McAfee touts integrated compliance suite

Total Protection for Compliance provides centralized reporting for audit and compliance purposes.

McAfee has taken steps to integrate its vulnerability assessment and policy management products in a single suite to make it easier for enterprises to stay on top of compliance initiatives.

Total Protection for Compliance provides centralized reporting for audit and compliance purposes via ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO), the primary management console for a wide array of McAfee security products. It lets security managers combine audit and scanning results to generate reports for compliance initiatives such as the Payment Card Industry (PCI) guidelines, federal requirements such as FISMA, and the Center for Internet Security's best practices, says Bob Tesh, McAfee's group marketing manager.

McAfee's Vulnerability Manager and Policy Auditor products are included in Total Protection for Compliance.

"We've changed Vulnerability Manager, which performs agent-less policy assessments, so it's now looking for both the known good as well as the vulnerabilities," Tesh says.

Vulnerability Manager 6.7 (formerly Foundstone Enterprise) is now integrated with ePO so it can populate ePO with information about IT assets in order to generate compliance-related reports, Tesh notes.

Policy Auditor 5.0.1, McAfee's agent-based software that runs on desktops and servers, is also now sharing information with ePO that can be used to centralize automated compliance reporting.

Another new element in the Total Protection for Compliance suite is what McAfee is calling its Counter-Measure Aware Risk-Management Application (CARMA), which takes threat information produced by McAfee Avert labs to co-relate with any discovered vulnerabilities in IT assets.

While not intended for real-time analysis, the CARMA-generated reports with ePO give security managers details about where their systems may be vulnerable to new types of threats, and can help justify investment in endpoint security protection, Tesh said.

Total Protection for Compliance is priced based on the number of monitored IP addresses, ranging from US$100 to as low as $10 with 75,000 monitored assets.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags mcafee

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Ellen Messmer

Network World
Show Comments

Essentials

Mobile

Exec

Budget

Back To Business Guide

Click for more ›

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Tom Pope

Dynabook Portégé X30L-G

Ultimately this laptop has achieved everything I would hope for in a laptop for work, while fitting that into a form factor and weight that is remarkable.

Tom Sellers

MSI P65

This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.

Lolita Wang

MSI GT76

It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.

Jack Jeffries

MSI GS75

As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr

MSI PS63

The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Featured Content

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?