Network Associates launches McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.0i
In the face of the current breed of threats such as the Sasser virus, IT security managers are soon discovering that passive tools like patch firewalls and IDS (Intrusion Detection System) that merely monitor network attack
and alert administrators, offer inadequate anti-virus protection. There is a growing need for an active network infrastructure, or Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) that can prevent attacks automatically in real-time, at the
To respond to the demand for a proactive defense system, Network Associates, Inc. the leading provider of intrusion prevention solutions, has recently launched McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.0i, the industry's first next generation anti-virus solution to offer Intrusion Prevention.
Based on the McAfee Protection-in-Depth strategy, the VirusScan Enterprise 8.0i is a comprehensive solution that can detect, identify, alert, clean, delete and prevent known and unknown malicious activity from infecting PCs and servers.
"Today's threats have become more sophisticated than ever before. In addition, the time between the detection of vulnerability and the occurrence of an attack is greatly reduced-narrowing the "window of vulnerability" for organizations to react, install and test patches and install protective security measures.
VirusScan Enterprise 8.0i enables businesses with remote offices and mobile users to shift from reactive security measures, to a more complete and proactive security approach for securing PCs and servers against malicious
code, hacker attacks and operating system and application software vulnerabilities," Patrick Hayati, Regional Director, Network Associates Middle East.
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise combines truly integrated functionality, including anti-virus, desktop firewall and host intrusion prevention features within a single deployable, easy to use and manage security agent. Advanced host-based intrusion prevention functionality includes buffer overflow prevention technology, which protects against buffer overflow exploits targeting vulnerabilities
of Microsoft applications and OS services ensuring that critical business servers and data are available and protected 24 x 7.
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