SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE) today announced that Absolute Software, Application Security, Inc., Bit9, Inc., Guardium, LogLogic, Palamida, Q1 Labs, Raytheon Oakley Systems and Voltage have joined the McAfee® Security Innovation AllianceTM, a technology partnering program that accelerates the development of interoperable security products and simplifies the integration of those products within complex customer environments. Through the program, these companies will be able to integrate with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator® (ePOTM) for an industry-leading security and compliance risk management solution.
"By implementing products that are compatible with McAfee solutions, our customers experience faster deployment times and reduced costs," said Joe Gottlieb, vice president of corporate strategy and technology alliances, McAfee. "Security should be easy to manage, so McAfee has taken the steps needed to open up its security risk management architecture and provide customers with the tools to easily manage their multi-vendor security environments. The result is greater protection, reduced risk and increased compliance."
Absolute Software, Application Security, Inc., Bit9, Inc., Guardium, LogLogic, Palamida, Q1 Labs, Raytheon Oakley Systems and Voltage Security will be using McAfee's software development kit and application programming interfaces (APIs) to integrate with ePO, and leverage the first interoperability category made available to Security Innovation Alliance partners through the program. Security Innovation Alliance Partners will also be able to test, validate and market their products as "McAfee Compatible."
Absolute Software provides subscription-based computer theft recovery, IT asset management and remote data delete solutions for organizations and consumers. The company's core technology Computrace is pre-installed in the BIOS of computers from the world's leading computer manufacturers during the manufacturing process. Absolute Software will integrate with ePO to simplify the management of data breaches resulting from computer theft.
"Absolute is excited to be part of McAfee's Security Innovation Alliance program," stated John Livingston, chief executive officer of Absolute Software. "McAfee is taking a real leadership role in providing enterprise customers with integrated security and management capabilities. Integrating our products with the McAfee ePO management console provides customers with both secure and manageable solutions."
Application Security, Inc. is a comprehensive provider of database security solutions for the enterprise. DbProtect allows organizations to secure their most sensitive data from internal and external threats, while also ensuring that those organizations meet or exceed regulatory compliance and audit requirements.
"Database security is a critical part of an enterprise's broader data security strategy," said Ted Julian, vice president of strategy and marketing at Application Security, Inc. "But to be effective it can't be an island -- it must be connected to a customer's broader security infrastructure. Partnering with McAfee allows us to offer customers a comprehensive, best-of-breed data security solution that leverages the systems they already have."
Bit9, Inc., a leading provider of application control solutions, is integrating Bit9 Parity with McAfee ePO to bring enterprise application whitelisting capabilities to McAfee ePO customers.
"Bit9 is proud to be working with McAfee as an inaugural member of the Security Innovation Alliance to extend the impressive capabilities of McAfee ePO with integrated Enterprise Application Whitelisting," said Doug Cahill, vice president of business development at Bit9. "Bit9's ability to identify, authenticate, and control the execution of new and unknown software is the perfect complement to McAfee's extensive portfolio of endpoint security offerings, with ePO platform integration providing lower cost of ownership and simpler management. This is a natural fit that will bring tremendous value to our mutual customers."
Guardium develops enterprise solutions for database activity monitoring, security and compliance. Integration with McAfee ePO will enable customers to centrally manage Guardium's security and auditing controls across the enterprise.
"Guardium's enterprise customers are looking to simplify their security and compliance processes by integrating database security and activity monitoring with their other Security Risk Management processes," said Upesh Patel, vice-president of business development at Guardium. "Guardium is pleased to join McAfee's Security Innovation Alliance, providing our customers with best-in-class database security and optimized security management."
LogLogic® provides an enterprise-class platform for collecting, storing, reporting and alerting on 100% of IT log data from virtually any source. LogLogic intends to provide bi-lateral integration between its open log management and intelligence platform and McAfee ePO. LogLogic's integrated analysis applications for compliance, security and operational excellence will be able to leverage information provided by McAfee ePO and will in turn enhance McAfee ePO analytics with information about user and system behavior.
"LogLogic applauds McAfee's initiative to deliver open compliance, risk and security solutions," said Dominique Levin, executive vice president of marketing, products and business development, LogLogic. "Open and integrated multi-vendor applications deliver excellent time to value and reduce costs for our mutual customers."
Palamida, a software risk management company, is adding their open source vulnerability detection solution to the range of security services managed by McAfee ePO. The integration of IP AmplifierTM enables customers to extend the scope of their application security strategy to include open source components.
"Our experience shows that today's software projects are made up of 30-50 percent open source code, so managing and securing this important component of software development is a key element of application security," said Mark Tolliver, chief executive officer of Palamida. "We are extremely pleased to work closely with McAfee to bring our open source expertise together with their broad set of security solutions, in order to help our mutual customers build a comprehensive application security strategy."
Q1 Labs provides an integrated network security framework that converges typically silo'd network and security information in a single solution comprising log management, threat management and compliance management. Q1 Labs will integrate McAfee ePO with its flagship product, QRadar, to deliver improved capability in the areas of log management, threat detection and compliance reporting. This will help Q1 customers simplify operations, improve detection and mitigation of IT risk, and deliver security best practices required to meet existing and emerging regulations.
"Q1 Labs is focused on developing relationships with leading network and security providers like McAfee to deliver best in class network security management solutions to our customers," said Gary Ochs, director of business development at Q1 Labs. "Our solution's ability to deliver fully integrated log management, threat detection, and compliance reporting is in close alignment with McAfee's objective of simplifying security and minimizing risk in complex multi-vendor networks."
Raytheon Oakley Systems, part of Raytheon Company's Intelligence and Information Systems business, is a leader in insider risk management, developed by experts in law enforcement, defense, and digital forensics. Raytheon Oakley Systems plans to integrate its SureView endpoint activity monitoring and incident investigations solution with McAfee ePO. SureView's ability to monitor the complete range of endpoint activities and provide DVR-like replay of any policy violation or malicious incident will complement and enhance both products' value to customers.
"This partnership is exciting for our mutual federal and commercial enterprise customers, who will benefit from an accelerated path to true interoperability between our SureView platform and the McAfee Data Protection and ePO solutions," said Derek Smith, president of Raytheon Oakley Systems. "This simplifies deployment into complex environments and meets our common vision of not just providing point products, but powerful integrated solutions that prevent threats, lower risk over time and demonstrate compliance."
Voltage Security, Inc., a leader in information encryption, complements device encryption by persistently protecting information wherever it goes-email, documents, and customer data in databases. Voltage key management solutions will integrate with ePolicy Orchestrator's robust policy management capabilities to deliver centralized control and key management across this broad range of information encryption use cases.
"Having a comprehensive real-time view of security management is key to reducing risk," said Ray Kruck, vice president of business development and international sales. "McAfee ePO is leading the industry in providing intelligent risk management technology and, with the addition of management insight from Voltage's information encryption solutions, enterprises and governments will be able to verify, audit and enforce information protection within a central policy framework and strengthen their compliance protocols."
McAfee ePO is the first and only platform that lets enterprises and governments centrally manage security and compliance products from multiple vendors, offering unprecedented cost savings and return on investment. With more than 35,000 customers and managing more than 55 million PCs and servers, Security Innovation Alliance partners have the ability to extend their reach and create complementary functionality.
McAfee channel partners can also benefit from the Security Innovation Alliance with an opportunity to expand their product portfolios, sell complete security solutions and drive implementation efficiencies through a better understanding of these third-party products and how they fit within the McAfee security risk management architecture.
For more information on how to apply or become a Security Innovation Alliance partner, please visit www.mcafee.com/sia.
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