McAfee launches data center security platforms for physical, virtual environments

McAfee has announced four new Data Center Security Suites to help secure servers and databases in the data center.

McAfee has announced four new Data Center Security Suites to help secure servers and databases in the data center.

According to the company, the new platforms offer a combination of whitelisting, blacklisting and virtualization technologies for protecting servers and virtual desktops. McAfee says the platforms provide optimal security for servers and databases in physical, virtualized and cloud-based data centers, with minimal impact on server resources which is a key demand for data centers.

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The company says the new products offer customers the ability to protect physical and virtual servers and virtual desktops with a unique combination of technologies in a single solution:

-- McAfee Data Center Security Suite for Server provides a complete set of blacklisting, whitelisting, and optimized virtualization support capabilities for basic security on servers of all types.

-- McAfee Data Center Security Suite for Server–Hypervisor Edition provides a complete set of blacklisting, whitelisting, and optimized virtualization support capabilities for basic security on servers of all types and is licensed per Hypervisor.

-- McAfee Data Center Security Suite for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure provides comprehensive security for virtual desktop deployments without compromising performance or the user experience.

-- McAfee Database Server Protection provides data base activity monitoring and vulnerability assessment in a single suite, for all major database servers in the data center.

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“The combination of whitelisting, blacklisting and virtualization in a single solution, offers an optimal security posture for protecting servers in the data centers," comments Candace Worley, senior vice president and general manager of endpoint security at McAfee. "These solutions address the need in the industry to offer solutions that provide the highest level of protection with minimal impact on the resources they are deployed on and in a wide range of customized licensing options.”

See more information on McAfee's Data Center Security products.

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