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Cloud computing security specialist McAfee announced the latest enhancements to the company’s Cloud Security Platform. The platform, which can be deployed as an on-premise appliance, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) or a hybrid combination, includes Cloud Identity Manager, also available from Intel as Expressway Cloud Access 360, which expands integration with SAML aware and traditional log-in cloud applications.

Highlights in version 9.2 of the company’s Data Loss Prevention (DLP) platform include virtual machine support that helps enable businesses to leverage their on-premise or cloud infrastructures and data classification capabilities for inventory, categorization and remediation of data across hundreds of servers and thousands of file shares.

Email Gateway version 7.0, which completes consolidation of the Secure Computing Email Gateway (IronMail) platform with the McAfee Email and Web Security appliance platform, offers updated encryption features, including push and pull, and the ability to view encrypted messages from mobile devices. In addition, McAfee SaaS Email Protection has enhanced DLP capabilities through the addition of file fingerprinting.

Web Gateway version 7.1.6 offers enhanced features to limit corporate liability and exposure, and enforce corporate Web usage policies for increased security. The Web Gateway application control now leverages the McAfee AppPrism database for granular control of over 1,000 Web applications. The Services Gateway, also available from Intel as Intel Expressway Service Gateway, now has support for IBM MQ and Splunk for reporting and high-assurance security certifications. Services Gateway expands security for REST Web services with new policy controls, support for APIs and SAML for identity processing.

"Organizations want to take advantage of the time- and money-saving benefits of the Cloud, but they have concerns around data security," said Marc Olesen, senior vice president and general manager of content and cloud security at McAfee. "Offering comprehensive security capabilities from both Intel and McAfee, we are developing and investing in technology that makes it possible for businesses to more confidently use and trust the Cloud, and subsequently benefit from the savings it can offer. "

The plaform enhancements also provide improved integration into McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator platform. Integration into ePolicy Orchestrator platform is now available for Services Gateway, providing monitoring and security event visibility for Web services. Expanded integration is available with Email Gateway 7.0 to provide configurability from within ePolicy Orchestrator software, as well as the ability to administer data loss prevention dictionaries.