Network Associates Works With IBM to Support Enterprise Threat Management Platform.
Santa Clara, California - 06 March, 2002 (PRN):Network Associates, Inc. (NYSE: NET) today announced it is working with IBM (NYSE: IBM) to provide anti-virus interoperability and support for Tivoli Risk Manager, IBM's threat management platform that helps enterprises proactively monitor, analyze and manage network security risks.
Tivoli Risk Manager delivers comprehensive security intelligence by providing centralized correlation and management of anti-virus products, firewalls, intrusion detection systems and other security products. Network Associates supports this extended enterprise management platform from IBM with the advanced anti-virus technology in the McAfee Security Active Virus Defense (AVD) product suite. The interoperability between the McAfee Security products and Tivoli Risk Manager enables administrators to easily manage virus definition updates, receive reports on virus detections and receive notifications of virus infection across the enterprise.
"Businesses today demand a holistic view of security combined with high-quality security technologies such as anti-virus defense products to protect them against threats, attacks and vulnerabilities," said Arvind Krishna, vice president of security products, Tivoli Software, IBM Software Group. "Interoperability among security products combined with a threat management platform helps enable customers to make more intelligent decisions about the state of their security and take immediate action."
"Interoperability between McAfee's advanced anti-virus technology and Tivoli Risk Manager software will help more enterprise customers proactively defend against the latest Internet virus and worm threats," said Arvind Narain, senior vice president of products and services for McAfee Security. "Customers will benefit from the ability to use Tivoli Risk Manager to manage McAfee's leading anti-virus protection in concert with other network security measures, such as firewalls and intrusion detection software, from a single console. This can result in maximized efficiency across the corporate IT security policy."
The McAfee Security AVD product suite delivers industry-leading virus protection and includes VirusScan software for desktops, GroupShield software for e-mail servers, WebShield software for Internet gateway protection and NetShield software for Web and file servers.
McAfee Security is a division of Network Associates, Inc. that protects e-businesses from security breaches and virus attacks. McAfee has aggressively focused on the burgeoning mobile and wireless marketplace, developing the VirusScan Wireless family of products. McAfee is also actively addressing the service provider market through McAfee ASaP, which offers Internet security and virus protection. All McAfee products are backed by the world's leading anti-virus research organization, McAfee AVERT (Anti-Virus Emergency Response Team), the team which first identified Melissa, Bubbleboy and Phage, the first wireless virus.
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