McAfee Builds Upon Trusted Connection Strategy with Support for
Network Access Protection Technology
WORLDWIDE PARTNER CONFERENCE 2004, TORONTO, July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/
-- McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE), the leading provider of intrusion prevention
solutions, today announced plans to support Network Access Protection (NAP)
technology from Microsoft, a comprehensive infrastructure that allows system
administrators to monitor and control system access to corporate networks
based on their level of compliance. Through the collaboration, McAfee
customers will be able to enforce policy compliance of McAfee(R) VirusScan(R)
Enterprise on all Network Access Protection-compatible systems before
connecting to Microsoft environments-ensuring that malicious code threats,
such as the recent Bagle and Lovgate worms, are prevented from entering
networks. McAfee plans to offer full support for Network Access Protection
technology, with availability dates to be confirmed later this year.
"Through broad partnerships with industry leaders like McAfee, we can
deliver a comprehensive, end-to-end solution that protects corporate assets
and controls the spread of viruses by ensuring policy compliance," said
Steve Anderson, director in the Windows Server Group at Microsoft Corp.
"Support for Network Access Protection technology helps McAfee customers stay
steps ahead of future security threats and provides them the ability to help
protect their networks from non-compliant access."
Support for Network Access Protection technology builds upon the McAfee
Trusted Connection Strategy, a comprehensive strategy for validating that
systems connecting to the network, from both internal and external access
points, are brought to compliance before they are allowed to connect. As part
of this strategy, McAfee has been working with leading VPN, remote access and
networking vendors, such as Microsoft, Cisco, Check Point and Nortel, to help
ensure that systems connecting to the network are brought to a satisfactory
level of compliance, or remediation, before they can gain access to the
corporate network. Executing further on this strategy, McAfee also recently
joined the Trusted Computing Group (TCG), to help develop an open industry
standard for enforcing system security compliance.
"Network Access Protection technology complements the McAfee Trusted
Connection Strategy for ensuring that only compliant systems are connecting to
the corporate network," said Raj Dhingra, vice president of corporate and
product marketing at McAfee. "The initiative is designed to give our customers
the visibility they need to eliminate their networks of rogue or non-compliant
systems accessing multi-vendor networks-decreasing management costs and the
exposure to malicious code attacks."
Key availability dates will be confirmed later this year. For more
information on availability and pricing, please visit http://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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