McAfee and Security Innovation Alliance Partners Showcase Complementary Solutions in the McAfee Solutions Pavilion at the RSA Conference
SAN FRANCISCO, April 7, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — RSA Security
Conference — McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE) today announced that nine additional
companies have joined the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance, a technology partnering program that accelerates the development of interoperable security products and simplifies the integration of those products within complex customer environments.
Four of these new partners — High Tower, LogRhythm, SenSage and Skybox Security — and four previously announced SIA partners-Absolute Software, Bit9, LogLogic and Q1 Labs-are showcasing their support for McAfee(R) ePolicy Orchestrator(R) (ePO(TM)) to the public this week in the McAfee Solution Pavilion Booth #1554 at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. Also joining SIA but not present in the Solution Pavilion are partners AccessData, Guidance, Intellitactics, SecureLogix and StillSecure. For a full list of SIA partners, please visit http://www.mcafee.com/sia.
"The McAfee Solution Pavilion provides an excellent opportunity to highlight how our technology partners are innovating with us to improve security industry-wide," said Joe Gottlieb, vice president of corporate strategy and technology alliances, McAfee. "Together, McAfee and its partners are building and testing a wide array of solutions that deliver greater protection, reduced risk and increased compliance."
McAfee ePO lets enterprises and governments centrally manage security and compliance products from multiple vendors, offering unprecedented cost savings and return on investment. With this announcement, a total of 18 companies will be using McAfee's software development kit and application programming interfaces (APIs) to integrate with ePO, leveraging the first interoperability category made available to partners through the program.
AccessData provides the technology and training that empower law enforcement, government agencies and corporations to perform thorough computer investigations with speed and efficiency. AccessData delivers state-of-the- art password cracking, decryption and computer forensic solutions. AccessData's upcoming integration with ePO will deliver comprehensive reporting, task-oriented workflows, and superior integrated management capabilities.
"AccessData's decision to join the Security Innovation Alliance was fueled in part by the prevalence of McAfee's enterprise-class security products throughout our customer base, and the resulting customer demand for integration with ePolicy Orchestrator," said Tim Leehealey, chief executive officer, AccessData. "In addition, McAfee's commitment to delivering integrated security solutions to its customer base is second to none, and we were eager to add the power of our products to that solution suite."
Guidance Software, maker of EnCase(R), addresses the full spectrum of digital investigations -- ranging from internal investigations, audit and compliance, electronic discovery for litigation support and incident response. Upon successful validation testing with McAfee ePO, commercial and government organizations worldwide can be assured that the two companies' solutions are compatible and security management is simplified.
"Guidance Software commends McAfee for this program because it simplifies the integration of diverse security products that organizations must manage," said Larry Gill, vice president of marketing, Guidance Software. "We look forward to working together with McAfee to provide industry-leading eDiscovery, security, compliance risk management, and information assurance solutions."
High Tower's new line of Cinxi(TM) Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) appliances improve network security and satisfy the growing number of regulatory compliance requirements. When combined with the powerful information provided by McAfee ePO, IntruShield(R) and McAfee Vulnerability Manager (formerly known as Foundstone), Cinxi can deliver comprehensive real-time situational awareness for security threats and a robust platform for managing logs and reporting for regulatory compliance requirements.
"By partnering with McAfee, the leader in endpoint security protection, we can rapidly integrate the ePolicy Orchestrator monitoring and reporting technology with our market leading security products," said Joe Charron, director of strategic marketing, High Tower. "This helps to ensure our customers receive the most comprehensive, powerful solutions to protect their critical information assets against constantly evolving threats."
Intellitactics provides enterprise security information and event management software and appliances to help reduce costs, mitigate risks and accelerate incident resolution. It plans to enhance the existing integration with McAfee ePO so that joint customers can uncover and use hidden information stored in log data to accelerate investigation and response to security issues that threaten security and regulatory compliance.
"Intellitactics already provides for the collection, correlation and analysis of events and alerts from the ePolicy Orchestrator solution," said Mike Cerick, vice president of strategic alliances at Intellitactics. "This new relationship will enable bidirectional capabilities that will increase the efficiency of achieving compliance objectives and securing the enterprise."
The LogRhythm solution is a log management and analysis application that helps organizations automate and simplify compliance, secure their networks and information assets and optimize IT operations. LogRhythm's solution currently supports McAfee ePO, with further integration work underway to help its mutual users quickly and efficiently tap the comprehensive log management and analysis capabilities of the LogRhythm system.
"The Program's "Triple Promise" of Threat Protection, Risk Reduction and Compliance Management aligns closely with LogRhythm's vision," said Mike Reagan, vice president of marketing and business development for LogRhythm. "Together with McAfee through our SIA partnership, we are confident that our collective and integrated solutions will turn our triple promise into reality for our joint customers."
SecureLogix Corporation enables secure, optimized and efficiently managed enterprise voice networks. The combination of McAfee ePO with the network-wide security, visibility and control that SecureLogix(R) Voice Security Solutions provide will give customers a true 360 degree security perimeter, delivering compliance, usage awareness and enforcement.
"Our customers have been asking us to work with market leaders, and McAfee is clearly a security leader," said Joe O'Donnell, vice president of business development at SecureLogix. "By working with McAfee, SecureLogix will add a market leading converged security value to our joint customers. Customers will benefit greatly from the combination that our patented voice security, voice compliance, and voice safety will offer when combined with McAfee security solution."
The SenSage solution for McAfee integrates SenSage's powerful log data warehouse with McAfee's products to provide comprehensive compliance reporting, and enable fast, accurate investigations and forensics. The integrated solution collects, stores and reports on massive volumes of log data from many McAfee products, including ePO and IntruShield.
"Our customers are asking for more tightly integrated solutions with McAfee's security and compliance products, such as ePolicy Orchestrator," Dan Barahona, vice president of business development, SenSage. "With our participation in the McAfee SIA program, SenSage is building a security log warehouse for all McAfee products that can be accessed through ePO to enable investigations, forensics and compliance reporting from a single, intuitive dashboard."
Skybox Security, Inc. provides automated risk assessment and compliance analysis software to global organizations. With Skybox View, enterprises can accurately pinpoint and prioritize high areas of risk and compliance exposures in minutes versus weeks or months. By combining Skybox and McAfee ePO, customers can automate risk management and network security compliance processes through solutions that improve security while lowering compliance cost.
"We support McAfee's initiative to deliver open and effective risk, compliance and security solutions," said Gidi Cohen, founder and chief strategy officer, Skybox Security. "Together, we can help our mutual customers proactively assess their ever-changing risk and compliance without breaking the bank, offering them a fast return on their investment."
StillSecure specializes in commercial and open source secure network infrastructure solutions. StillSecure will integrate Safe Access with McAfee ePO to provide a complete solution for network and host-based NAC. Through the integration, Safe Access will provide additional enforcement options for McAfee NAC customers, and provide access control for unmanaged devices that don't have the ePO agent installed.
"McAfee and StillSecure have a complementary offering that provides an easy-to-manage, integrated solution for complete NAC," said Alan Shimel, chief strategy officer at StillSecure. "We are excited that McAfee has opened up their application programming interfaces (APIs) because it supports our strategy for providing open, flexible, interoperable security solutions that can be integrated into the existing security environment."
For more information on how to apply or become a SIA partner, please visit http://www.mcafee.com/sia.