Thursday, 25th August 2011, 11:38:56
Businesses using hosted cloud services in a bid to handle a bigger workload through improved productivity could be interested in recent plans announced by McAfee.
The antivirus software company has announced its intentions to discuss the need for improved security in data centres and private cloud environments at the upcoming VMworld Conference 2011.
During the event, which will take place between August 29th and September 1st at The Venetian and The Wynn in Las Vegas, the organisation plans to allow attendees to view demonstrations of advanced threat detection from its Global Threat Intelligence software.
In addition, there will be an opportunity for guests to view demos of McAfee products for virtualisation, which highlight security, management and intelligence for virtualised environments, as well as a question and answer session by the firm's technical experts.
The conference will be held to highlight the increasing need for companies to be able to protect more than just items, due to the lack of physical boundaries brought about by the emergence of hosted cloud services.
According to McAfee, "data and information are connected everywhere", therefore the company has acknowledged the requirement for security to be able to contend with the increased demand for businesses to keep their files safe.
Kim Singletary, the company's director of virtualisation solutions, is set to participate on the Client to Cloud Security Panel: Enhancing Protection at All Layer discussion at the Las Vegas event, where speakers will discuss the new era of computing platforms where security is required for the IT industry to reach its full potential.
Earlier this month, McAfee reported that cyber crime targeted at Android devices increased by 76 per cent since the last quarter as part of its McAfee Threats Report: Second Quarter 2011.
Acknowledging the findings, Vincent Weafer, senior vice president of McAfee Labs, said: "Overall attacks are becoming more stealth and more sophisticated, suggesting that we could see attacks that remain unnoticed for longer periods of time.
"High-profile hacktivist groups have also changed the landscape by drawing a line between attacks for personal gain and attacks meant to send a message."
Posted by Kevin Jenson
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