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McAfee Weaves Cisco NAC Into Total Protection

McAfee Monday unveiled a revamped version of its Total Protection Enterprise offering that includes a range of security improvements and support for Cisco's network admission control (NAC) technology.

Total Protection Enterprise, which McAfee launched in April, bundles the Santa Clara, Calif.-based vendor's antivirus, antispyware, antispam and intrusion prevention products and makes them accessible through its ePolicy Orchestrator management console. Total Protection Enterprise Advanced edition adds McAfee's Policy Enforcer network access control (NAC) software.

In the spruced up Total Protection Enterprise release, McAfee has integrated Policy Enforcer with the Cisco NAC framework, the San Jose, Calif.-based networking giant's vision for developing a standardized way of deploying NAC with the cooperation of software industry partners, including Microsoft.

Integrating Cisco NAC with Total Protection makes it possible for administrators to define policies, assess compliance and perform remediation using McAfee software, while letting Cisco infrastructure handle the device detection and policy enforcement tasks of NAC, said Dave Dickison, senior vice president of North American channels at McAfee.

McAfee also has upgraded the malware detection features of Total Protection Enterprise, adding behavioral analysis -- which enables faster detection -- to more effectively protect PCs from unknown threats as well as rootkits, Dickison added.

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