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McAfee Expands Cloud Security Footprint by 500 Percent

March 07
08:57 2011

Website Hosting NewsSANTA CLARA, CA – McAfee announced today the activation of its fifth cloud data center in the past 12 months. The newest data center, located in London, – expands the company’s global cloud security footprint, which includes data centers in Amsterdam, Sydney, Tokyo and several cities across North America. A new cloud data center in Hong Kong is expected to be online in the coming weeks.

The rapid deployment of the new cloud data centers demonstrates the commitment and ability of McAfee to meet the growing global demand for its industry-leading email and web Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) security solutions. This commitment is further emphasized by McAfee’s attainment of ISO27001 (information security management) certification for the operations of its email and web services.

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“McAfee has been leading the industry with SaaS security solutions for more than a decade now,” said Scott Chasin, chief technology officer, McAfee Cloud and Content. “The rapid expansion of cloud data centers over the past year underscores our commitment to our customers and partners to deliver the highest-grade, global cloud security footprint.”

Each of the data centers are designed to deliver peak performance and reliability with a minimum of two data centers in each region acting as backup to one another. The data centers operate on multiple power feeds and connect to independent Internet trunks. In addition, the data centers are “carrier neutral,” meaning they do not rely on any single Internet Service Provider for inbound or outbound traffic. McAfee also registers domain names with multiple vendors to help eliminate the risk of any provider-side issues.

Onsite physical features of McAfee cloud data centers include:
– High capacity HVAC systems (N+1 configuration)
– Redundant fiber entry points
– VESDA early warning fire detection systems
– Biometric scanners controlling physical access
– Continuous video surveillance through Closed Circuit TV (CCTV)
– Backup generators
– UPS power back-up with at least N+1 configuration

To deliver peak performance and efficiency of its SaaS security solutions, the McAfee cloud data centers utilize external routing tools such as UltraDNS Managed External DNS service along with Border Gateway Protocal (BGP) to ensure internet traffic is routed in the quickest and most efficient manner.

Each cloud data center is managed and monitored 24x7x365 by the McAfee SaaS Network Operations Center (NOC), which is backed by hundreds of McAfee security researchers and experts around the world.

McAfee Cloud Vision & Strategy

With millions of business users protected, McAfee is one of the world’s largest and most popular providers of cloud-based security solutions for businesses, governments and nonprofit organizations. The company offers one of the industry’s broadest portfolio’s of SaaS security solutions, including email and web security, endpoint security and vulnerability management.

McAfee SaaS security solutions are part of the company’s vision and strategy to leverage cloud-based technologies to deliver better and more affordable protection to businesses of all sizes. For more information about the McAfee Cloud Vision and Strategy, visit

About McAfee
McAfee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), is the world’s largest dedicated security technology company. McAfee delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that help secure systems, networks, and mobile devices around the world, allowing users to safely connect to the Internet, browse and shop the Web more securely. Backed by its unrivaled Global Threat Intelligence, McAfee creates innovative products that empower home users, businesses, the public sector and service providers by enabling them to prove compliance with regulations, protect data, prevent disruptions, identify vulnerabilities, and continuously monitor and improve their security. McAfee is relentlessly focused on constantly finding new ways to keep our customers safe.

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