McAfee IntruShield 3.1 and IntruShield Security Manager App Launched

mcafee logo McAfee Inc. unvieled array of new Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) features with the launch of McAfee IntruShield 3.1. McAfee says that its IntruShield 3.1 is its most comprehensive Intrusion Prevention solution. The company also launched the new IntruShield Security Manager Appliance, a pre-configured, plug-and-play appliance that manages IntruShield IPS deployments.

McAfee IntruShield 3.1 has various new features such as built-in Web-client protection, next generation DoS prevention and a Risk-Aware IPS solution that integrates with McAfee Foundstone to allow targeted, prioritized blocking of the most relevant alerts and attacks.

The McAfee IntruShield 3.1 technology extends IntruShield’s security capabilities to offer broad, next-generation prevention of zero-day, DoS/DDoS, encrypted and SYN Flood attacks, plus threats like spyware, malware, VoIP vulnerabilities, phishing, botnets, network worms, Trojans and peer-to-peer software’s.

The McAfee IntruShield Security Manager (ISM) Appliance is a fully hardened, easy-to-use Enterprise-class program that provides scalable and always-on policy-based management of IntruShield IPS sensor deployments. The ISM Appliance comes pre-configured with IntruShield 3.1 software, licenses and policy profiles, and provides out-of-the-box default IPS blocking of network threats and attacks.

McAfee said the introduction of McAfee IntruShield 3.1 underscores its promise to anticipating the needs of enterprises, service providers and small- and mid-size businesses by offering continuous next-generation security and feature enhancements that stay ahead of today’s dynamic threat environment, increase operational efficiencies and maximize security effectiveness, all while delivering unequaled investment protection.

New features in McAfee IntruShield 3.1 include:

– Risk-Aware Intrusion Prevention delivers operational efficiencies by intelligently identifying, highlighting and blocking the most accurate alerts and attacks targeting your network. This allows targeted, prioritized risk management by importing and correlating risk-assessment information from McAfee Foundstone, in addition to open-source vulnerability assessment systems such as Nessus.

– Built-in Web-Client Protection proactively protects un-patched internet Web browsers and desktops from cyber-attacks, phishing attacks, spyware, botnets and other forms of malware. The web client protection also prevents the download of unwanted programs, while protecting against unauthorized network access.

– Next-Generation DoS Prevention delivers real-time protection against sophisticated DoS attacks, cyber-attacks and cyber extortion. All-new cryptographic SYN-cookie technology in amalgamation with IntruShield’s multi-layered threshold, profile-based and virtual IPS capabilities deliver granular protection against DoS, DDoS and SYN flood attacks.

– Always-On Management with Automated Disaster Recovery delivers uninterrupted, highly available management capabilities with Active/Standby management-server technology for the IntruShield Security Management (ISM) system. Automated failover and fail-back technology allows disaster recovery of critical configuration data in the event of failure.

Vimal Solanki, senior director of product marketing at McAfee, Inc said “As the industry benchmark for network IPS technology, performance and features, McAfee is changing both the way people look at Intrusion Prevention and what they expect from it.”

“This is about continual innovation and evolution for existing and future customers, and has resulted in an IntruShield product that continues to proactively protect in entirely new ways, all the while saving time, reducing costs and preserving investments by never requiring appliance upgrades.”

McAfee IntruShield 3.1 and the IntruShield Security Manager Appliance are being offered through McAfee and its channel partners.