McAfee and other leading security software vendors are facing increasing competition from heavyweights such as Cisco Systems and IBM as well as a flock of upstart specialists. eSecurity Planet details some new improvements to McAfee’s on-demand applications and just how much the company’s on-demand customer base has grown in the past year.
McAfee on Monday rolled out new integration and performance updates to its on-demand e-mail and Web protection applications and said that more than 575,000 customers are now using its suite of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) security offerings.
The updates include enforced Transport Layer Security (TLS) features for inbound and outbound e-mail deliver for specific domains.
Also, McAfee (NYSE: MFE) is now offering a new downloadable Outlook 2003/2007 integration add-on, enabling message archive administrators to search, view and save copies of archived messages directly through a Microsoft Outlook 2003 or 2007 e-mail client.
Finally, the enhancement versions now include additional language support for all services, including Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese and Turkish.
While McAfee has offered cloud-based security applications for more than a decade, its $140 million acquisition of MX Logic last year really catapulted it to the top of the on-demand security software sector.
At the time the purchase was completed, the MX Logic’s on-demand offering was used by more than 4 million end users at over 40,000 companies.