McAfee security suite upgraded

New apps released

McAfee has announced the second version of its corporate client security software, Total Protection.

The product is a combination of antivirus, antispyware, host-based intrusion-prevention software and a network access-control policy-enforcement agent.

Total Protection 2.0 adds a feature called SiteAdvisor designed to warn web users that certain sites present dangers by forcing unwanted applications onto the desktop or other perceived risks.

Total Protection 2.0 also adds support for Cisco’s Network Admission Control (NAC) technology for restricting network access if virus or software patches aren’t up to date. The McAfee Total Protection agent can carry out remediation for NAC based on policies controlled via McAfee’s ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) management console.

The SiteAdvisor feature for web surfing rates sites in green, yellow and red, “for sites known to be dangerous”, says Kevin LeBlanc, McAfee group product marketing manager. The Windows Vista versions of the software do not include the NAC support at this time.

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