This blog post was written by Teresa Wingfield.
As part of our continued enhancements to our server security solutions, Cloud Workload Discovery 4.5.1 was released on March 27, 2017 and the McAfee MOVE AntiVirus 4.5.1 release followed on April, 20 2017. These solutions have some valuable new features and benefits that I’d like to share with you.
Cloud Workload Discovery 4.5.1
Let’s start with Cloud Workload Discovery 4.5.1. Cloud Workload Discovery, covering VMware, OpenStack, AWS and Microsoft Azure, provides end-to-end visibility into cloud workloads and their underlying platforms. You can get an in-depth description of Cloud Workload Discovery in our previous blog, “New Server Security Release Makes Borderless Cloud Security a Reality”. Prior to version 4.5.1, Cloud Workload Discovery was available to work with two of McAfee’s antivirus solutions, McAfee VirusScan Enterprise and McAfee MOVE AntiVirus.
Cloud Workload Discovery 4.5.1 extends visibility to McAfee Endpoint Security for AWS and Microsoft Azure workloads. McAfee Endpoint Security is a collaborative, extensible framework for protecting Microsoft Windows and Linux servers against zero-day exploits and advanced attacks. Now that Cloud Workload Discovery supports McAfee Endpoint Security, we are adding two of its modules, Threat Prevention and Firewall, to all three of our server security suites, McAfee Server Security Suite Essentials and McAfee Server Security Suite Advanced for hybrid cloud protection and McAfee Public Cloud Security Suite.
Threat Prevention scans for viruses, spyware, unwanted programs and other threats – automatically with user access or on demand at any time. The Firewall module monitors communication between the computer and resources on the network and the Internet to intercept suspicious communications.
McAfee MOVE AntiVirus 4.5.1
McAfee MOVE AntiVirus is a key component of McAfee Server Security Suite Essentials and McAfee Server Security Suite Advanced. McAfee MOVE AntiVirus can now protect Linux virtual machines in agentless deployments as part of the 4.5.1 release, including 64-bit versions of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. This includes all the Linux distributions supported by VMware NSX 6.3. In addition, McAfee MOVE Antivirus (Agentless) is now certified for VMware NSX 6.3 so that customers can be sure that these solutions work seamlessly together.
Here’s some links for our server security suites and McAfee MOVE AntiVirus if you’d like to find out more about these solutions: