INFOSEC, LONDON, April 24, 2007 - McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE) today announced McAfee® Data Loss Prevention (DLP), the industry's most comprehensive solution for preventing both accidental and malicious loss of confidential data. The ability to prevent data loss at the network level and on the desktop, makes McAfee the largest security company to offer a complete data loss prevention solution, and the only company to offer it as part of a comprehensive security risk management portfolio.
Recent high profile cases have shown that the cost of confidential data loss can have a major impact on a company's bottom line, with losses reaching hundreds of millions of dollars. New research from Datamonitor, commissioned by McAfee, underscores the problem, and shows that 33 percent of IT decision makers believe a major data loss incident could put their company out of business.
"Data loss is a burning issue right now and will only gain momentum as examples of its devastating impact continue to surface," said Dave DeWalt, president and chief executive officer of McAfee. "Our entire company is dedicated to protecting and securing information for organizations and individuals around the world, and McAfee Data Loss Prevention takes a huge step in that direction by extending protection wherever users work - in the office, at home or on the road."
Additional compliance requirements, coupled with changing threat environments, are forcing enterprises to re-examine how they approach security. To help organizations fulfill their compliance requirements, McAfee DLP can provide proof of internal and regulatory compliance measures to auditors, board members, and other stakeholders. McAfee DLP offers organizations complete visibility and control over the transfer of data, with the ability to monitor, block, quarantine and/or encrypt sensitive data.
Gateway Protection Greatly Enhances Data Loss Prevention
The launch of McAfee Data Loss Prevention Gateway complements McAfee Data Loss Prevention Host, announced in February, by delivering multi-layered protection that prevents data loss at the desktop and the gateway. McAfee DLP Gateway prevents data loss from guest laptops, non-Windows systems (e.g. Mac and Linux), servers, mobile devices and all other agent-less devices by blocking the transfer of confidential information at the gateway. The protection of agent-less devices is growing in importance as corporations and government agencies are increasingly using mobile devices and laptops to access sensitive information on corporate networks.
"The data loss prevention problem is as challenging to corporations as asbestos removal is to homeowners. Like asbestos, data can be toxic when airborne," said Andrew Jaquith, senior analyst at Yankee Group. "Organizations today require data loss prevention controls that filter information at the gateway and control sensitive data on the endpoint."
McAfee Data Loss Protection Host is available now, and McAfee Data Loss Prevention Gateway will be available May 2007.
For more information on McAfee Data Loss Prevention solution, please visit: http://www.mcafee.com/us/enterprise/products/data_loss_prevention/index.html.
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