McAfee has announced four new Data Center Security Suites to help secure servers and databases in the data center. The suites offer a combination of whitelisting, blacklisting and virtualisation technologies for protecting servers and virtual desktops. According to an official statement by McAfee, these solutions provide security for servers and databases in physical, virtualised, and cloud-based data centres, with minimal impact on server resources, which is a key demand for data centres.
“Performance and security are key concerns for servers in the physical, virtualized or cloud based Data Centers,” said Jon Oltsik, Senior Principal Analyst, Information Security and Networking at Enterprise Security Group. “The new server security suites from McAfee, based on its application whitelisting, virtualization and blacklisting and AV technologies, provide an enhanced security posture while maintaining the high server performance needs of the Data Center.”
McAfee announces new data center security suites
The suites offer customers the ability to protect their physical and virtual servers and virtual desktops with a unique combination of technologies in a single solution. Some of the features are:
- McAfee Data Center Security Suite for Server provides a complete set of blacklisting, whitelisting, and virtualisation support capabilities for basic security on servers of all types
- McAfee Data Center Security Suite for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure provides comprehensive security for virtual desktop deployments that won’t compromise performance or the user experience
- McAfee Data Center Security Suite for Server–Hypervisor Edition provides a complete set of blacklisting, whitelisting, and virtualisation support capabilities for basic security on servers of all types and is licensed per Hypervisor
- McAfee Database Server Protection offers data base activity monitoring and vulnerability assessment in a single suite, for all major database servers in the data center
“McAfee is leading the industry with these new solutions for protecting servers in the data center,” said Candace Worley, senior vice president and general manager of endpoint security at McAfee. “The combination of whitelisting, blacklisting and virtualization in a single solution, offers an optimal security posture for protecting servers in the data centers. These solutions address the need in the industry to offer solutions that provide the highest level of protection with minimal impact on the resources they are deployed on and in a wide range of customized licensing options.”
Back in September, McAfee had announced compatibility with Windows 8. McAfee security products have been improved to offer comprehensive protection against new and evolving threats for consumers and businesses updating to the latest platforms.
“Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 are products that continue to push the computing industry forward with an extensive array of new features, as well as new security and performance enhancements,” said Simon Hunt, vice president and CTO, endpoint security at McAfee during the announcement. “Our developers have been working with Microsoft to offer consumers and enterprises the tools necessary for protection against all threat vectors and against data loss.”
McAfee’s enterprise and small to medium business (SMB) products are designed to support Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. These products are aimed at organisations of all sizes that want a comprehensive, multilayer security system, offering strong protection against known and unknown threats.