McAfee Unveils Simplified Endpoint Security Suites
McAfee Complete Endpoint Protection incorporates technologies such as mobile management and rootkit protection under one umbrella to ease management and installation.McAfee has introduced two new security suites aimed at streamlining security features for its business customers. With McAfee Complete Endpoint Protection, offered in Enterprise and Business editions, the company is looking to simplify management and deployment of its endpoint security technologies throughout an IT environment. "What we are trying to do is give people everything they need out of the box in a simple way—in a consumable way—and help our channel and our customers actually use and get the advantage [from] them," Simon Hunt, McAfee vice president and CTO of endpoint security, told eWEEK. Unveiled on May 29, the suites include several McAfee technologies, including dynamic whitelisting from McAfee Application Control for PCs, rootkit protection from Deep Defender and real-time security management via Real Time for McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO). They also include Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM), which is now fully integrated with McAfee ePO, and Risk Advisor, which helps administrators see what assets are at highest risk so they can better prioritize what assets to protect first.
The idea behind the suites is to get customers to use technology and features they previously may have been reluctant to enable either due to time constraints or because they did not understand the features' importance. For example, while many organizations understand the threat of viruses, some still do not recognize the threat rootkits pose, Hunt said.