|[February 27, 2013]
McAfee Leads in Protection Against Advanced Threats
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
RSA (News - Alert) CONFERENCE - McAfee
today announced that it has received high marks from NSS Labs in two
recently published corporate endpoint protection reports. McAfee's core
endpoint anti-malware products (McAfee VirusScan Enterprise, McAfee Host
Intrusion (News - Alert) Prevention and McAfee Site Advisor Enterprise) achieved the
highest block rate and an overall score of 97 percent of all threats
being blocked in the exploit protection test of the NSS
Labs Corporate End Point Security Detection report. Additionally, in
Labs Corporate End Point Security Evasion test, McAfee's (News - Alert) endpoint
suite blocked 100 percent of the five tested (and commonly used) evasion
"McAfee is committed to providing the highest quality products to help
keep our enterprise customers protected from emerging threats," said
Candace Worley, senior vice president and general manager of Endpoint
Security at McAfee. "The NSS Labs test results demonstrate the need for
multiple levels of protection on the endpoint and validate McAfee's
Security Connected approach. McAfee is uniquely positioned to deliver
comprehensive protection across the endpoint with industry leading
solutions which have been rigorously tested and proven best in class."
NSS Labs, a leader in independent security product testing and research,
is known to conduct some of the most comprehensive third-party testing
in the industry, providing real-world research and analysis to
enterprises, government agencies and organizations of all sizes. Most
third party tests measure straight detection of known files. The NSS
Exploits test is oneof the few that goes beyond this to judge a
product's day zero protection.
According the NSS Labs report, "The ability to block exploits is one of
the most significant tasks required of EPP products. When a new
vulnerability is exploited, not only can malware, known or unknown, be
silently installed, criminals can manually take over the exploited
computer thereby evading signatures and heuristics designed to detect
malicious code. If an EPP can block an exploit it has effectively
blocked any and all malware that the exploit may attempt to execute or
install. The ability to catch the payload an exploit delivers has value
but provides far less protection than blocking the exploit itself."
McAfee Endpoint Protection provides continuous, updated, and powerful
security against the entire spectrum of threats, from zero-day exploits
to hacker attacks. As a core component of the McAfee Security Connected
platform, it provides complete protection for all endpoints, including
the latest mobile devices and virtualized environments, ensuring secure,
seamless access to business applications and corporate data.
"One of the most critical evolutionary developments of endpoint
protection products involves taking the leap past signature and
heuristic malware detection," said Randy Abrams, Research Director at
NSS Labs. "The ability to detect and block exploits is paramount in
delivering protection from the onslaught of attacks against
vulnerabilities in operating systems, browsers, and applications such as
Java. Endpoint protection products that cannot fight exploits are
inadequately equipped for survival today."
To download a copy of the reports visit http://www.mcafee.com/us/resources/reports/rp-nss-labs-corporate-exploit-evasion-defenses.pdf
More information on McAfee Endpoint Security solutions can be found at http://www.mcafee.com/us/products/endpoint-protection/index.aspx.
About NSS Labs, Inc.
NSS Labs, Inc. is the world's leading information security research and
advisory company. We deliver a unique mix of test-based research and
expert analysis to provide our clients with the information they need to
make good security decisions. CIOs, CISOs, and information security
professionals from many of the largest and most demanding enterprises
rely on NSS Labs' insight, every day. Founded in 1991, the company is
located in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit www.nsslabs.com.
McAfee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel (News - Alert) 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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