Monday, September 27, 2010

McAfee and Riverbed Push for Integrated Security and WAN Optimization

McAfee and Riverbed Technology have expanded their partnership to deliver Web 2.0 security capabilities on the Riverbed Services Platform (RSP). This integrates the McAfee Web Gateway solution with Riverbed Steelhead appliance, providing branch offices with proactive security protection in the Riverbed appliance and avoiding the need to deploy separate security and WAN optimization boxes.

Riverbed's RSP is a virtualized, extensible data services platform that runs on the Steelhead hardware. McAfee Web Gateway Security can now run on the virtualized machine. Riverbed said there is no performance degradation and various redundancy features have been included to avoid a single point of failure. McAfee Firewall Enterprise software has previously been offered on the RSP.