Curry pointed out this "container-like approach" is optimized for mobile applications so that the one-time password authentication entry is done automatically using RSA APIs with the RSA SecurID software token. He said SecurID support in Citrix Receiver is expected to be available next month.
McAfee on a cloud
McAfee also broadened its cloud horizons today with an updated version of its Cloud Security Platform. Out since May, it's a set of modular security services, including an email gateway and data-loss prevention, that can be used between an organization's network and a cloud service. It can be deployed by the enterprise for specific security services to the cloud, or by the cloud service provider.
New modules include McAfee Cloud identity Manager, originally developed by Intel, which acquired McAfee. The McAfee Cloud Identity Manager is compatible with SAML and allows companies to establish a single sign-on portal for centralized access to cloud services.
Marc Olesen, senior vice president and general manager of cloud and content at McAfee, also said the McAfee Data Loss prevention module in the cloud platform has been updated for improved classification in the discovery process. It can also be deployed as a virtual appliance in a VMware-based environment.
One module, called McAfee Services Gateway, which was also originally developed by Intel, now has support for IBM MQ and Splunk for reporting.
Olesen said AT&T and Verizon are among those using the McAfee Cloud Security Platform, which now has about 10,000 business customers in both the enterprise and service provider segments. The McAfee Cloud Platform is available in software or hardware or a mix of both.
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