McAfee expands web security options

HP BladeSystem architecture to deliver online protection

September 22, 2009

HP BladeSystem architecture to deliver online protection

McAfee has announced an expanded blade strategy with the HP BladeSystem as the platform for delivering McAfee’s gateway security solutions.

With this release, McAfee is broadening platform options to include both the HP c3000 and HP c7000 chassis as its M3-class and M7-class products and adding the McAfee Web Gateway appliance with a new next-generation anti-malware engine to the existing EWS email security protection offered in the McAfee Content Security Blade Server.

As noted in the recent McAfee Q2 Threats Report, malware problems continue to increase with botnets at an all-time high while Trojans and worms continue to attack social network sites.

“As Web use continues to grow and evolve, so do Web-borne malware attacks,” says Jayson O Reilly, regional manager for Africa at McAfee. “IT departments and budgets are being stretched thin and enterprises need to streamline management of systems and reduce the complexity of their data centres. With McAfee Web Gateway on the HP BladeSystem, organisations can achieve operational savings and stay ahead of the latest threats.”

“To mitigate business risks, customers need to guard against malware, spam and harmful viruses that are often associated with unlimited web access and the large amounts of data produced from applications like e-mail,” says Jim Jackson, vice president, Marketing and Solutions, Infrastructure Software and Blades, HP. “Together, HP BladeSystem and the McAfee Content Security Blade Server provide customers dramatically improved integrity of their business data.”