FOCUS 08, LAS VEGAS – Oct. 21, 2008—McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE) and CommVault(NASDAQ: CVLT)today announced a strategic partnership to deliver an integrated data and security management solution built on the two companies’ respective data management, backup and security expertise.
The agreement will provide customers worldwide with access to integrated data and security management technology solutions from both McAfee and CommVault. The solution integrates McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator® (ePO™) software, McAfee’s security risk management platform, with the award-winning CommVault® Simpana® software, which delivers Backup, Replication, Archive, Storage Resource Management and Search capabilities.
“Business requirements and security threats demand a blended approach to storage and security,” said Lauren Whitehouse, analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. “In coming together, CommVault and McAfee can provide customers with award-winning data protection capabilities that work hand in hand with industry-leading security applications for a complete, more easily deployable and cost effective data and security management solution.”
As part of the partnership, CommVault has also joined the McAfee® Security Innovation Alliance, McAfee’s technology partnering program, which is designed to accelerate the development of interoperable security products and simplify the integration of those products with complex customer environments. Additionally, McAfee has joined CommVault’s PartnerAdvantageTM program as a Strategic Partner to help expand product integration efforts, compatibility testing and further align the companies’ go-to-market strategies.
“In today’s uncertain economy and changing regulatory environment, IT directors and compliance officers need sharper and more real-time visibility into business risks,” said N. Robert Hammer, president and chief executive officer, CommVault. “The integration between Simpana software and McAfee ePO software will help businesses make more informed and rapid business decisions. Our partnership with McAfee is another step in our continued efforts to deliver customers added value through strategic industry alliances. We look forward to a mutually rewarding partnership with McAfee and to exploring other synergies between our two companies.”
The McAfee-CommVault solution will enable mutual customers to monitor corporate data for increased security and compliance with simplified policy management. The integration allows McAfee ePO users to report on the data protection/recovery state of end point clients to identify conditions such as the backup status. When that condition is outside the prescribed protection policy threshold it can trigger an alert notification or report to warn the ePO user. Additional integration features are expected to target expanded software distribution and data leakage profiling using the Simpana Search and eDiscovery features.
“Mitigating business risk is essential and customers are demanding a solution that addresses both their backup and security needs,” said David DeWalt, CEO, McAfee. “Our partnership with CommVault builds on their data management and our security management and protection expertise, allowing us to offer an integrated data and risk management solution that is simple and cost-effective to deploy.”
This partnership highlights the ongoing commitment of both companies to provide customers with powerful solutions that address both security and data backup. The solution will not only help reduce the complexity in customers’ IT environments but also improve protection, compliance and lower the Total Cost of Ownership.
The initial phase of the integrated McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator and CommVault Simpana software solution is expected to be available in 2009. For more information on integrated risk and data management solutions, visit CommVault’s booth at Focus 08.
About McAfee, Inc.
McAfee, Inc., the leading dedicated security technology company, headquartered in Santa Clara, California, delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that secure systems and networks around the world. With its unmatched security expertise and commitment to innovation, McAfee empowers home users, businesses, the public sector, and service providers with the ability to block attacks, prevent disruptions, and continuously track and improve their security. http://www.mcafee.com.
A singular vision — a belief in a better way to address current and future data management needs — guides CommVault in the development of Singular Information Management® solutions for high-performance data protection, universal availability and simplified management of data on complex storage networks. CommVault's exclusive single-platform architecture gives companies unprecedented control over data growth, costs and risk. CommVault's Simpana® software suite of products was designed to work together seamlessly from the ground up, sharing a single code and common function set, to deliver superlative Data Protection, Archive, Replication, Search and Resource Management capabilities. More companies every day join those who have discovered the unparalleled efficiency, performance, reliability, and control only CommVault can offer. Information about CommVault is available at www.commvault.com. CommVault's corporate headquarters is located in Oceanport, New Jersey in the United States. (cvlt-pt)
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