Press Release Summary:
McAfeeÂ® Total Protection combines and manages all elements of comprehensive security solution through single console and agent platform. It includes anti-virus for all tiers of network, anti-spyware, anti-spam, desktop firewall, host intrusion prevention, and complete network access control system. Always-on, always-up-to-date security environment also delivers comprehensive protection against newly emerging threats.
Original Press Release:
McAfee, Inc. Reinvents the Way Companies Manage Security with McAfee Total Protection
McAfee Reduces the Complexity of Managing Security so Companies Can Focus More on Adding Business Value, Less on Operational Inefficiencies
INFOSEC WORLD 2006, ORLANDO, Fla., April 3 / -- McAfee, Inc. (NYSE:MFE), the global leader in Intrusion Prevention and Security Risk Management, today unveiled McAfee(R) Total Protection. Designed to redefine the way in which companies manage security solutions, McAfee Total Protection is the industry's first and only offering to combine and manage all the elements of a comprehensive system security solution through a single console and agent platform. With McAfee Total Protection, McAfee SecurityAlliance(TM) partners can help companies of all sizes improve security while reducing the complexity of managing security -- without compromise, freeing up valuable financial and human resources for other vital corporate needs.
McAfee Total Protection is a single concept with four distinct offerings for customers of all sizes and needs. For the first time, these customers can purchase a single solution with proven award-winning technology that is tightly integrated into a single console. The end result is increased security, policy compliance and significant ongoing cost savings.
McAfee Total Protection for enterprise users leverages a single agent platform already deployed in more than 40 million endpoints to provide everything a business needs for complete endpoint security and network access control, today and into the future. McAfee Total Protection for enterprise includes anti-virus for all tiers of the network, anti-spyware, anti-spam, desktop firewall, host intrusion prevention and a complete network access control system -- all managed by a single console. McAfee Total Protection for small business builds upon McAfee's heritage of delivering security and software-as-a-service, ensuring an "always on, always up-to-date," security environment. McAfee, which pioneered software as-a-service seven years ago, now has more than two million customers protected under this model.
Many companies and industry analysts point to a growing need for a tightly integrated, single solution managed through one console.
"Attacks on corporate networks, corporate PCs and consumers will continue to increase in sophistication, frequency and severity; defending against this onslaught requires a comprehensive and integrated security solution," according to Chris Christiansen, IDC VP of Security Products and Services. "These attacks will drive the demand for more proactive security products and services. As the complexity of managing security increases, customers are demanding more integrated solutions. IT security is increasingly moving away from a focus on a single type of protection, such as anti-virus, toward a focus on broad protection from a wide range of emerging threats to enterprise security."
"Information Security has clearly become a boardroom issue. Organizations must look upon information security as an investment, and like any business function search for every pound of efficiency," said Bryan Palma, founder of Ponic, an information risk consulting company, and former CISO with PepsiCo. "Security is no exception -- senior business leaders expect cost savings, tangible performance metrics, and clear returns for their information security investments. Therefore, integration, consolidation and maximization of existing investments are the primary drivers for results."
McAfee Total Protection is also designed to offer McAfee SecurityAlliance partners tremendous business value, providing new opportunities for highly profitable sustained business with their customers. The integrated security solution helps partners deliver comprehensive protection against newly emerging threats coupled with a service component that drives value and creates a trusted advisor relationship.
"McAfee continues to demonstrate its commitment to its value-added reseller channel, and the launch of Total Protection is a welcome addition to the product portfolio," said Casper Zublin, Jr., chief executive officer at DynTek. "McAfee has made the effort to understand our business and by providing integrated security solutions that we can wrap our services around, they have acknowledged one of the most profitable areas of our business."
"This is about helping businesses reduce the complexity of managing security by providing comprehensive protection," said Kevin Weiss, president, McAfee, Inc. "Our core focus is to protect and mitigate risk for customers and their valuable data in an increasingly complex and regulated world. Now, for the first time ever, businesses can choose a security solution that is completely integrated from a management perspective and that significantly reduces costs, eliminates redundancy and offers better protection."
McAfee Total Protection is available starting April 17 for enterprise customers and April 25 for small business users through McAfee and its channel partners. For more information please visit www.mcafee.com/ .
About McAfee, Inc.
McAfee Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, California and the global leader in Intrusion Prevention and Security Risk Management, delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that secure systems and networks around the world. With its unmatched security expertise and commitment to innovation, McAfee empowers home users, businesses, the public sector, and service providers with the ability to block attacks, prevent disruptions, and continuously track and improve their security. www.mcafee.com/
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