McAfee Web Protection Service is First to Offer True Cloud-Based Web Filtering and Anti-Malware Protection
SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 27, 2009 - McAfee Inc. (NYSE: MFE) today announced availability of McAfee® Web Protection Service—the industry’s first software-as-a-service (SaaS) Web security solution providing protection from malware and other Web-borne threats without any on-premise requirements. The new cloud-based service offers customers Web security protection through a reliable, hassle-free SaaS deployment option.
With McAfee Web Protection Service, companies no longer have to deploy on-premise applications or gateway appliances to achieve a truly comprehensive level of security. Organizations need this protection, however many don’t have the internal staff, budget, or equipment space to maintain and support on-premise components, making McAfee Web Protection Service a much welcomed alternative. According to Gartner 1, “Web security protection delivered as SaaS will represent 25 percent of the market revenue by 2012, up from 2 percent in 2007.”
“Increasingly, our clients are looking to us to provide them with a variety of delivery options for receiving best-of-breed Web security,” said Marc Olesen, SVP and General Manager, McAfee Software-as-a-Service. “The McAfee Web Protection Service incorporates all of the knowledge and experience we’ve gathered through years of proven Web security and anti-malware protection. We are leveraging our best-in-class threat intelligence delivered from the cloud and we will continue to invest and develop our core technology to keep pace with evolving security threats.”
McAfee Web Protection Service Reduces Costs
McAfee Web Protection Service is based on McAfee’s award-winning McAfee Web Gateway technology (formerly known as Webwasher) and addresses all of the key business issues surrounding Internet use in the workplace: security, organizational compliance, and policy control. With no applications or hardware to install or deploy, the service provides organizations with immediate and reliable Web protection.
McAfee Web Protection Service includes the following features and benefits:
With McAfee Web Protection Service, customers will benefit from reduced upfront costs as well as lower, predictable subscription expenses. Rather than installing, patching, upgrading and maintaining on premise solutions for Web protection, IT administrative staff can be redirected to other important IT needs. Organizations with numerous locations or limited IT resources can quickly benefit from redirecting Web traffic to a McAfee data center and allowing McAfee Web Protection Service to enable instantly available web protection.
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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1. “Market for Secure Web Gateways Delivered as SaaS Heating Up”, by Peter Firstbrook, Gartner, November 6, 2008