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McAfee Enhances Industry’s Most Comprehensive Security Management Solution

Enables Organizations to Proactively Manage Security and Risk across Their Enterprise

Santa Clara, Calif., 20. Juni 2011 - McAfee today announced enhancements to the industry’s most comprehensive security management solution, providing automated and real-time security and risk analytics to proactively identify, assess, manage and report on enterprise security.  The McAfee Security Management solution delivers complete integration between the McAfee® ePolicy Orchestrator® (McAfee ePO™) platform, McAfee Risk Advisor, and McAfee endpoint products to enable organizations to gain complete visibility of security and risk events across any on-premise or hosted desktop, network, or server. 

Today’s organizations are challenged with effectively managing security and risk programs, as these programs are often comprised of individual point solutions that provide limited functionality and automation, and lack integration to key business assets.  As a result, many security management programs are inefficient, costly, and fail to provide effective security, which can increase risk exposure and limit an organization’s ability to perform.  Organizations must be able to proactively identify, assess and mitigate security threats and risk events across any technology device on the enterprise.

“The McAfee Security Management solution has enabled Con J. Franke Electric to remotely identify, assess, and remediate potential issues across all of our enterprise systems,” said Scott Frazier, Information Systems Manager at Con J. Franke Electric, Inc.  “This has greatly reduced our overall management time, and delivered phenomenal productivity improvements, reducing our overall cost.”

McAfee Security Management enables organizations to manage security and risk activities more effectively and comprehensively than ever before.  Solution enhancements include:

  • Complete Visibility into Security Posture:  Automated and real-time reporting analytics enable organizations to proactively identify, manage and report across their complete security and risk profile. Leveraging the latest version of McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator, the solution provides complete alignment and visibility of critical security and risk events across the entire IT environment, supporting both on-premise and SaaS security information via McAfee endpoint solutions.  In addition, automated risk and compliance reporting and policy assignments based on pre-defined risk or threat scenarios ensures rapid time-to-value in supporting regulatory and policy compliance requirements. 
  • Proactive Risk Analytics: Allows organizations to analyze the impact of potential activities to their overall risk profile.  Enabled by McAfee Risk Advisor, organizations can proactively analyze how changes to their business environment impact their risk and security profile, in order to more effectively manage and reduce business risk.   Further, automated application awareness allows security managers to associate risk, threat and security vulnerability information with underlying business applications.  These combined enhancements deliver automatic prioritization of top security issues and risks, allowing organizations to more effectively and rapidly mitigate issues that are most critical in protecting and securing the business. 
  • Simplified, Automated Operations: Automates and monitors key security program operations, providing technical integration and management across the broadest set of security systems through a single management interface.  Comprehensive automation capabilities include automated installation and configuration wizards, policy assignments and workflow, drag-and-drop analytic dashboards, and software update notifications, as well as automated web APIs that connect all security information and policies with other IT applications.

“Security and risk management now has C-level visibility within the business, and internal and external stakeholders are holding IT departments accountable for managing risk,” said Stuart McClure, general manager of Risk and Compliance at McAfee. “An effective security management program isn’t possible with manual or reactive methods.  McAfee Security Management allows users to proactively identify, manage, and automatically report on their security and risk profile in order to stay ahead of security threats.”

For more information about the McAfee Security Management solution, please visit  www.mcafee.com/securitymanagement.

About McAfee
McAfee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), is the world's largest dedicated security technology company. McAfee delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that help secure systems, networks, and mobile devices around the world, allowing users to safely connect to the Internet, browse and shop the Web more securely. Backed by its unrivaled Global Threat Intelligence, McAfee creates innovative products that empower home users, businesses, the public sector and service providers by enabling them to prove compliance with regulations, protect data, prevent disruptions, identify vulnerabilities, and continuously monitor and improve their security. McAfee is relentlessly focused on constantly finding new ways to keep our customers safe. http://www.mcafee.com

Erica Coleman
McAfee
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erica_coleman@mcafee.com

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H3O Communications
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