US Department of Defense to use McAfee Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, and Host Intrusion Prevention to Protect Military Enterprise Systems
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- McAfee, Inc.
(NYSE: MFE) today announced that it has secured a multi-year enterprise license agreement (ELA) with the Department of Defense (DoD) in partnership
with En Pointe Technologies (NASDAQ: ENPT) and CDW-G. Combined, the offerings will provide DoD with McAfee(R) VirusScan(R) Enterprise and McAfee AntiSpyware Enterprise solutions, which will be integrated with an existing DISA investment in McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention security -- an integral component of DISA's award-winning Host Based Security System (HBSS). HBSS is the largest IT security deployment within the DoD.
"The federal government takes cybersecurity and security risk management very seriously," said Mike Carpenter, senior vice president of public sector for McAfee. "We applaud the DoD's proactive response to growing online threats. The level of trust placed in our company, and our integrated solutions is truly humbling. We are honored to support the public sector's critical security needs, and we will continue to expand our leading role in supporting its national security objectives."
"Information security is both a technology issue as well as a procurement challenge," said Ben Bourbon, director of Department of Defense sales for CDW-G. "These SmartBuy/ESI procurements underscore that federal IT security professionals -- when empowered by efficient, cost-effective contract vehicles -- will move quickly to apply industry-leading security standards to federal agency IT infrastructures."
McAfee's sales management team worked closely with En Pointe and CDW-G to finalize the deal under the GSA SmartBuy/DoD ESI contract. The Department of Defense will use McAfee tools to provide multi-layered threat protection for more than five million host platforms at DoD installations worldwide. This award will leverage existing DoD investments in McAfee under HBSS, as well as SCRI (Secure Configuration Remediation Initiative) programs to provide the US military with integrated capabilities including anti-virus, anti-spyware, host intrusion prevention, remediation, and security policy auditing.
"There's no greater validation for McAfee and En Pointe Gov than having the U.S. government select our products and services to secure its own desktops," said Kevin Schatzle, senior vice president of En Pointe Gov Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of En Pointe Technologies. "I was very impressed with McAfee's end-user team who worked very closely with us to finalize the deal. We're looking forward to expanding our relationship with McAfee and the federal government."
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise provides government organizations with superior, comprehensive threat protection for every system and at every level -- from desktops, file servers, e-mail servers, and Internet gateways, to remote and wireless devices. McAfee AntiSpyware Enterprise uses unique on- access scanning to identify, proactively block, and safely eliminate spyware and other potentially unwanted programs. McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention is the only solution that preserves your desktops and servers with signature and behavioral protection, and a system firewall. Under McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator®, administrators can keep this protection up to date, configure and enforce security policies, and monitor security status from one centralized console. McAfee ePO(TM) is a dedicated security management console, the first-ever to manage security postures maintained by other security solution providers.
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