SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE) today announced that McAfee® Policy Enforcer network access control (NAC) received the top score in a February 5 network access control product round-up conducted by InfoWorld Magazine.
In the InfoWorld article, "NAC Smorgasbord: Four Ways to Police the Network," McAfee Policy Enforcer received top scores for manageability, reporting, and overall value. InfoWorld praised McAfee Policy Enforcer for its straightforward interface and preconfigured rule sets that speed policy creation. The magazine also found that McAfee Policy Enforcer provides an intuitive and highly visual view into the compliance status of the network.
According to InfoWorld's article, "McAfee Policy Enforcer stands out with its friendly, visual interface for managing host posture for network access. Using standards-based VLAN assignment, it provides fine-grained rules definition, which allows administrators specific visibility into and control of hosts. The ability to collect host posture information from other vendors' anti-virus clients is a big plus."
"At McAfee, we provide a comprehensive security risk management approach that goes beyond threat protection. Customers are looking for data loss prevention and vulnerability management as well as policy audit, enforcement and automated remediation," said Vimal Solanki, senior director of worldwide product marketing at McAfee. "McAfee Policy Enforcer network access control is a key component to protecting our customers."
It only takes one infected computer to bring down a network. McAfee Policy Enforcer is designed to simplify every step of the NAC process. This includes defining policies, detecting devices, assessing systems, providing enforcement at the network level, and providing automatic remediation. As a software solution, McAfee Policy Enforcer scales easily and integrates with the Cisco NAC framework. McAfee's NAC solution ensures that hosts comply with the latest security policies. Noncompliant systems can be quarantined or given limited access to the network until they reach compliance. McAfee Policy Enforcer is managed by McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator® (ePOTM), McAfee's integrated enterprise security management platform. McAfee Policy Enforcer also integrates with McAfee Hercules® Remediation Manager to automatically remediate managed and noncompliant systems, and can assess the compliance of McAfee Data Loss Prevention Host and McAfee SiteAdvisorTM solutions.
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