Security and Data Protection from Single Console Provides Administrators and Compliance Officers Unrivaled and Immediate Access to Business Critical Information
SANTA CLARA, Calif. & OCEANPORT, N.J., June 11, 2009 - McAfee, Inc. (NYSE:MFE) and CommVault (NASDAQ:CVLT) today announced the availability of integrated data and security management features utilizing the two companies’ respective data management, backup and security solutions. The integration between the award-winning CommVault® Simpana® enterprise data management software suite and McAfee® ePolicy Orchestrator® (ePOTM) centralized management platform provides customers with actionable information regarding the status of protected data managed by CommVault Simpana software. Using a built-in connector from CommVault, event information related to backup status can be shared within a custom McAfee ePO dashboard to synthesize reporting efficiencies and provide ease of use for administrators to monitor multiple systems at the same time.
“We already rely on McAfee and CommVault solutions to manage and protect our enterprise data. Now, the tight integration between McAfee and CommVault will provide us a way to monitor the important data we create with increased security and an overall simplified management approach. Using these integrated solutions, we will be able to view the data protection state of our end point clients to identify conditions such as the backup status. If a proscribed event occurs within the monitored environment, it will trigger an alert notification immediately through the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator dashboard. This will be an enormous benefit to us and drive a more proactive response to mitigating risk, while helping us meet our critical data protection objectives for recovery,” said John Chirhart, IT consultant, InfoReliance Corporation.
McAfee and CommVault align to offer customers for the first time their integrated enterprise solutions that manage security beyond the endpoint to include data and network protection. These integrated features are designed to help reduce costs and improve threat protection and compliance management.
“With an ever increasing number of security threats, aligning data backup, recovery, and archive requirements with security beyond the endpoints has never been more important. IT administrators need to know they have both an appropriate solution to identify vulnerabilities before company data integrity is compromised and cost-effective backup options for rapid data recovery. The combination of industry leaders, CommVault and McAfee, provides customers with a more integrated security/data management solution without additional IT cost or complexity,” said Jon Oltsik, principal analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group.
With the availability of the compatible McAfee-CommVault solutions, end users can now more easily manage security risk and data backup, recovery, and archive from a single console to provide customers faster and more concise decision making about data integrity, security, and protection status.
“There’s never been a more challenging economic and regulatory environment. IT and legal need to work hand-in-glove to provide insight into real-time vulnerabilities while minimizing business level risks,” said David West, vice president of marketing and business development, CommVault. “The CommVault-McAfee integration gives businesses a powerful tool to speed decision making and proactively handle today’s security and data management challenges. Our partnership with McAfee is proof of our continued effort to deliver customers the best joint solutions through strategic industry alliances. We’re excited by the successes to date with our joint efforts and look forward to continuing to explore other synergies between McAfee and CommVault.”
“McAfee is committed to delivering administrators the information they need to make the most informed decisions when it comes to addressing both their data protection and security needs,” said Dave Scholtz, senior vice president of global strategic alliances at McAfee. “The availability of integrated solutions through our ongoing partnership with CommVault reinforces both companies’ commitment to offer an integrated data and risk management solution that is simple and cost-effective to deploy.”
This announcement reinforces the ongoing commitment of both companies to provide customers with solutions that address both security risk and data protection. The integrated solution will not only help to reduce the complexity in customers’ IT environments but also serve to improve protection and lower the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
Additionally, under a new worldwide sales teaming agreement, both companies will align their respective sales teams to capitalize on the market opportunity where data management, data protection and security purchasing decisions converge. The agreement is designed to help synergize efforts in existing and new customer opportunities where there is demand for integrated, best of breed, data protection and security solutions.
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McAfee, Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, California, is the world’s largest dedicated security technology company. McAfee is committed to relentlessly 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
A singular vision – a belief in a better way to address current and future data management needs – guides CommVault in the development of Singular Information Management® solutions for high-performance data protection, universal availability and simplified management of data on complex storage networks. CommVault's exclusive single-platform architecture gives companies unprecedented control over data growth, costs and risk. CommVault's Simpana® software suite of products was designed to work together seamlessly from the ground up, sharing a single code and common function set, to deliver superlative Data Protection, Archive, Replication, Search and Resource Management capabilities. More companies every day join those who have discovered the unparalleled efficiency, performance, reliability, and control only CommVault can offer. Information about CommVault is available at www.commvault.com. CommVault's corporate headquarters is located in Oceanport, New Jersey in the United States.
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