Security Leaders McAfee and CloudShield Deliver High-Assurance Firewall on Trusted Platform to Bolster Perimeter Defenses
McAfee Firewall Enterprise deployed on the CloudShield CS-4000 platform delivers trusted security for your mission critical networks
McLean, VA, – October 17, 2012 – Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI), a FORTUNE 500® scientific, engineering and cybersecurity company, today announced a leap in network firewall effectiveness by combining McAfee Firewall Enterprise, trusted by government and defense agencies worldwide, and the CloudShield CS-4000 trusted cyber platform proven in the most demanding locations.
”This joint solution extends network perimeter defense with security agility and secure application consolidation. It can also reduce acquisition and maintenance costs, enabling fast return on investment,” said Peder Jungck, SAIC senior vice president and chief technology officer. ”Putting the high-assurance McAfee Firewall Enterprise on the CloudShield CS-4000 trusted cyber platform brings next generation firewall features to more locations. Shipboard, remote government operations and energy infrastructure locations lacking trust but still requiring the utmost network security can now achieve it. McAfee Firewall Enterprise on CloudShield protects high-value data center assets and mission-critical communications infrastructure,” Jungck said.
“While we continue to drive innovation beyond next-generation capabilities, we haven’t lost sight of what our firewall was designed to be – the industry’s most secure firewall,” said Pat Calhoun, senior vice president and general manager, network security for McAfee. “Running McAfee Firewall Enterprise on a trusted platform like CloudShield enables IT to safely expand the perimeter without concern for unauthorized physical or network-based access.”
Unlike fixed-function security appliances, including those claiming next-generation capabilities, the CloudShield CS-4000 combines patented deep packet processing capabilities with high-performance general purpose computing for scalable, flexible performance, enabling security application consolidation and rapid-response countermeasures to zero-day threats to reside on the same platform. Its blade-based architecture readily allows customers to enjoy performance upgrades as advancement in both application and processing become available.
“Every CIO I know is looking to establish trust in the networks they operate on behalf of their organizations”, said Charles Beard, SAIC Chief Information Officer. “Having a platform of trust capable of operating concurrent solutions including McAfee Firewall Enterprise that can be deployed to Internet gateways globally begins to help us regain that trust.”
CloudShield 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/.
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