SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE - News) today announced that three of its current McAfee Security Innovation Alliance (SIA) technology partners have passed compatibility testing, including AccessData (http://www.accessdata.com/), Bit9, Inc. (http://www.bit9.com/) and LogRhythm (http://www.logrhythm.com/). McAfee has also added seven new partners to the SIA technology partnering program, including Catbird (http://www2.catbird.com/), Cyber-Ark (http://www.cyber-ark.com/), ForeScout (http://www.forescout.com/), HBGary (http://www.hbgary.com/), NitroSecurity (http://www.nitrosecurity.com/), Secerno (http://www.secerno.com/) and TriGeo Network Security (http://www.trigeo.com/).
The SIA program accelerates the development of interoperable security products and simplifies the integration of those products within complex customer environments. Through the program, these companies will integrate with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator® (ePO(TM)) software, McAfee's industry-leading security and compliance management platform that is deployed by more than 35,000 enterprise customers.
With interoperability testing, joint customers can:
"McAfee customers who select products that have successfully passed the McAfee compatibility testing can leverage their investments, while adding complementary capabilities not found in McAfee's core offerings," said Joe Gottlieb, vice president of corporate strategy and technology alliances for McAfee. "This results in reduced technical support costs, enhanced customer satisfaction and increased customer confidence."
For more information on how to apply or become a Security Innovation Alliance partner, please visit http://www.mcafee.com/sia.
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Partners Demonstrate Proven Commitment to Compatibility Testing
Through compatibility testing, AccessData's customers can now deploy and manage AccessData agents from ePO, view coverage reports and query ePO to correlate users with assets, greatly streamlining their investigative and threat analysis efforts.
"AccessData's goal is to deliver intuitive investigative solutions that provide deep visibility into all data across the enterprise, while integrating seamlessly into an organization's existing infrastructure," said Brian Karney, chief operating officer, AccessData. "Through our tested integration with McAfee ePO, joint customers can dramatically enhance their investigative capabilities."
The McAfee compatible version of Bit9 Parity (http://www.bit9.com/products/parity.php) provides McAfee and Bit9 customers another layer of security and desktop control. Administrators can deploy and manage Parity agents on endpoints and view coverage reports. This integration empowers IT professionals to block unauthorized, illegal and vulnerable applications, generate audit trails and prevent configuration drifts for desktops, laptops and servers.
"Bit9 is proud that Bit9 Parity is now compatible with McAfee's rich ePO platform," said Doug Cahill, vice president of corporate development and product management at Bit9. "Bit9's ability to identify, authenticate and control the execution of unauthorized software on the desktop is the perfect complement to McAfee's extensive portfolio of endpoint security offerings. This is a natural fit that will bring tremendous value to our mutual customers."
The LogRhythm integration combines LogRhythm's comprehensive log and event management (http://www.logrhythm.com/) with ePO, McAfee's centralized security and compliance management framework. The integrated solution enables powerful new security workflows that link real-time monitoring and alerting, threat detection, and incident response through enhanced and actionable reporting delivered in ePO.
"We are thrilled to have completed our compatibility testing and to bring a new level of efficiency and effectiveness to security and compliance management through our integration with McAfee ePO," said Mike Reagan, vice president of marketing and business development for LogRhythm. "Customers can now realize the benefits of actionable reporting and enhanced security workflows in ePO that harness the inherent value of LogRhythm's real-time monitoring, analysis and alerting."
New Partners Join the SIA Partner Program
Catbird delivers security and compliance solutions for VMware ESX(TM) and Citrix XenServer(TM) (http://www2.catbird.com/our_services/vm_hypervisor_shield.php). Via its stateless and cloud-based V-Agent virtual appliance, Catbird provides a full complement of visibility and protection for the hypervisor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypervisor) and VMs, including virtual network segmentation, server sprawl management and intrusion prevention. V-Security combines network security technologies with hypervisor and VM data to enforce corporate policies, separation of duties and secondary validation. Integration with McAfee ePO will enable customers to consolidate these capabilities with a broad portfolio of virtual and physical, network and system security solutions.
"Catbird's innovative network security offerings complement McAfee's system security suites and management solutions for virtualized data centers and desktops," said Edmundo Costa, Catbird's chief operating officer. "With ePO integration, McAfee customers will gain additional visibility into, receive alerts from and manage policies for their virtual network environments."
