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Protection for enterprise systems

Security software firm McAfee has announced new Data Center Security Suites aimed at enterprise users. McAfee says that the new suites offer combinations of white listing, blacklisting, and virtualization technologies all aimed at protecting servers and virtual desktops.
“Performance and security are key concerns for servers in the physical, virtualized or cloud-based data centers,” said Jon Oltsik, Senior Principal Analyst, Information Security and Networking at Enterprise Security Group. “The new server security suites from McAfee, based on its application whitelisting, virtualization and blacklisting and AV technologies, provide an enhanced security posture while maintaining the high server performance needs of the data center.”
The four Data Center Security Suites include:
  • McAfee Data Center Security Suite for Server provides a complete set of blacklisting, whitelisting, and optimized virtualization support capabilities for basic security on servers of all types
  • McAfee Data Center Security Suite for Server–Hypervisor Edition provides a complete set of blacklisting, whitelisting, and optimized virtualization support capabilities for basic security on servers of all types and is licensed per Hypervisor
  • McAfee Data Center Security Suite for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure provides comprehensive security for virtual desktop deployments without compromising performance or the user experience
  • McAfee Database Server Protection provides data base activity monitoring and vulnerability assessment in a single suite, for all major database servers in the data center 
“McAfee is leading the industry with these new solutions for protecting servers in the data center,” said Candace Worley, senior vice president and general manager of endpoint security at McAfee. “The combination of whitelisting, blacklisting and virtualization in a single solution, offers an optimal security posture for protecting servers in the data centers.”
Intel received FTC approval in December of 2010 for Intel to purchase McAfee, which is probably best known for its consumer security software. In September, the company announced a new Social Protection venture with Intel that helps protect people on social networks. The software was a collaboration between McAfee and Intel and offered the ability to prevent Facebook friends from copying or manipulating your photos among other things.

Source: McAfee

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I dunno
By Ammohunt on 10/16/2012 11:00:48 AM , Rating: 3
Mcafee would be my absolute last choice for security suites behind Trend. Either way its a mistake to put your trust in a single suite security should be strategically layered using best products for the given environment.

RE: I dunno
By Apone on 10/16/2012 11:58:14 AM , Rating: 2
Reminds of that movie, The Net, with Sandra Bullock where everyone (including Uncle Sam) started to outfit their systems with the "Gatekeeper Security" system because apparently it was new and trendy.

RE: I dunno
By Hellfire27 on 10/16/2012 5:27:33 PM , Rating: 2
My IT department started on Trend Micro (absolutely terrible). Then we moved to ForeFront (pretty OK). Then we moved to McAfee. Now we are moving back to ForeFront. McAfee is turd, especially for the price you pay. If you have Microsoft SA then ForeFront is basically free anyways. It significantly better than McAfee both in terms of management and catching viruses. The reporting was better with McAfee but I'll trade that any day for something that actually catches something every once and a while. ESET or Kaspersky are the best out there in my experience.

RE: I dunno
By Ammohunt on 10/17/2012 11:03:58 AM , Rating: 2
Trend i have found is the most mature from an enterprise prespective its the least intrusive for client side anti-virus scanning and scanmail integrates extremely well with exchange 2010. Its easy to deploy via Active Directory policy; The trend consoles are almost useless for deploying clients but they do a good job of tracking stats. Also Trends Internet Gateway is fast, very configurable where its important and the least intrustive to internet traffic these products as a triad towards anti-virus/torjan/worm/phising cover the majority of attack vectors couple that with a strong anti-spam server on the edge such as websense email security gateway with a strong ruleset or my favorite exim+clamav+spamassassin+greylisting(97%+ spam elimination if done right)

RE: I dunno
By nedsand on 10/17/2012 12:38:15 PM , Rating: 2
I haven't ever used Trend but I do have experience with enterprise level antivirus software from Symantec, McAfee, Forefront and CA. We moved from McAfee to Forefront last year and we have seen a rise in virus infections. Also it's not PCI compliant so next year we are going back to McAfee. I do like the light footprint of Forefront but that's a moot point now. I group McAfee and Symantec in the same boat - not perfect but better than anything else out there. When I started my last job they were using CA. I dropped it ASAP for Symantec. That's from my observations of the last 8 years.

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