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McAfee.com and eEye Get Secure With Each Other
From: InfoSec News <isn () c4i org>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 02:13:46 -0500 (CDT)
By Michael Singer
October 23, 2001
Two network security firms announced a co-branding deal Monday that is
expected to boost each company's bottom line.
Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Anti-virus firm McAfee.com (NASDAQ:MCAF) and
Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based network security software maker eEye Digital
Security say they are working together to co-brand eEye's SecureIIS.
In turn, the application firewall designed by eEye to protect
Microsoft's IIS Web server application will be officially offered
through the McAfee.com Web site.
"This partner a comprehensive security offering that protects the
entry points as well as all the nodes on the network," says eEye COO
IIS is bundled with Microsoft's Windows NT, Windows 2000 and the new
Windows XP operating systems.
There are approximately eight million servers running IIS as the Web
server application, making it the second most commonly used
application for hosting Web sites on the Internet.
The application has gained notoriety in the last few months through
the discovery of security vulnerabilities that make Web servers using
IIS susceptible to attack and penetration by hackers.
Raouf says that was made evident with the emergence of the Code Red
Worm, which leveraged one of these vulnerabilities to propagate and
infect nearly one million making the product an essential utility for
ensuring the sanctity of Windows NT, 2000 and XP-based servers.
"McAfee.com allows us to further advance the state of proactive
security on a larger scale," says Raouf.
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- McAfee.com and eEye Get Secure With Each Other InfoSec News (Oct 24)