McAfee Virtual Network Security Platform is a complete network threat and intrusion prevention system (IPS) solution built for the unique demands of private and public clouds. It discovers and blocks sophisticated threats in cloud architectures with accuracy and simplicity, enabling organizations to restore compliance and embrace cloud infrastructure with confidence.
|Category||Data Center Infrastructure|
|Leading Verticals||Cloud Service Providers, Financial, Government & Education, Healthcare, Retail, Telecom|
McAfee Virtual Network Security Platform (vNSP) is based on a next-generation inspection architecture designed to deliver deep inspection of virtual network traffic. It uses full protocol analysis, threat reputation, behavior analysis, and advanced malware analysis to detect and prevent both known and zero-day attacks. McAfee vNSP is integrated with McAfee Advanced Threat Defense to provide robust advanced threat analysis alongside IPS and intrusion detection system (IDS) functionality.
|Types of Threat Protection||
|Pricing||McAfee simplifies licensing and reduces costs through cloud license sharing, a new concept that allows customers to share their McAfee vNSP throughput & license across any combination of public & private cloud platforms with unlimited VMs.|
McAfee vNSP offers integration with other McAfee components to share security-related information and build up the contextual understanding of an attack, providing more opportunity to separate out false positives and hone in on the most important events. McAfee vNSP leverages signature-less engines, behavioral heuristics, and related techniques to detect attacks. In addition, McAfee vNSP taps into McAfee Global Threat Intelligence to “crowdsource” the identification of potential attacks and malicious files across the McAfee network of customers. Finally, vNSP is managed alongside hardware-based McAfee Network Security Platform via a single console to maintain the necessary contextual continuity with a low total cost of ownership.
|Performance and Scalability||
For Sensor Type 2 (the largest virtual instance) the maximum throughput is up to 1 Gbs, 600,000 concurrent connections, 20,000 connections established per second, and 254,208 supported UDP flows.
McAfee Network Security Manager (NSM) provides an Application Programming Interface (API) framework for external applications to access core Virtual Network Security Platform (vNSP) functionalities through the REST protocol.