Comprehensive Server Security: The Star of VMworld 2014

Although VMworld wrapped a few weeks ago, we’re still spinning over the excitement and buzz that was generated around the event. VMworld 2014 was a special benchmark for both McAfee and Intel, as we presented the first Intel Security product (the Intel Security Controller), and also showcased Intel Security’s capabilities with a united booth presence on the show floor. It’s thrilling to see our company grow and efforts toward comprehensive security intensify.

For me, however, perhaps the biggest highlight was the announcement of our new capabilities for the Server Security Suites – a project that my team has been ingrained in for a while now, and we couldn’t be happier with the overall result and the timing of this announcement.

As the security landscape shifts and properties become dispersed between the data center, the cloud, and virtual networks, it is our job to continue to introduce new capabilities that will help users to protect their servers – whether they may be physical or virtual. The enterprise attack surface continues to grow and outdated solutions are no longer cutting it, resulting in leaked information and attacks to critical endpoints.

As a part of the buzz around VMworld and this new launch, we pulled together some education points and compiled an infographic to help users visualize the new dangers of uncoordinated protection. With more than 30 million malware samples discovered in Q1 2014 alone, and an estimated 61% of enterprises set to use a hybrid cloud solution by the end of the year, neglecting server security will result in a breach – and there is simply no excuse.

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To get the complete picture of why server security is so crucial, take a look at our infographic, here. A coordinated approach to server security is no longer a luxury, but rather, it is a necessity, and with our new capabilities for the Server Security Suites, we’re able to make that necessity available – even for the public cloud.

Each year after VMworld there is a bit of a ‘calm before the storm’ feeling, as we head into McAfee FOCUS season. This year at FOCUS14, we’ll be highlighting even more details about server security, along with exciting updates from McAfee and Intel Security. We’ll also have the pleasure of hearing from Condoleezza Rice, an event that is sure not to disappoint!

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