NAI expands firewall defenses

Fisher, Dennis
June 2003
eWeek;6/30/2003, Vol. 20 Issue 26, p30
As part of its transformation from antivirus vendor to overall security provider, Network Associates Inc. in June 2003 introduced the latest version of its McAfee Desktop Firewall, which brings some intrusion prevention capabilities to the desktop. Key features in the new release are an application monitoring capability and a mode that enables administrators to prevent personal computers that have out-of-date security policies from connecting to the network. The application monitoring feature in McAfee Desktop Firewall 8.0 gives administrators the ability to enforce a common desktop operating environment across the enterprise by preventing users from installing and running rogue applications. The quarantine mode in McAfee Desktop Firewall 8.0 can use ePolicy Orchestrator to perform a brief audit of a PC before it connects to the network. INSET: Big Mc.


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