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End-To-End Products Showcased At RSA Conference

End-to-end security will be a key theme this week at the RSA Conference in San Francisco as vendors fill out their product lines to offer soup-to-nuts network protection.

About 150 vendors are expected to use the annual security confab, produced by Bedford, Mass.-based RSA Security, as a springboard for new security-related hardware, software and service offerings, as well as to unveil partnerships with like-minded companies.

"People are tired of point solutions, so I think the biggest thing you're going to see at the show are products that are a combination of asset management, policy management, vulnerability management and so on," said Adam Lipson, CEO of Network & Security Technologies, Pearl River, N.Y. "Over this past year, a lot of point solution vendors failed because demand is evolving toward enterprise management platforms, encompassing many areas."

Network Associates, Santa Clara, Calif., plans to introduce additions to its McAfee and IntruShield product lines, including McAfee Active Threat Protection, an enterprise security solution designed to provide protection from the desktop to the server and to the gateway.

McAfee Active Threat Protection bundles the Virus Scan Enterprise, Desktop Firewall, GroupShield, SpamKiller, WebShield SMTP and PortalShield for Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server products, which are integrated and managed via McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator, said Ryan McGee, director of product marketing for McAfee system protection solutions at Network Associates.

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