By Carolyn Duffy Marsan
The U.S. Defense Department is expanding its exclusive arrangement with
McAfee, whose security software is at the heart of the military's
McAfee was selected three years ago for the Department of Defense's Host
Based Security System (HBSS), which provides standard intrusion
prevention and firewall capabilities for all military services.
Through the HBSS program, the Department of Defense is deploying
McAfee's Host Intrusion Prevention and ePolicy Orchestrator software
packages to centrally manage the security of more than 5 million
servers, desktops and laptops.
"From a credibility perspective, this is a great deal for McAfee," says
Usman Sindhu, a security and risk management analyst with Forrester
Research. "For non-government entities, this brings out some of the
capabilities of their solutions and shows that their products have been
put to a rigorous test."
Indeed, the U.S. military is now the world's largest customer of
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