Enterprise 8.0i Delivers Advanced System Protection Against Today's
Newest Threats - Including Buffer-overflow Exploits and Blended Attacks
SANTA CLARA, Calif.,
Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE), the leading
provider of intrusion prevention solutions, today announced the availability
of McAfee® VirusScan® Enterprise 8.0i, the industry's first next generation
anti-virus solution to offer intrusion prevention capabilities. McAfee
VirusScan Enterprise 8.0i provides advanced and proactive security
protection, helping IT administrators create a greater degree of control
over their security infrastructure and reduce the total cost of ownership
associated with the tracing and clean up of malware.
Enterprise 8.0i takes anti-virus protection to the next level, integrating
elements of intrusion prevention and firewall technology into a single
solution for PCs and file servers. This powerful combination delivers
truly proactive protection from today's newest threats including buffer-overflow
exploits and blended attacks and features advanced outbreak management
responses to reduce the overall damage and cost of outbreaks. McAfee
VirusScan Enterprise 8.0i is managed by McAfee® ePolicy Orchestrator®
and McAfee® ProtectionPilot™ to provide a centralized approach to
policy management, enforcement and reporting.
"McAfee has taken
anti-virus protection to the next level with its ability to offer
a multi-layered, single solution that incorporates elements of intrusion
prevention and firewall technology for maximum protection of PCs and
servers," said Chris Christiansen, program vice president of infrastructure
for IDC. "With McAfee VirusScan Enteprise 8.0i, small to large businesses
will be better able to combat blended threats and buffer overflow
exploits that are designed to get past point-solution security systems.
This will give IT managers a greater degree of accuracy in detecting
both known and unknown threats, such as Mydoom, Bagle, Nachi, Sasser,
and SQL Slammer."
Enterprise 8.0i offers a proactive approach to enterprise security,
helping us to reduce our need for point solutions and obtain a greater
degree of control over our security infrastructure," said Ken Baker,
network administrator at Trinity College of Florida. "With McAfee
VirusScan Enterprise 8.0i, we can narrow our "window of vulnerability"
to react, install and test patches and install protective security
measures, helping to automatically prevent against the newer security
risks and reduce the high costs associated with outbreak incident
Enterprise 8.0i builds upon the McAfee Protection-in- Depth™ strategy,
providing small to large customers with an innovative solution that
provides a multi-layered defense against known and unknown malicious
activity," said Steve Crutchfield, director of product marketing with
McAfee, Inc. "McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.0i enables businesses
to shift from reactive security measures, to a more complete and proactive
security approach by blocking and stopping attacks on PCs and servers."
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.0i recently achieved OPSEC™ (Open Platform
for Security) certification from Check Point Software Technologies
Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP). OPSEC is the industry's open, multi-vendor security
framework that guarantees customers the broadest choice of best-of-
breed integrated applications and deployment platforms that support
Check Point's Perimeter, Internal and Web security solutions.
supports the McAfee Trusted Connection Strategy, a comprehensive strategy
for validating that systems connecting to the network are brought
to compliance before they are allowed to connect. Through OPSEC certification,
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.0i users running Check Point VPN- 1
will now have the ability to perform Check Point Secure Configuration
Verification (SCV) checks, a feature that helps to ensure that only
securely configured systems are connected to the corporate network.
This process ensures that all security systems, virus scanning engines
and .DATs are up to date and enables medium to large businesses the
ability to have greater control of their environments, resulting in
the overall decrease of malicious network activity.
For more information
on VirusScan Enterprise 8.0i and OPSEC certification, please visit
http://www.opsec.com/solutions/partners/netassoc.html . Availability
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.0i is currently available from McAfee
and its channel partners.
For more information
on availability, please visit www.mcafee.com or call 888-VIRUS-NO.
About McAfee, Inc. With headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., McAfee,
Inc. creates best-of- breed computer security solutions that prevent
intrusions on networks and protect computer systems from the next
generation of blended attacks and threats. McAfee's customers span
large enterprises, governments, small and medium sized businesses,
and consumers. For more information, McAfee, Inc. can be reached at
972-963-8000 or on the Internet at http://www.mcafee.com/ .
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Mr. Shmuel Antebi
- Teritory Manager and Yaniv Alf -System's Engineer were in Malta
to officially present the new McAfee VirusScan 8i and IntruShield.
The event was held at the TIM offices in Balzan on the 10th November
2004. Two sessions were held during which the audience had the opportunity
to view and participate in the presentations.