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Strengthening endpoint security in virtual environments

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Overview

The VMware and McAfee alliance provides our joint customers with high-value, optimized security solutions for their virtual data centers, private/hybrid cloud, and end-user computing environments. McAfee is committed to supporting VMware security technologies, such as vCloud Networking and Security (formerly vShield) and VMware NSX, with our extensive security portfolio to provide the most consistent and comprehensive security approach for VMware users.

McAfee Management for Optimized Virtual Environments AntiVirus (MOVE AntiVirus) for virtual desktops and servers is uniquely designed to relieve the overhead of traditional endpoint security, yet provide the protection and performance essential for success. McAfee's latest version of MOVE AV now supports VMware clusters and allows our customers to fully automate the deployment of the security virtual appliance to hundreds of hypervisor hosts.

McAfee Network Security Platform, the leading network IPS platform, currently supports VMware vShield APIs, and we’ve already announced our intention to support VMware NSX in 2014.

View 2014 VMWare & McAfee Security Offerings.

About VMware

VMware is radically transforming IT with technologies that make businesses more agile, efficient, and profitable. A pioneer in virtualization and policy-driven automation, VMware simplifies IT complexity across the entire data center. It delivers value to more than 500,000 customers through virtualization software, professional services, and a robust ecosystem of more than 55,000 partners that drives application interoperability and customer choice.

Global Technology Solutions

McAfee MOVE AV
VMware and McAfee are well aligned and have a partnership which provides our clients with high-value, optimized security solutions for their virtual environments. McAfee Management for Optimized Virtual Environments AntiVirus (MOVE AntiVirus) for virtual desktops and servers is uniquely designed to relieve the overhead of traditional endpoint security, yet provide the protection and performance essential for success.

McAfee's latest version of MOVE AntiVirus now supports VMware clusters and allows our customers to fully automate the deployment of the security virtual appliance to hundreds of hypervisor hosts at one time, saving time, effort, and valuable resources. By optimizing and offloading McAfee VirusScan Enterprise processing features, MOVE AntiVirus enables users to obtain higher operational returns, and minimizes the performance impact on virtual servers with enhanced scan avoidance and scanning based on overall load of the hypervisor. All McAfee solutions are managed by the market-leading McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO) platform. The new Data Center Connector for vSphere includes components that help discover and import virtual infrastructure using McAfee ePO. It also allows users to view the virtualization properties and protection status of virtual machines.

McAfee ePO and vCenter
McAfee ePO works with VMware vCenter to streamline monitoring and incident management. We integrate MOVE AV with the VMware vCenter management environment to provide detailed event information in McAfee ePO dashboards and reports. McAfee ePO maintains the MOVE AV policy and delivers content updates to the McAfee SVA.

Intel Security Controller
Intel Security Controller is the industry’s first security controller to enable automated and dynamic security provisioning, policy synchronization, protection, and remediation for software-defined infrastructure (SDI) built on VMware NSX. Intel Security Controller adapts to virtual workload requirements, bringing together the performance and agility of SDI with the awareness and intelligence of the McAfee Security Connected framework. The first product integrated with Intel Security Controller will be McAfee Network Security Platform, in Q4 2014.

McAfee and VMware: Virtualization and the Data Center 
The McAfee Data Center Security Suite for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure provides a scalable solution to manage security for VDI throughout an organization. Rather than running an endpoint security agent in each virtual machine (VM), MOVE AntiVirus delivers a virtual appliance to consolidate scanning processes and signature updates outside of the VMs, efficiently protecting all virtualized desktops. McAfee Data Center Security Suite for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure is a bundle that includes McAfee MOVE AV, which is integrated with VMware’s vShield API, along with McAfee Application Control, McAfee ePO, McAfee VirusScan Enterprise, and McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux.

Additionally, McAfee Server Security Suite Essentials and McAfee Server Security Suite Advanced provide foundational and comprehensive protection for physical and virtual servers. Both suites also include MOVE AntiVirus with its performance optimized protection of virtual machines.


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