McAfee expanding capabilities for Firewall Enterprise

McAfee will be expanding the existing application protection in its McAfee Firewall Enterprise appliance product line. With this expansion, the product will give security administrators visibility, recognition and policy enforcement of over thousands of applications that are invisible to conventional firewall technology.

Today’s Web 2.0 applications leave organizations exposed to a whole host of risks, as well as policy and compliance issues related to application detection and control. With the enhancements, Firewall Enterprise will be able to identify and control a broad range of Web applications.

Additionally, application intelligence from McAfee Labs will provide administrators with an understanding of the risk associated with those applications.

Combined with application identification and planned for Spring 2010 availability, the user awareness capabilities of the solution will provide network protection that can be mapped to corporate security policies.

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