McAfee Rolls Out Security Appliance for Small Business

Thursday Nov 5th 2009 by Larry Barrett

The appliance taps top threat intelligence systems to provide e-mail and Web security while aiming to keep setup and administration simple.

According to recent studies, small- and medium-sized businesses are more prone to attacks by hackers and cyber criminals than big corporations. Internetnews.com reports on one of the latest small-business security tools available from McAfee.

McAfee on Wednesday debuted its latest security appliance for small and midsized businesses, a product that promises the highest level of e-mail and Web browsing security in the cloud with minimal system administration responsibilities.

McAfee Email and Web Security Appliance 5.5 is the security software firm's first appliance that links to global threat intelligence from Artemis and TrustedSource technologies, a pair of the industry's most accurate and detailed threat intelligence systems.

It also includes a URL-filtering feature that provides granular Web-usage monitoring and policy enforcement, a luxury more typically reserved for large enterprise clients conditioned to battling continuous network attacks from hackers, botnets and phishers.

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