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McAfee Launches Agentless Protection for Virtual Environments

McAfee today launched a new agentless AntiVirus (AV) solution for its McAfee Management for Optimized Virtual Environments (MOVE) platform that provides protection against various physical and virtual attacks through a single console.

Designed to integrate with VMware vShield™ Endpoint, the solution offers customers standardized security across all major hypervisor vendors and addresses the challenges of protecting virtual environments in order to keep them malware-free.

McAfee today launched a new agentless AntiVirus (AV) solution for its McAfee Management for Optimized Virtual Environments (MOVE) platform that provides protection against various physical and virtual attacks through a single console.

Designed to integrate with VMware vShield™ Endpoint, the solution offers customers standardized security across all major hypervisor vendors and addresses the challenges of protecting virtual environments in order to keep them malware-free.

McAfee MOVE AVThe solution is managed and reported by McAfee’s ePolicy Orchestrator platform, and integration with VMware vShield Endpoint enables users to optimize performance in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and virtual server environments based on VMware technology.

With a focus on performance, McAfee MOVE AV provides adaptive, agentless security for virtual environments, allowing users to utilize the full benefits and power of virtualization without consuming significant resources.

Additionally, the MOVE platform delivers real-time visibility and predictive capability provided by McAfee Global Threat Intelligence.

“The combination of McAfee MOVE AV with VMware vShield Endpoint offers customers protection with top-rated security and high performance in their virtual desktop and server environments,” said Parag Patel, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware. “This enables users to further embrace virtualization and benefit from the cost savings it provides.”

As part of what McAfee calls its “security connected framework”, which includes Network IPS, SIEM and server security technologies, the company continues to launch new products optimized for virtual infrastructure on the MOVE platform.

“Business is a virtual entity — the IT landscape CIOs work in is rapidly changing,” said Candace Worley, senior vice president and general manager of endpoint security at McAfee. “Virtualization is providing the foundation for this agility. With our latest release of McAfee MOVE AV designed to integrate with VMware vShield Endpoint, security can be enabled without an agent making it easier to deploy and manage. Together, McAfee and VMware equip customers with the security and manageability they need.”

Available immediately, more information on the McAfee MOVE AV agentless deployment option is available here.

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