McAfee has launched McAfee Endpoint Encryption for PC v6.0, offering powerful full-disk encryption and strong access control to prevent the loss of sensitive data, especially from lost or stolen devices. McAfee Endpoint Encryption delivers complete protection for all endpoints in one integrated solution, centrally managed by McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO).
McAfee ePO is the only enterprise-class open platform to centrally manage security for systems, networks, data and compliance solutions. With end-to-end visibility and powerful automations that slash incident response times, ePO dramatically strengthens protection and drives down the cost of managing security.
McAfee Endpoint Encryption will be the first encryption technology to support the upcoming Intel 32-nm Westmere microprocessors that adds AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard – New Instructions) technology. McAfee Endpoint Encryption will check for the presence of Intel AES-NI technology on the device and once identified, the combination is expected to lead to faster encryption performance and, in turn, better run times for the end user.
"Our upcoming 32 nm Westmere processors with Intel vPro technology support major advances in business client security," says Lisa Watts, director of business client ecosystem development at Intel. "We are pleased to have industry leaders like McAfee leveraging AES-NI to deliver impressive encryption performance."
McAfee Endpoint Encryption 6.0 features include:
* Support for ePO 4.5 that provides actionable reporting to take immediate action directly from a report to perform tasks on targeted systems or resolve issues;
* A common management agent and single console for data protection and endpoint security products to enable lower administrative overhead;
* Support for mixed encryption environments – enabling organisations to maintain a single policy and management infrastructure for the entire environment, regardless of whether it is software or hardware based
* Single policy for multiple platforms – enabling organisations to reduce the complexity of managing multiple policies for the same task.
"Encryption is an essential piece of any organisations' data protection arsenal," says Jayson O’Reilly, regional manager for Africa at McAfee. "With McAfee Endpoint Encryption, it is simple to protect data on lost or
stolen devices and manage the company's policies using a common agent. As companies embrace hardware-based encryption along with a software-based approach, McAfee enables them to continue to manage the entire IT environment through a single console thus eliminating the need for costly duplicate management infrastructure."