HP, McAfee Team Up to Protect SMB Arrays

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2010-01-04 Print this article Print

McAfee's Total Protection Service is available through Hewlett-Packard as a free 90-day trial. Following the trial period, the service becomes subscription-based, with pricing based upon the number of storage arrays.

Data security provider McAfee on Jan. 4 announced an agreement with Hewlett-Packard to provide its subscription-based McAfee Total Protection Service as a pre-installed feature on HP's StorageWorks X500 Data Vault storage arrays.

The service is available through HP as a free 90-day trial. Following the trial period, the service becomes subscription-based, with pricing based upon the number of storage arrays.

The StorageWorks X500 Data Vault, which costs about $1,000, is designed for small businesses to use for storing, securing and sharing data. It runs on Microsoft Windows Home Server and provides automated backup for up to 10 PC clients and Macs on its network.

McAfee's Total Protection Service uses a standard SAAS (software-as-a-service) framework to provide protection from spyware and viruses for integrated endpoints, e-mail systems and Web browsers. The service also includes access to the company's online SecurityCenter.

SecurityCenter is a Web-based security console managed by McAfee that provides enterprises with data management and reporting services.

"Customers want to share important documents, photos and media files with the assurance that they are protected from viruses and spy ware," Lee Johns, StorageWorks' director of marketing, said in a statement. "When our customers access a file on their HP Data Vault device, McAfee Total Protection Service automatically scans and blocks viruses, spyware, unwanted programs and other potential Internet threats to ensure greater security."

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Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on Salesforce.com and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and DevX.com and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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