems.

* Detection of Rogue Systems -- New enhancements have been made to detect when new rogue systems attach to your network to stop unprotected endpoints from introducing malware or other threats.

* Enhanced Web Security -- The SiteAdvisor Enterprise Plus technology enhances the Total Protection for Endpoint solutions to proactively warn and block end users from malicious websites with whitelists and blacklists. Manageability with ePO 4.0 enables complete enterprise wide deployment to stop malware, spam, downloaders, spyware, phishing attacks and other web-borne attacks.

* Improved Anti-Malware Technology -- The strong anti-malware in Total Protection for Endpoint solutions just got stronger with enhanced rootkit detection improved scanning performance and protection for virtual machines.

About McAfee Inc.

McAfee, Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, California, is the world's largest dedicated security technology company. It delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that secure systems and networks around the world, allowing users to browse and shop the Web securely. With its unmatched security expertise and commitment to innovation, McAfee empowers home users, businesses, the public sector and service providers by enabling them to comply with regulations, protect data, prevent disruptions, identify vulnerabilities and continuously monitor and improve their security. http://www.mcafee.com/.

McAfee, ePolicy Orchestrator, ePO and/or other noted McAfee related products contained herein are registered trademarks or trademarks of McAfee, Inc., and/or its affiliates in the US and/or other countries. McAfee Red in connection with security is distinctive of McAfee brand products. Any other non-McAfee related products, registered and/or unregistered trademarks contained herein is only by reference and are the sole property of their respective owners.(C) 2008 McAfee, Inc. All rights reserved.

(1) Based on McAfee's ROI Calculator developed by Forrester Research

More from Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

All Topics