Integrated Solution Provides Enhanced Endpoint Security for Defense Networks; on Display at DISA Customer Partnership Conference
ORLANDO, Fla., May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DISA CONFERENCE -- McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE), is demonstrating its new Network Access Control solution, integrated with Microsoft Windows NAP (Network Access Protection) technology, an endpoint policy enforcement platform for Windows Server 2008. The offering, which helps protect private networks from being accessed by unauthorized systems and devices, is being showcased by McAfee (Booth #532) and Microsoft (Booth #881) at the DISA Customer Partnership Conference in Orlando, FL.
"Our first priority is to secure government data, at all levels, on all operating systems," said Mike Carpenter, senior vice president of McAfee's Public Sector. "We're proud to provide this deep integration of our threat protection with the latest Microsoft platforms to deliver the best possible protection for our Defense customers."
The offering will provide extended endpoint health check tests for the native Microsoft platform, covering hundreds of software applications and Windows patch levels. This approach leverages current large DoD investments in McAfee and Microsoft solutions deployed under programs such as the Host Based Security System (HBSS).
"Security is a core pillar of Microsoft's focus on Trustworthy Computing and it is fundamental to the Microsoft platform and our value to customers," said Greg Bateman, Manager of Microsoft's Joint Defense Agencies Team. "Through this partnership with McAfee, we can significantly increase DoD's IT security in an era of increasing threats and network attacks."
In addition to expanded health checking for systems and devices attempting to access controlled DoD networks, the Microsoft and McAfee offering consolidates network-wide endpoint enforcement onto a centrally managed console using McAfee(R) ePolicy Orchestrator(R). By adding more than 600 health checks, proactively authenticating and remediating out-of-policy devices and giving customers the ability to create customizable assessments against mandated security policies, McAfee adds significantly to the complete protection of mission-critical Defense systems, including classified networks. Several major agencies within the Department of Defense are currently piloting the new offering.
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