White Paper | August 10, 2010

White Paper: McAfee Tackles The Complexities Of Endpoint Security

Source: McAfee, Inc.

Twenty-five years ago, the very first computer virus emerged. Today, computer security has changed dramatically—more than we could have possibly imagined back then. It has become far more complex and time consuming by the day for enterprises to stay safe. Viruses have been joined by a constant stream of worms, Trojans, spyware bots, hackers, vulnerability exploits, identity thieves, and other attacks that threaten entire networks, not to mention endpoints, including desktops, laptops, and servers. And, as networks expand to embrace the growing population of remote and mobile users, the potential for gaps in enterprise security becomes even greater.

Fortunately, a wide array of technologies, from anti-spyware to host intrusion prevention, is available to combat these evolving threats, but these point products are complex and costly to manage. It is more critical than ever for organizations to have a simple, pragmatic way to manage all of the solutions needed to secure their corporate infrastructure. Companies are looking for ways to streamline their IT process to improve operational efficiencies while still maintaining control. With McAfee® Total Protection (ToPS) for Endpoint, both endpoint security and compliance are managed through a single, centralized console, McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator® (ePO™).

Protecting the corporate network and its users from security threats is only part of the overall risk management picture. To compound matters, companies are also under mounting pressure not only to meet the stringent compliance requirements of industry and government regulations, but also to prove that they are compliant at audit time. Regulations force companies to deploy stronger security, and auditors demand proof—tangible evidence that policies are consistent with regulations and rigorously implemented and enforced.

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