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McAfee Entercept Provides Enhanced Platform Protection to Proactively Block Attacks on Linux Servers

  • 14 June, 2005 09:39

<p>Introduction of Entercept for Linux Delivers Advanced Host Intrusion Prevention Solution (IPS) for the Fastest Growing Server Platform</p>
<p>SYDNEY, June 14 – McAfee, Inc., the leader in Intrusion Prevention and Security Risk Management, today unveiled McAfee Entercept support for Linux. With today's announcement, the McAfee Entercept server agent now supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, in addition to existing platform support for Windows and Solaris. The introduction of McAfee Entercept protection for Linux is part of the company's larger strategy to provide comprehensive and proactive, multi-platform security solutions including Linux. On June 7, the company announced enhancements to McAfee LinuxShield, offering customers comprehensive virus protection for their Linux systems.</p>
<p>As a widely adopted alternative to other common operating systems among IT professionals, the Linux platform has been broadly deployed for internal as well as web-facing applications, and runs a variety of critical business applications, including accounting, databases and file/print servers. Due to its rapid adoption, there are a number of known exploits targeted at Linux-based applications, which can cause system-wide outages. McAfee Entercept for Linux provides comprehensive, proactive protection to ensure the security, integrity and availability of all applications running on the Linux platform.</p>
<p>"McAfee customers demand comprehensive and uniform protection for their computing infrastructure and the introduction of McAfee Entercept for Linux exemplifies our commitment to providing proven multi-platform solutions that exceed our customers security needs," said Allan Bell, Asia Pacific Marketing Director, McAfee, Inc. "With McAfee's unmatched security expertise and broad set of solutions, our customers have the confidence that they are completely protected from threats targeted at any platform."</p>
<p>McAfee Entercept is the industry's only host IPS to combine both behavioural rules and intrusion prevention signatures. With added protection for Linux users, Entercept provides unmatched proactive threat protection with key features including:</p>
<p>-- Comprehensive buffer overflow prevention for all installed applications</p>
<p>-- Unique application shielding and enveloping developed to protect system and application file manipulation</p>
<p>-- HTTP traffic intrusion prevention for Apache</p>
<p>Availability</p>
<p>McAfee Entercept for Linux will be available through McAfee resellers from June 17, 2005. Existing McAfee customers can obtain the new software under the terms and conditions of their maintenance agreement. For additional information on McAfee Entercept and other McAfee security solutions, please visit www.mcafee.com.</p>
<p>About McAfee, Inc.</p>
<p>McAfee, Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, California and the global leader in Intrusion Prevention and Security Risk Management, delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that secure systems and networks around the world. With its unmatched security expertise and commitment to innovation, McAfee empowers home users, businesses, the public sector, and service providers with the ability to block attacks, prevent disruptions, and continuously track and improve their security. www.mcafee.com.</p>
<p>NOTE: McAfee, Entercept and Foundstone are registered trademarks or trademarks of McAfee, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. The colour red in connection with security is distinctive of McAfee brand products. All other registered and unregistered trademarks herein are the sole property of their respective owners.</p>
<p>For further media information, please contact:</p>
<p>Natalie Connor</p>
<p>Tel: +61 (0)2 9956 5733</p>
<p>Mobile: +61 (0)417 259 054</p>
<p>E-mail: natalie.connor@text100.com.au</p>

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