Citrix, McAfee Make Virtual Desktop Security Simpler

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Jun 2, 2010

At the Citrix Synergy conference , McAfee and Citrix announced a strategic partnership and collaboration with a goal of making virtual desktop security simpler and more scalable for large enterprise deployments. As reported on Info World, McAfee said it was developing a platform and API to provide a framework that would accelerate and address the specific needs of security for virtualized environments.

The companies have announced a partnership to make virtual desktop security simpler for large enterprise deployments.

"While the need for security in a virtual environment is no different than the need in a physical world, the challenge is much different. Trying to place security software on dozens of virtual machines, each of which sits on the same physical server, can lead to unacceptable application performance problems. Giving customers a way to unify security management across physical and virtual infrastructures has been a major driver in McAfee's ongoing strategy.

"'Candace Worely, GM and SVP of endpoint security at McAfee, said the feedback the company has received from customers primarily in the virtualized world is centered around performance, virtual machine density, and having a single console to manage policies between the physical world and the virtual. Also, performance needs to be achieved without sacrificing security."

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