McAfee has outlined details of its network security strategy, providing enterprises with network security protection and lower operational costs.
The strategy integrates McAfee’s network security suite, including network firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, Web and e-mail gateway security and network data loss prevention, with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO), McAfee’s centralised security management console.
Changing threat environments, growing economic concerns and the increasing cost of securing an enterprise have forced enterprises to re-think how they approach and manage network security.
Today, customers are looking for ways to reduce the costs of both network security acquisition and ongoing operations. At the same time, the economic climate that is driving such changes is also creating accelerated threats and targeted attacks from organised cybercriminals.
“From conversations with our customers, it is clear that enterprises spend an enormous amount of time, money and administrative overhead managing multiple security products,” says Jayson O’Reilly, regional manager for Africa, McAfee. “McAfee’s comprehensive line of network security products eliminates the need for multi-vendor solutions and ensures the absolute lowest total cost of ownership available today.”
Today, there are too many vendors, too many appliances and defences that don’t address current attack risks such as malware directed at Web 2.0 applications, believes McAfee.
McAfee’s approach to securing the network is based on functionality. McAfee’s approach is to offer the best threat detection and prevention across all protocols and products, tighter product integration, and increased management.
In addition, McAfee is moving forward in blended Web 2.0 protection. McAfee is the only vendor in the market that can deliver world class Web, mail and network DLP solutions at a competitive price.