McAfee has been in winning form of late, picking up accolades from Information Security Magazine and SearchSecurity.com, as well as SC Magazine.
Followers of Information Security Magazine gave McAfee Web Gateway a Readers Choice Award and SearchSecurity.com presented it with a Gold Medal in the Security Products category. This put it above both Trend Micro and Websense.
McAfee Web Gateway won plaudits for its threat detection capabilities, which use McAfee’s anti-malware technology and scan engine to block spyware and clean viruses. The readers also liked the product’s comprehensive reporting system and vendor support features.
Dan Ryan, executive vice president and general manager of the Network Security business unit at McAfee, said:
“This award recognizes our ongoing commitment to technology innovation. Winning the gold medal for McAfee Web Gateway validates McAfee’s position as an industry leader, providing the most powerful, proactive protection against blended threats, spyware and targeted attacks.”
The McAfee Web Gateway product has at it’s heart the ability to protect user-initiated Web traffic against inbound threats, such as malware hidden on websites, or in encrypted SSL traffic, as well as outbound threats, such as loss of confidential information.
Hot on the heels of those accolades came one from SC Magazine which has awarded Complete Security five out of a possible five stars in the following categories: ease of use, performance and support. The product gained an overall rating of five stars.
Complete Security, a product recently obtained by McAfee during its acquisition of MX Logic solution, is a cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering that includes the Email Defense, Web Defense and Message Archiving services.
McAfee state that all three services (Email Defense, Web Defense and Message Archiving) are integrated within a single, easy-to-use online control console. The first, Email Defense, provides advanced messaging protection, including more than 20 layers of spam and anti-virus filters. The second, Web Defense, works at the network perimeter, blocking spyware, viruses and phishing attacks. The third, Message Archiving, allows users to store and retrieve messages that can be securely archived from one to seven years.
Marc Olsen, senior vice president and general manager of the McAfee Software-as-a-Service business unit, said:
“Security-as-a-Service is a rapidly growing market. Customers are showing increased interest in deploying security SaaS solutions, SC Magazine’s positive review highlights our leadership in this field. McAfee strives to provide our customers with solutions that offer both seamless security and reduced IT costs.”
Guest Article by Neil Camp