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Pentagon expands exclusive deal with McAfee




Pentagon expands exclusive deal with McAfee
Pentagon expands exclusive deal with McAfee



http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/111809-pentagon-mcafee.html 

By Carolyn Duffy Marsan
Network World 
11/18/2009

The U.S. Defense Department is expanding its exclusive arrangement with 
McAfee, whose security software is at the heart of the military's 
cybersecurity efforts.

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 
McAfee's software.

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