Tuesday, May 11, 2010

McAfee Restructures Around End-to-End Protection with Multiple Delivery Options

McAfee announced a new alignment of its business units and their solutions to better deliver end-to-end protection. The new solutions will consist of unified products that include a combination of on-premise software, gateway appliances and cloud-based Security-as-a-Service.

McAfee core technologies, including the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator platform, and its Global Threat Intelligence, will play a key role in each business solution. Key areas of focus include:

Endpoint security -- including anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-spam, web security, desktop firewall, intrusion prevention, network access control (NAC), policy auditing and encryption. Candace Worley will lead the Endpoint Security business unit.

Network Security -- intrusion prevention solutions including a Next Generation Firewall. The company's complete suite of network defense products, including firewall, network behavioral analysis, IPS, and NAC hooks into the McAfee unique Global Threat Intelligence network. Rees Johnson, who drove the McAfee IPS business to the market leading position, will lead the Network Security business unit.

Content Security -- McAfee is focused on providing customers with email, Web and data loss prevention solutions that span all delivery platforms including on-premise software, gateway appliances, cloud-based offerings. Integrated delivery will enable customers to choose hybrid delivery options to meet the rapidly changing needs of their business. Marc Olesen, who leads the McAfee Cloud-based Security-as-a-Service business will lead the Content Security business and continue to drive the company's overall Cloud Security Strategy.

Risk and Compliance -- Customers struggle to unify security and compliance activities under a single set of policies and processes because of increased threat level and regulations. Stuart McClure who currently leads the McAfee Risk and Compliance business unit will continue to drive innovation in this area.

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