McAfee Web Gateway Wins Gold in Best Web Security Gateway Products Category
SANTA CLARA, Calif., September 21, 2009 - McAfee, Inc. (NYSE:MFE) today announced that McAfee Web Gateway has earned a Readers’ Choice Award from Information Security Magazine and SearchSecurity.com. McAfee Web Gateway won the gold medal in the Security Gateway Products category, placing above Trend Micro and Websense for the top position. The solution earned high marks for its threat detection capabilities, which use McAfee’s anti-malware technology and scan engine to block spyware and clean viruses. Also favored among readers is the product’s comprehensive reporting system and vendor support features.
“This award recognizes our ongoing commitment to technology innovation,” said Dan Ryan, executive vice president and general manager of the Network Security business unit at McAfee. “Winning the gold medal for McAfee Web Gateway validates McAfee’s position as an industry leader, providing the most powerful, proactive protection against blended threats, spyware and targeted attacks.”
McAfee Web Gateway protects user-initiated Web traffic against inbound threats, such as malware hidden on websites or in encrypted SSL traffic, as well as outbound threats, such as potential loss of structured, confidential information. This solution combines multiple features and protections in one appliance, including Web filtering, anti-malware, anti-virus, SSL scanning, reporting and caching.
A record number of Information Security Magazine and SearchSecurity.com readers voted to determine the market's best security products, rating 380 products and services in 17 different categories. Respondents were asked to rate each product based on criteria specific to each category.
Additional details on the 2009 Information Security Reader’s Choice Awards can be found online at http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/magazineFeature/0,296894,sid14_gci1366052_mem1,00.html.
About McAfee, Inc.
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
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