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McAfee Next generation firewall empowers enterprises to more effectively fight cybercrime with expanded threat defense ecosystem

McAfee Next generation firewall empowers enterprises to more effectively fight cybercrime with expanded threat defense ecosystem

Intelligence-Aware Security Controls Leverage Information across Distributed Security Solutions to Accelerate Threat Discovery and Remediation

Dubai, United Arab Emirates--October 19, 2014: Today McAfee, part of Intel Security, announced the latest release of McAfee Next Generation Firewall, which now seamlessly integrates with several key McAfee solutions and technologies, offering businesses and government agencies an ever-expanding ecosystem of threat defenses. Important new integrations with the McAfee Security Connected framework provide McAfee Next Generation Firewall customers with layered protection against the latest threats and evasions, along with improved workflows and operational efficiencies.

Utilizing actionable endpoint information from McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator, McAfee Next Generation Firewall customers will now see operational efficiency benefits with valuable insights into endpoint security postures and simplified administrative workflows when investigating incidents.  Integration with McAfee Enterprise Security Manager improves security posture, reduces event response times, and enables continuous monitoring and alerting of compliance status.  McAfee Advanced Threat Defense integration provides real time protection against rapidly mutating malware and zero-day attacks.  And lastly, reputation intelligence from McAfee Global Threat Intelligence enables McAfee Next Generation Firewall to provide superior protection against globally active advanced threats and malware.

"In today's escalating cyber threat landscape, businesses and organizations worldwide and in the Middle East region demand fully resilient network security solutions. This release of McAfee's Next Generation Firewall offers the superior protection of the 'connected' or 'intelligence aware' firewall that easily adapts to security needs providing the best protection for businesses and their digital assets," said Hamed Diab, McAfee's regional director in the Middle East and North Africa.

McAfee Next Generation Firewall protects enterprise networks with high-performance "intelligence aware" security supported by real-time updates from McAfee's Security Connected ecosystem. This enables McAfee to deliver a leading-edge defense against advanced evasions, along with complete next generation firewall protections "when and where you need it" - remote sites, branch offices, data centers and the network edge.

McAfee Next Generation Firewall starts with a solid foundation of protections including granular application control, intrusion prevention system, built-in virtual private network and deep packet inspection - all in an efficient, extensible and highly scalable unified design. Then McAfee adds powerful anti-evasion technologies that decode and normalize network traffic - before inspection and across all protocol layers - in order to expose and block the most advanced attack methods.

For more information on McAfee Next Generation Firewall, visit: www.mcafee.com/us/products/next-generation-firewall.aspx

About McAfee
McAfee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), empowers businesses, the public sector, and home users to safely experience the benefits of the Internet. The company delivers proactive and proven security solutions and services for systems, networks, and mobile devices around the world. With its Security Connected strategy, innovative approach to hardware-enhanced security, and unique Global Threat Intelligence network, McAfee is relentlessly focused on keeping its customers safe. http://www.mcafee.com

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About Intel Security
McAfee is now part of Intel Security. With its Security Connected strategy, innovative approach to hardware-enhanced security, and unique Global Threat Intelligence, Intel Security is intensely focused on developing proactive, proven security solutions and services that protect systems, networks, and mobile devices for business and personal use around the world. Intel Security combines the experience and expertise of McAfee with the innovation and proven performance of Intel to make security an essential ingredient in every architecture and on every computing platform. Intel Security's mission is to give everyone the confidence to live and work safely and securely in the digital world. www.intelsecurity.com.

Media contact:
Kholoud Barakat,  
Marketing Manager- MENA Region of McAfee 
+971 (0) 43913638 
Kholoud_Barakat@mcafee.com

Mohammed Zain
Mubadra PR & Media Consultancy
+971 55 541 3553
m.zain@mubadra.com

© Press Release 2014

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