McAfee Connected Partner Program Increases Customers’ Solution Confidence
LAS VEGAS, October 11, 2010 - FOCUS 2010—McAfee, Inc. (NYSE:MFE) today announced McAfee Connected, a new technology partner program aimed at helping partners worldwide ensure product and service compatibility with McAfee-based solutions. The program’s testing process ensures that the third-party hardware, software and services that customers choose perform well, and are compatible with, McAfee technology. Customers can enjoy reduced testing costs, simplified purchase cycles, and increased solution confidence as a result of this new test process and program.
Today’s program announcement reinforces the McAfee Security Connected strategy, enabling partners, developers and customers to apply a more intelligent, effective and sustainable approach to securing digital information. Enterprise customers buy products that they know will interoperate with their existing IT infrastructures. McAfee Connected establishes an ecosystem of compatibility-tested partner products that extend the value of customers_old’ McAfee-based solutions. It allows independent software vendors and service providers to self-certify their products, solutions, and services as compatible with McAfee technology and provides assurance to customers that enterprise solutions have been tested for compatibility.
“Choosing hardware and software is a process fraught with difficult decisions that can have very expensive consequences,” said Gerhard Watzinger, executive vice president of corporate strategy for McAfee. “When customers and prospects see that solutions are part of McAfee Connected, they’re able to quickly and easily choose technology that is proven to enhance their McAfee-based deployments. This program, which reinforces McAfee’s connected security model, can save customers time and money, and allows for additional confidence as it relates to purchasing decisions.”While the program has been rolled out globally, the initial focus of McAfee Connected is security management in virtual environments. In the coming months McAfee will add other McAfee-based security solutions to the program. McAfee is inviting independent software vendors, developer organizations, and professional and managed services organizations to apply for partnership in McAfee Connected. This program is designed to support partners with a set of clearly defined processes, tools, and co-branding opportunities. For more information about McAfee Connected, please visit: www.mcafee.com/mcafeeconnected.
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“Comprehensive endpoint protection is a requirement for all enterprises. However, in a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployment, traditional anti-virus reduces the number of desktops per server, degrades performance and ultimately increases the network, storage and server infrastructure costs,” said Bernard Harguindeguy, CEO of Atlantis Computing. “Atlantis Computing is joining the McAfee Connected program to ensure compatibility with MOVE AV. To help customers deploy VDI at a lower cost per desktop, with greater density and without compromising performance, Atlantis ILIO has integrated with MOVE AV to optimize how VDI desktops running AV interact with storage.”
“AppSense user virtualization solutions provide a seamless user experience across multiple desktop and application delivery platforms,” said David Roussain, VP business development at AppSense. “AppSense is pleased to join the McAfee Connected program to provide pre-tested user-layer security for both physical and virtual desktops, ensuring users receive a secure, personal and seamless working experience across an increasingly mobile, multi-platform desktop user environment.”
“Virtualization is revolutionizing the data center, introducing significant changes to enterprise security and compliance,” said Tamar Newberger, vice president of marketing at Catbird. “As the only virtualization security tool certified on ePO today, we are pleased to build on our joint success with additional interoperability with McAfee. The McAfee Connected program allows us to validate performance and compatibility between Catbird and McAfee technology to extend customer protection so that we are better able to secure virtual environments.”
“Virtualization goes far beyond just consolidating servers. It’s also about powering the cloud, enabling online collaboration from anywhere, and taking desktop computing to an entirely new level. Our participation in the McAfee Connected Partner Program helps Citrix deliver increased value to our customers by ensuring McAfee MOVE AV 1.5 and Citrix virtualization solutions perform well together,” said Garry Olah, vice president of business development at Citrix. “Citrix virtualization, networking and cloud technologies radically simplify computing for millions of users, to deliver IT as an on-demand service that enables virtual work styles for users and increased business agility for IT.”
“Cloud.com’s CloudStack enables enterprises and service providers to quickly architect, configure and deploy highly-reliable, highly-scalable and cost-effective cloud environments that operate in a far more flexible and cost-efficient way than traditional datacenter computing,” said Peder Ulander, Chief Marketing Officer at Cloud.com. “Cloud security and data integrity are top of mind for CIOs, limiting the broad adoption of cloud computing in the enterprise. Through our engagement with the McAfee Connected program, CIOs will have increased confidence that their existing security programs and policies will be extended to the cloud by using our “McAfee Validated” cloud computing platform.”