McAfee scores high in NSS Labs’ tests

Infotechlead America:  Security software provider McAfee has received high score in two reports from NSS Labs.McAfee’s endpoint suite blocked 100 percent of the five tested evasion techniques in the NSS Labs Corporate End Point Security Evasion test.

McAfee’s core endpoint anti-malware products (McAfee VirusScan Enterprise, McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention and McAfee Site Advisor Enterprise) achieved the highest block rate and an overall score of 97 percent of all threats being blocked in the exploit protection test of the NSS Labs Corporate End Point Security Detection report.

NSS Labs specializes in independent security product testing and research. The firm is known to conduct some of the most comprehensive third-party testing in the industry to provide real-world research and analysis to enterprises, government agencies and organizations of all sizes.

As a core component of the McAfee Security Connected platform, McAfee Endpoint Protection provides complete protection for all endpoints, including the latest mobile devices and virtualized environments. It ensures secure, seamless access to business applications and corporate data while providing continuous, updated and powerful security against the entire spectrum of threats, ranging from zero-day exploits to hacker attacks.

McAfee acquires sandboxing technology for advanced malware protection

Last month, McAfee announced its acquisition of the ValidEdge sandboxing technology from LynuxWorks. ValidEdge sandboxing technology identifies sophisticated, hard-to-detect malware.

The ValidEdge sandboxing technology provides advanced threat detection by running suspected malware in a “sandbox” and learning what impact a suspected malware sample will have on an endpoint. This new technology further strengthens McAfee’s current anti-malware offerings that have been proven as best in class at identifying day zero attacks.

This new technology, when integrated with McAfee’s other network and endpoint anti-malware products, will automatically block future attacks by convicted malware samples. Infected endpoints can be remediated automatically by McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO).

McAfee also announced more than 30 malware-focused product enhancements that will broaden its anti-malware portfolio and further strengthen the McAfee Security Connected approach.

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