More and more businesses are looking for a good way to protect themselves against the litany of harmful viruses, spyware, and other malware that comes from the web. In my article Web & Spyware Defense I cover some of the technologies that are effective at defending your business from web-based threats. Here, I’d like to focus on the one of the products we believe balances effectiveness with cost, the best.
McAfee SaaS Web Protection is a service provided by McAfee (formerly MX Logic) that effectively “scrubs” incoming and outgoing web traffic to ensure web threats don’t get in or out of your network. It also provides options for limiting access to certain sites and can generate some valuable reports on web activity (by user, device, site, etc.). Additionally, it includes a simple, straight forward user interface and has a price point under $3 per device per month.
How it works
The architecture of the solution is very simple: your company’s Internet/web traffic is routed through McAfee SaaS’ servers and scrubbed for harmful software. Basically, it is a standard, cloud-based solution.
We have deployed this solution for a number of our clients and it simply works. There is no substitution for seeing how a product or service works in an actual production environment and this is one that lives up to the hype.
Note: Cloud solutions are often incredibly valuable solutions, but like any technology, they aren’t for every business. At ITP we always recommend reviewing technology solutions within the context of your specific business goals, culture, processes and people. Of course, if you need some help with that we’ve got some great people here at ITP that can help.