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Overview

The VMware and Intel Security alliance provides our joint customers with high-value, optimized security solutions for their virtual data centers, private/hybrid cloud, and end-user computing environments. Intel Security is committed to supporting VMware security technologies, such as VMware NSX, with our extensive security portfolio to provide the most consistent and comprehensive security approach for VMware users.

Intel Security and VMware have collaborated on an integrated solution that leverages VMware NSX automation, platform extensibility, micro-segmentation, and traffic steering capability to dynamically secure workloads using the McAfee Network Security Platform, next-generation IPS services, and allowing infrastructure and security administrators to continue to use existing tools to leverage duty separation.

McAfee Management for Optimized Virtual Environments (MOVE) AntiVirus for virtual desktops and servers is uniquely designed to relieve the overhead of traditional endpoint security and provides essential protection and performance. McAfee MOVE AntiVirus supports VMware clusters and allows customers to fully automate the deployment of a security virtual appliance to hundreds of hypervisor hosts. Additionally, McAfee MOVE AntiVirus is integrated and certified with VMware NSX which provides automatic policy assignment and automatic SVA deployment on a new host in an NSX environment, thereby providing instant protection to the client virtual machines. New McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO) policies are seen instantly on both the NSX and McAfee ePO console.

About VMware

VMware is radically transforming IT with technologies that make businesses more agile, efficient, and profitable. A pioneer in virtualization and policy-driven automation, VMware simplifies IT complexity across the entire data center. It delivers value to more than 500,000 customers through virtualization software, professional services, and a robust ecosystem of more than 55,000 partners that drives application interoperability and customer choice.

Global Technology Solutions

McAfee MOVE AntiVirus
The latest version of McAfee MOVE AntiVirus now is integrated and certified with VMware NSX which provides automatic detection of NSX, automatic policy assignment, and SVA deployment on a new host in an NSX environment, thereby providing instant protection for virtual machines. New policies are seen instantly on both NSX and McAfee ePO.

McAfee MOVE AntiVirus supports VMware clusters and allows customers to fully automate the deployment of a security virtual appliance to hundreds of hypervisor hosts simultaneously, saving time, effort, and resources. By optimizing and offloading, McAfee MOVE AntiVirus enables users to obtain higher operational returns, and minimizes the performance impact on virtual servers with enhanced scan avoidance based on the overall hypervisor load. All Intel Security solutions are managed by the market-leading McAfee ePO platform. The Data Center Connector for vSphere includes components that help discover and import virtual infrastructure using McAfee ePO. It also allows users to view the virtualization properties and protection status of virtual machines.

McAfee ePO and VMware vCenter
McAfee ePO works with VMware vCenter to streamline monitoring and incident management. We integrate MOVE AntiVirus with the VMware vCenter management environment and with VMware NSX to provide detailed event information in McAfee ePO dashboards and reports. McAfee ePO maintains the MOVE AntiVirus policy and delivers content updates to the McAfee SVA.

Intel Security Controller
Intel Security Controller is the industry’s first security controller to enable automated and dynamic security provisioning, policy synchronization, protection, and remediation for software-defined infrastructure (SDI) built on VMware NSX. Intel Security Controller adapts to virtual workload requirements, bringing together the performance and agility of SDI with the awareness and intelligence of the McAfee Security Connected framework. The first product integrated with Intel Security Controller is McAfee Network Security Platform.

McAfee and VMware: Virtualization and the Data Center 
The McAfee Data Center Security Suite for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure provides a scalable solution to manage security for VDI throughout an organization. Rather than running an endpoint security agent in each virtual machine (VM), MOVE AntiVirus delivers a virtual appliance to consolidate scanning processes and signature updates outside of the VMs, efficiently protecting all virtualized desktops. McAfee Data Center Security Suite for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure is a bundle that includes McAfee MOVE AV, which is integrated with VMware’s vShield API, along with McAfee Application Control, McAfee ePO, McAfee VirusScan Enterprise, and McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux.

Additionally, McAfee Server Security Suite Essentials and McAfee Server Security Suite Advanced provide foundational and comprehensive protection for physical and virtual servers. Both suites also include MOVE AntiVirus with its performance optimized protection of virtual machines.