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February 23, 2010

McAfee extends agent-less malware detection capability

Receives weekly updates of most detected malware content packages

By CBR Staff Writer

McAfee has extended its agent-less malware detection capabilities in Vulnerability Manager offering to include a weekly top 50 new malware and top 100 most detected malware content feed.

The company said that the agent-less malware detection enhances the traditional anti-virus technology by providing an additional layer of visibility into assets at risk within the network to detect assets already infected or those that may not have been fully remediated.

Powered by global threat intelligence from McAfee, the Vulnerability Manager offering receives weekly updates that contain the week’s top 50 new malware and top 100 most detected malware content packages.

McAfee said that the dynamic content capability assures that customers can scan for the most impactful malware within their network as part of their ongoing vulnerability assessment workflow.

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Stuart McClure, senior vice president and general manager of risk and compliance business unit at McAfee, said: “The agent-less malware detection in McAfee Vulnerability Manager solution provides the first line of defense against infected rogue or unknown assets that connect to the network. We’ve included hundreds of checks for some of the most prevalent and hard-hitting malware such as the recent Operation Aurora and last year’s Conficker worm.

“Extending upon this existing capability, our customers will benefit – at no additional cost – from the two new content streams. Combining the enterprise scale and agent-less speed of McAfee Vulnerability Manager solution with the robust and deep malware detection capabilities of the McAfee antivirus signature base we are delivering unprecedented agent-less malware detection to the enterprise.”

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