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McAfee extends VirusScan line

Three new products ensure improved protection for critical enterprise applications, including ones on a virtual environment

McAfee VirusScan enterprise product line has now been extended to include three new products that will serve to protect mission critical enterprise applications.

The three are McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Offline Virtual Images, McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for use with the SAP NetWeaver(R) platform, and McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Storage.

"McAfee is pioneering new technologies that help ensure customer's mission-critical enterprise applications sitting in virtual environments, SAP solution-based environments and storage systems are protected. We see growth in attacks targeting systems that contain valuable data, and we will strive to provide the strongest possible protection for these systems," Rees Johnson, vice president of product management at McAfee.

McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Offline Virtual Images is specifically designed to secure offline virtual images that could become unpatched and out-of-date while they are inactive. The new product automatically updates and patches the offline virtual images periodically so they no longer pose a security risk to the virtual environment when they are activated.

The SAP solutions tie-up is key to an enterprise's critical apps. Many mission-critical functions within an organisation, such as human resources, rely on SAP applications to gather and store external information. McAfee's VirusScan Enterprise for use with SAP NetWeaver can aid in ensuring business continuity by preventing malicious uploads to the SAP application.

The company's final offering, McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Storage, will provide proactive threat protection for viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware, botnets and rootkits. Infected files are scanned and cleaned before they ever reach the storage device. Beta versions of all three solutions will be available in July, with general availability scheduled for the second half of the year.

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