Cyber-Ark Software provides solutions (http://www.cyber-ark.com/identity-access-management-solutions/index.asp) for sensitive information management, returning control to business data owners, and mitigating insider threats that account for the majority of data misuse or leakage cases. The integration with McAfee Host Data Loss Prevention (http://www.mcafee.com/us/enterprise/products/data_loss_prevention/index.html) will enable accurate discovery and classification of sensitive information, resulting in shorter and more reliable McAfee data loss prevention deployments.
"Cyber-Ark is excited to be a part of McAfee's Security Innovation Alliance program," said Udi Mokady, president and chief executive officer of Cyber-Ark Software. "McAfee is a dynamic leader in this industry and has a clear understanding of the value of integrating valuable partner technology into the overall enterprise solution to achieve a more complete security offering for customers."
ForeScout is a provider of access control and compliance solutions. ForeScout plans to integrate its counteract NAC product with McAfee ePO to extend the network enforcement options managed therein and extend coverage to more devices on the corporate network, including those in non 802.1x environments.
Ayelet Steinitz, vice president of business development, remarked "ForeScout is excited to partner with McAfee to address our mutual customers' need for our complimentary NAC functionality. Furthermore, this combined offering enables stronger enforcement across corporate networks drawing on the strength of McAfee's ePO in combination with CounterACT's network enforcement mechanisms. Mutual customers will be able to deploy the integrated offering without any changes to their networks."
HBGary specializes in developing advanced computer analysis tools to detect, diagnose, and respond to computer intrusions and other cyber crime activities. HBGary's flagship product is Responder(TM) (http://www.hbgary.com/products.html), the first Physical Memory & Runtime Forensics Platform. Through this partnership, HBGary customers will be able to use McAfee ePO to deploy Responder on demand, scan physical memory for malicious and unauthorized code, and report results for optimal active corrective action.
"HBGary is excited to join McAfee's Security Innovation Alliance," said Rich Cummings, chief technology officer, HBGary. "This new partnership will greatly enhance our customers' ability to detect, diagnose and respond to malware and computer intrusions in the enterprise by taking advantage of McAfee's security infrastructure."
NitroSecurity, Inc. provides real-time security information management for edge-to-core protection and visibility. NitroView Enterprise Security Manager (http://www.nitrosecurity.com/solutions/) (ESM) enables rapid-response forensics, analysis and correlation of all network and security data, improving incident response times, and lowering the mean time to remediation. The integration of NitroView ESM with McAfee ePO will deliver actionable alerts so that ePO administrators can adjust security counter measures in response to security incidents.
"By implementing products that are compatible with McAfee solutions, our customers experience faster deployment times and reduced costs," said Ken Levine, chief executive officer of NitroSecurity "Security should be easy to manage, so McAfee has taken the steps needed to open up its security risk management architecture and provide customers with the tools to easily manage their multi-vendor security environments. The result is greater protection, reduced risk and increased compliance."
The Secerno.SQL (http://www.secerno.com/?pg=solutions) offers a family of database activity monitoring and database security solutions that provide a high level of protection against internal and external threats, optimize compliance auditing and help to improve the efficiency and security of applications. Secerno.SQL's database activity monitoring and blocking appliances will be integrated with McAfee ePO to provide a consolidated view of out-of-policy database activity and the hooks necessary to manage security countermeasures in context.
"Secerno is delighted to be part of McAfee's SIA Program and that Secerno.SQL will closely integrate with ePO," said Peter Simpson, vice president of Global Alliances, Secerno. "This partnership will give our customers the ability to seamlessly integrate the uniquely precise database security alerting of Secerno.SQL with the wider security ecosystem within an enterprise."
TriGeo Network Security delivers enterprise security information and event management (http://www.secerno.com/?pg=solutions) (SIEM) designed specifically for the monitoring and compliance needs of the mid-market. By combining real-time log management and event correlation, TriGeo delivers advanced network visibility, and real time notification. As part of the McAfee SIA program, TriGeo will help bridge the gap between their security monitoring and McAfee ePO's incident response.
"TriGeo empowers IT teams to act on the information they receive, and we believe there is a strong need in the market for correlated events to be sent to McAfee ePO," said Michelle Dickman, president and chief executive officer of TriGeo Network Security. "We're excited to offer customers the ability to integrate our high-value alerts into ePO, while leveraging ePO to deploy and update our endpoint agents."