Ensures Critical Data is Protected while Maintaining Server Performance and Availability
SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 07, 2010 - McAfee, Inc. has announced McAfee Total Protection™ for Server software, a comprehensive solution for security and compliance. Breaking traditional models, the solution is designed to ensure that mission-critical data and applications are protected with minimal impact to the performance and availability requirements of high-transaction servers. McAfee Total Protection for Server software protects against both targeted and insider attacks and ensures that only authorized processes and code can run, providing continuous compliance.
Due to the performance and availability requirements of business and mission-critical servers, most organizations have made the trade-off to forgo security on servers and assume the data and applications are secure because they are behind the firewall. However, as attacks have become more sophisticated and targeted the real profit to be made is by acquiring the most valuable data in a business, which is sitting on those back-office servers. To protect that data, McAfee designed a proactive whitelisting solution that blocks any code or changes from happening unless it is part of the already trusted software on the server.
“Organizations are at risk because they assume their servers are adequately protected,” said Stuart McClure, senior vice president and general manager, risk and compliance for McAfee. “No one wanted to put security software on the server itself because those were mission-critical applications that required the highest performance and availability, and configurations never changed much anyway. But as hackers have become more targeted and sophisticated, servers are increasingly becoming targets, prompting us to develop a lightweight solution that preserves application and server performance while ensuring compliance.”
Malware Defense, Policy Enforcement and Continuous Compliance
McAfee Total Protection for Server software is comprised of application whitelisting, change policy management, and policy auditing functionality that ensures that only authorized processes and applications can run. The solution offers strong change management controls that further mitigate the risk of data breaches, foul plays, and compliance drift. In addition, enterprise anti-virus is included in the package, so that organizations can provide an extra layer of defense by running on-demand scans during off-peak hours on weekends or at night. McAfee is helping organizations optimize security and sustain compliance against key policies with its McAfee Total Protection for Server software:
McAfee Total Protection for Server software helps organizations save time and cut costs with simplified centralized management. The solution protects and manages servers across the entire enterprise with the McAfee® ePolicy Orchestrator® platform, the scalable and centralized platform for deployment, management, reporting, and auditing. Organizations can customize server security with flexible deployment options, easily adding and removing components with a single agent and platform.
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