McAfee’s new Firewall Enterprise 8 appliance is designed for security administrators trying to protect networks from threats of malware and hackers. As reported in this CNET news story, by tapping into McAfee’s cloud-based services and networks, users of the new Firewall Enterprise hardware should be able to keep up with newly developed malware and other emerging threats.
“As part of its ‘next generation’ features, the new firewall appliance will use global reputation-based technology, which collects data from customers in an attempt to identify threats before they hit other companies. A new geolocation feature also can help businesses limit their network access to sources from locations known and trusted to be secure.
“McAfee’s new Firewall Profiler, meanwhile, can monitor how firewall rules and policy changes affect the availability and use of applications within an organization. Admins can use this information to adjust their policies to respond to the changing needs of the business, said the company. McAfee’s Firewall Enterprise Control Center can help admins manage multiple firewalls using a single interface.”