SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- McAfee, the world's largest dedicated security technology company and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI), a FORTUNE 500® scientific, engineering and cybersecurity company, today announced that the sensor-based McAfee Network Threat Response (NTR) solution is available with the CloudShield CS-4000 platform, a combination that offers improved network protection against Advanced Persistent Threats for telecommunications, financial, healthcare, government and military organizations.
"McAfee Network Threat Response on the CloudShield CS-4000 gives users a unique advantage in defending against an ever-changing array of cyber threats including the rapidly evolving advanced persistent threats," said Charles Beard, SAIC Chief Information Officer (CIO) and General Manager of the company's Cybersecurity Business Unit. "Organizations need a trusted platform that can accommodate a suite of specialized software sensors that can be rapidly deployed and the CloudShield appliances provide that level of trust."
Sensor-based McAfee Network Threat Response can discover hidden fragments of malware that have infiltrated a network. It alerts security administrators when malware is present and jumpstarts recovery efforts, potentially reducing the scope and control of Advanced Persistent Threats from weeks, even months, to mere minutes. McAfee Network Threat Response sensors running on the CloudShield CS-4000 provides scalability to high speed networks, allowing deployments by large organizations or telecommunications providers. The CS-4000 can strengthen customer security postures by expanding sensor deployment to untrusted locations with physical tamper protection and military grade cryptography.
"Offering IT professionals advanced security at every level across the network, McAfee Network Threat Response technology running on the CloudShield CS-4000 meets key needs of today's CIOs and CISOs," said Joe Sexton executive vice president of global sales at McAfee. "Partnered with CloudShield, McAfee is excited to help bring a faster, more resilient security product, operating in real-time, at real network speeds to the market."The CloudShield CS-4000 Platform is the latest advancement in trusted cyber solutions for telecommunications, financial, healthcare, government and military organizations. Addressing the shortcomings of a security equipment market dominated by closed and fixed-function appliances, the CS-4000 offers an adaptable, active network device that combines patented deep packet processing capabilities with high-performance and general purpose computing for scalable, flexible performance. McAfee Network Threat Response combined with the CS-4000 gives organizations who are concerned about being the victim of advanced targeted attacks the ability to identify threats that have already infiltrated into the network, and helps security analysts in forensic discovery to isolate, reveal and mitigate these threats. "McAfee and SAIC/CloudShield have developed a strong, extensible solution for fighting Advanced Persistent Threats (APT)," said Christian Christiansen, VP Security Products & Services, with research firm IDC. "Because APT is a low and slow attack with many phases, detection and mitigation requires patient analysis of packets over a long period of time, McAfee's leading security products coupled with SAIC's CloudShield provides large enterprise and Telco customers with solutions to address these new attack processes." About McAfeeMcAfee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), is the world's largest dedicated security technology company. McAfee delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that help secure systems, networks, and mobile devices around the world, allowing users to safely connect to the Internet, browse and shop the Web more securely. Backed by its unrivaled Global Threat Intelligence, McAfee creates innovative products that empower home users, businesses, the public sector and service providers by enabling them to prove compliance with regulations, protect data, prevent disruptions, identify vulnerabilities, and continuously monitor and improve their security. McAfee is relentlessly focused on constantly finding new ways to keep our customers safe. http://www.mcafee.com About CloudShieldCloudShield Technologies Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). CloudShield provides security solutions to service providers and national governments worldwide. The company's deep packet processing technologies, secure platform, open architecture, and ability to host multiple applications enable customers to inspect, analyze and control all network traffic, lowering costs and securing infrastructure. http://www.cloudshield.com/. About SAICSAIC is a FORTUNE 500® scientific, engineering, and technology applications company that uses its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world, in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure, and health. The Company's approximately 41,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and selected commercial markets. Headquartered in McLean, Va., SAIC had annual revenues of approximately $10.6 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2012. For more information, visit http://www.saic.com/. SAIC: From Science to Solutions® Statements in this announcement, other than historical data and information, constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause our actual results, performance, achievements, or industry results to be very different from the results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Some of these factors include, but are not limited to, the risk factors set forth in SAIC's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended January 31, 2012, and other such filings that SAIC makes with the SEC from time to time. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Note: McAfee is a trademark or registered trademark of McAfee, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the US and other countries. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others. Contact: Melissa KoskovichSAIC/CloudShield(703) 676-6762 firstname.lastname@example.org Jonelle HesterMcAfee(408) 346-3855 Jonelle_hester@mcafee.com Heather EdellH3O Communications(415) 618-8814 email@example.com SOURCE SAIC