McAfee Honored with 2013 SC Award for Best Database Security Solution

McAfee Database Security Named Top Choice in Back-to-Back Years

SANTA CLARA, Calif., 7 March 2013 - McAfee today announced that it has been selected as the GOLD winner in the Best Database Security Solution category of the 2013 SC Awards for the second consecutive year. The SC Awards were announced at the SC Awards Gala at the RSA 2013 Conference.

“Receiving this distinction from SC Magazine readers is quite an honor and validation that our Security Connected strategy is resonating with our customers,” said Deepak Thakkar, director of product marketing at McAfee. “As no two data centers are identical, we continue to listen to our customers’ needs, and inform and protect them from evolving threats targeting database applications used in everyday business.”

Databases with all the information they store are largely viewed as the crown jewels of today’s enterprises. For this reason, they are targeted in the overwhelming majority of breach attempts by external hackers and malicious insiders. Perimeter security and the security features of native database management systems prove insufficient as the critical last line of defense for the sensitive, valuable information that databases hold.

McAfee Database Security offers real-time, reliable protection for business-critical databases against external, internal and even intra-database threats. This non-intrusive, software-only solution requires no architectural changes, database downtime or additional security management silos. With this tool, enterprises of all sizes can gain complete visibility into their overall database landscape and security posture, fully align their security policy administration practices and efficiently maintain regulatory compliance.

By delivering a complete family of products, fully integrated through McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator’s dashboard, McAfee significantly simplifies the deployment and monitoring of the security infrastructure. McAfee Database Activity Monitoring requires no changes to the database itself and no configuration changes to the network, and yet can provide real-time alerting or session termination with minimal overhead. The memory-based sensor model catches threats from all potential sources, including privileged users, and the fully distributed architecture also can be deployed in virtualized environments and in the cloud.

“This is one of the most watched award categories, as winners have to demonstrate a combination of functionality, manageability, ease-of-use and scalability, as well as exemplary customer service and support to secure the vote of our readers,” said Illena Armstrong, vice president of editorial, SC Magazine. “Congratulations to McAfee for representing industry leadership, not only to the SC Magazine editors but also to our readers.”

The SC Awards, now in its 16th year, is the premier recognition for information-technology (IT) security professionals and products that fend off the myriad security threats in today's corporate world. The annual awards showcase the best solutions, services and professionals while recognizing achievement and technical excellence. SC Magazine distinguishes the achievements of the security professionals in the field, the innovations happening in the vendor and service provider communities and the fervent work of government, commercial and nonprofits. For more information and a detailed list of categories and winners, please visit

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