McAfee Endpoint Encryption Delivers True Common Management for Endpoint Security and Data Protection

McAfee, Inc. announced McAfee Endpoint Encryption for PC
v6.0, offering powerful full-disk encryption and strong access control to
prevent 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

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,” said Lisa M. 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

McAfee Endpoint Encryption 6.0 features:

  • Support for ePO 4.5 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 enables lower administrative
  • Support for mixed encryption environments –
    enabling organizations to maintain a single policy and management infrastructure
    for the entire environment, regardless of if it is software or hardware based
  • Single policy for multiple platforms – enabling
    organizations to reduce the complexity of managing multiple policies for the
    same task

“Encryption is an essential piece of any organizations’ data protection
arsenal,” said Gerhard Watzinger, general manager of McAfee’s data protection
business unit. “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.”

McAfee Endpoint Encryption products running on the Intel-based platform will
be demoed at McAfee’s annual security conference, FOCUS
09 taking place October 6-9 at the Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas.
Attendees will be able to learn more about McAfee and Intel’s joint efforts
during a keynote presentation and breakout sessions and exhibits on the expo


McAfee Endpoint Protection for PCs v6.0 will be available in Q4 2009.


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