McAfee Outlines Security-as-a-Service Cloud Strategy

McAfee, Inc. has outlined details of its Security-as-a-Service strategy to deliver security products to corporations and end users as a service in the cloud. McAfee's move follows similar initiatives from Trend Micro, Symantec and Panda Security among others.

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McAfee, Inc. has outlined details of its Security-as-a-Service strategy to deliver security products to corporations and end users as a service in the cloud.

McAfee enters the Security-as-Service as other virus protection firms are also establishing larger footprints in the space, including Trend Micro, Symantec and Panda Security among others.

McAfee's new strategy blends the company's core "threat prevention" and "threat intelligence" capabilities with existing software-as-a-service delivery options. Blending the two technologies would create a Security-as-a-Service portfolio that would provide customers a better view of threats and vulnerabilities, and deliver protection for endpoints, web, email and a vulnerability- assessment-as-a-service (VAAS) option.

"Our customers have told us they want flexibility in their delivery options," said Marc Olesen, SVP and General Manager, McAfee Software-as-a-Service, in a statement. "It is clear that IT resources need to focus on initiatives that are business critical, while consolidating vendors. Bottom line, McAfee is committed to making it easy for customers to maximize the value of our solutions and help them save money through Security-as-a-Service."

McAfee's Security-as-a-Service would protect against web-borne malware, morphing viruses, and targeted phishing in real-time, McAfee said. It will work by accumulating data from millions of sensors, creating a profile of all suspicious activity and content in real time, and then watching for any changes in expected behavior.

McAfee enters the Security-as-Service as other virus protection firms are also establishing larger footprints in the space, including Trend Micro, Symantec and Panda Security among others.

"Gartner clients are showing increased inclination towards deploying security SaaS solutions in threat and vulnerability - focused markets, where up-to-date protection and expertise is paramount," said Arabella Hallawell, research vice president, Gartner Inc., in the statement.



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