Companies Plan to Work Together on Products Aimed at Securing Critical Infrastructure and Enabling Secure Flow of Information, Anytime, Anywhere
WASHINGTON, March 18, 2009 - McAfee, Inc. (NYSE:MFE) and Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) today announced that together they are planning to bring threat data to life and make it actionable in new enterprise solutions. The work pairs McAfee’s global reach in threat intelligence with the proven expertise of Harris in visualization and mission management technology.
McAfee and Harris plan to jointly develop solutions that will provide network operators with heightened levels of situational awareness as well as new capabilities for mission management and mission assurance. A sneak preview is on display for McAfee’s public sector customers during today’s “Cybersecurity in a Time of Transition” summit hosted by McAfee in Washington DC.
“Cyberspace is indispensable to modern society. It underpins every economic sector of the world and everyone has a stake in it,” said Dale Meyerrose, vice president and general manager for Cyber and Information Assurance Programs at Harris Corporation. “We are very pleased to work with McAfee to develop solutions that make cyberspace a trusted enterprise for government and private industry.”
“Cybersecurity is the nexus of cross-sector infrastructure resiliency,” said Jeff Green, senior vice president of McAfee Avert Labs. “McAfee threat intelligence enables immediate assessment of network traffic across the planet, disabling the enemy by enabling better decisions and a faster response. We plan to marry Harris’ world-class visualization with our advanced threat intelligence, transforming cybersecurity into infrastructure security.”
The initial solution concept previewed today focuses on enterprise intelligence by demonstrating the ability to track Internet activity on a global scale using geospatial-referencing. The concept displays the trust and threat levels of worldwide traffic from country to host machines and highlights otherwise clandestine open connections. The concept solution also features network volume, location of malicious traffic, and active enterprise “spoofing” information that is geospatial-located.
These new 3D applications to graphical interfaces will provide a wealth of additional intelligence to network operators over the current tabular interfaces. It will provide what network operators need, including awareness of activity - both legitimate and malicious - across worldwide networks.
McAfee threat intelligence provides global situational awareness, identifying trust and threat levels based on years of history on IP addresses, domains, URLs and attributes of traffic payload – from geo-location to social networking and hundreds of parameters of behavioral analysis. With worldwide visualization techniques, Harris is helping the world envision what McAfee products already see.
About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual revenue of $5.4 billion and 16,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.
About McAfee, Inc.
McAfee, Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, California, is the world's largest dedicated security technology company. McAfee is relentlessly committed to tackling the world's toughest security challenges. The company delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that help secure systems and networks around the world, allowing users to safely connect to the Internet, browse and shop the web more securely. Backed by an award-winning research team, 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. http://www.mcafee.com
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