TrendMicro, Symantec, and McAfee announce enterprise security products

Security is one of the most critical issues that dog enterprises. Security software majors announced new products and technologies tailored to meet the enterprise security threat. The products are: TrendMicro's OfficeScan 8.0 client, Symantec's EndPoint protection (beta) 11.0, and McAfee's e-mail and Web security appliance.

Here's the breakdown on what exactly to expect from them:


OfficeScan 8.0 client security tool

  • Support for Windows Vista
  • Uses Web Reputation Technology: A technique in which it Web sites are graded continually for trustworthiness, and the tool leverages that rating to decide on making a connection to the site

Tool uses web reputation to stop malware (IT Week)


Endpoint Protection 11.0 (beta)

  • Replaces Symantec Antivirus for Enterprises
  • Bundles technologies from companies acquired by Symantec (Sygate, Whole Security, and Veritas)
  • Includes anti-virus, anti-spyware tool, a firewall, host- and network-based intrusion prevention technology, and application control, which is a feature that allows administrators to control what programs users can run on their machines

Symantec Network Access Control 11.0

  • A tool (optional in Endpoint Protection) to monitor connections from mobile devices

Storage United

"A comprehensive layer of data protection, storage management, and archiving software that supports every major server and storage system in the data center."

Symantec revamps Enterprise security (CIO-Today)

Symantec releases beta of new enterprise product (InfoWorld| IDG News Service)


  • E-mail and Web security appliances tailored for enterprise users

The new products will be available by year's end, according to McAfee Chief Technology Officer Christopher Bolin, who discussed them Tuesday at McAfee's analyst conference in New York. "We've recently just OKed a project to build a very high-end enterprise product, a blade server approach to this problem," he said, during a Web cast of the event.

McAfee plans enterprise e-mail, web appliances (PCWorld|IDG News Service)