McAfee rolls out enterprise-wide anti-virus tool

By : |October 31, 2001 0



BANGALORE: McAfee has launched its latest version of anti-virus distribution
and management tool, ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) 2.5, which manages Symantec
desktop and server anti-virus. The product claims to be the only anti-virus
policy management tool scalable to 250,000 desktops from a single server,
including cross-vendor anti-virus management, detailed cross-vendor graphical
reporting and rapid software deployment.

The cross-vendor management technology of ePO 2.5 enables corporate IT
administrators to monitor and manage both McAfee anti-virus, and the Symantec
desktop and server anti-virus products. The ePO 2.5 solution improves
enforcement of an enterprise anti-virus policy with the ability to detect the
presence of Symantec anti-virus on the network while ensuring the Symantec
product is updated.

                                 

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While ePolicy Orchestrator benefits companies that allow their users to choose
whether they want to use McAfee or Symantec anti-virus at the desktop, ePO is
also ideal for two companies going through a merger where one company has
standardized on McAfee and the other on Symantec.

"In large enterprises that have not consolidated on a single AV
supplier, effective virus prevention policy has been a tough road to
hoe," said Eric Hemmendinger, research director for security and
privacy at Aberdeen Group. "With ePO’s support for Symantec desktop and
server solutions, McAfee enables IS administrators to seamlessly manage
policy for both McAfee and Symantec AV installations."

McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator is the only anti-virus solution designed to offer
easy and efficient software deployment scaleable to 250,000 users. With the
ability to enable system alerts on email, pagers, or other devices based upon
priority and severity, McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator enables an IT administrator
to distribute the latest virus definition updates to an entire 250,000 desktops
in virus outbreak situations. ePO allows companies to focus on higher-priority
issues and leave the anti-virus integration until later.

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