McAfee enhances Server Security Suites for hybrid data centers

McAfee, a part of Intel security, has announced enhancements to its Server Security Suites portfolio, offering performance optimization and additional management efficiency to enhance security posture for servers deployed in physical, virtualized and cloud environments.

The enhancements include a complete set of blacklisting and optimized virtualization support capabilities for security on all types of servers.

The enhancements are designed to strengthen organization’s ability to discover workloads, achieve greater visibility, apply comprehensive protection with granular policy management, and expand server instances securely into the public cloud, the company said.

The solution combines whitelisting with signature-based blacklisting to provide zero-day and advanced persistent threat (APT) protection without signature updates, resulting in quicker time-to-protection with low performance overhead.

Powered by McAfee MOVE AV technology, the solution provides advanced malware protection for virtualized server environments and can be implemented across multiple vendor platforms, or an agentless, tuned option for VMware vShield.

Improved capabilities include Simplified Security Virtual Appliance (SVA) provisioning through the NSX composer for MOVE AV (Agentless) deployments and increased visibility and control over network communications between virtual machines with MOVE Agentless Firewall leveraging VMware vCloud Networking and Security (vCNS).

These capabilities are tightly integrated with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator software for efficient, centralized risk assessment, incident resolution and security policy management.

McAfee Server Security Suite Essentials provides foundational server security protection and management for physical, virtual, and cloud deployments.

McAfee Server Security Suite Advanced includes all the features of McAfee Server Security Suite Essentials along with additional server security, including whitelisting to protect against zero-day threats and change control to meet regulatory requirements.

“Today’s flexible data centers require innovative solutions that shield physical, virtual and cloud environments from stealthy attacks,” said Candace Worley, senior vice president and general manager of endpoint security at McAfee.

“Our Server Security Suites guard servers, the crown jewels of the data center, with comprehensive protection, simplified security management, improved scalability for large environments and connections into key technologies throughout the data center,” Worley added.