New software offers a combination of whitelisting, blacklisting and virtualisation technologies to protect servers and virtual desktops.
McAfee’s channel partners will be able to sell four new Data Centre Security Suites from today.
The four products offer a combination of whitelisting, blacklisting and virtualistion technologies to protect servers and virtual desktops.
A spokesman for the company said that partners have had too many products to sell data centre customers.
These new versions are unified sets which will make it much easier for customers to buy and deploy.
The products are targeted at virtual, physical, public cloud environments and contain McAfee’s traditional optimised virus scan.
McAfee is also favouring whitelisting because many customers now think it is the best form of defence against threats. This is because they can offer protection for physical, virtualised and cloud based data centres while having a minimal impact on server resources.
The first of the four products is called McAfee Data Centre Security Suite for Server which provides basic security on servers of all types.
The next one is the McAfee Data Centre Security Suite for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure which provides security for virtual desktop deployments that won’t suck up too much resources.
The third is the McAfee Data Centre Security Suite for Server–Hypervisor Edition which provides basic security on servers of all types and is licensed per Hypervisor.
Lastly there is the McAfee Database Server Protection offers data base activity monitoring and vulnerability assessment in a single suite, for all major database servers in the data centre.
The packages are a long way from McAfee’s traditional role on the desktop.
The company said that providing a service to servers was complicated because companies often didn’t know how many virtual servers they had compared to physical they, or how many were Linux and how many were Windows.
The process of changing licenses from physical to virtual servers was cumbersome.
With the new system customers who have a hundred physical and 50 virtual servers, just buy 150 licences.
The company believes that this, along with the right marketing tools should make the sales process easier for channel partners and customers.”
All-in-one licensing will provide a significant discount over buying the products separately. Prices start at $422 for Server Suite, and as low as $35 for each Virtual Desktop protected.