Tier-3 joins McAfee Security Innovation Alliance

Sydney - 9 October 2009

Australian security software developer Tier-3 has joined the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance™ (SIA). The alliance allows McAfee customers to enhance their investment in McAfee products by adding a range of interoperable and highly complementary capabilities offered by Tier-3’s HUNTSMAN.

‘We designed HUNTSMAN to provide higher security intelligence with improved threat visibility, greater context and superior protection for the entire IT environment,’ said Peter Woollacott, Tier-3’s CEO: ‘For McAfee to welcome us into SIA is gratifying for us and beneficial to our customers.’

As part of its participation in the SIA program, Tier-3 will integrate the HUNTSMAN suite with the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO™) platform to deliver data protection and integrated security management for environments not currently addressed by the ePO software. When this integration is completed, ePO software users will be able to extend monitoring and alerting capabilities to other proprietary environments, creating a true heterogeneous solution and eliminating the information silos which allow vulnerabilities to be exploited.

‘We are pleased to add Tier-3 to the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance,’ said Ed Barry, senior director of the Security Innovation Alliance, McAfee. ‘Our customers face growing challenges to secure their networks and maintain compliance, and the management of Tier-3’s HUNTSMAN using McAfee ePO will improve the visibility of threats, allowing network administrators to perform faster and more accurate incident response on endpoint assets .’

‘The array of complex security challenges facing organizations today,’ explains Woollacott, ‘demands closer co-operation between security vendors and companies like Tier-3 who’ve developed innovative solutions to address the constantly evolving threat landscape. McAfee’s Security Innovation Alliance is a big step in that direction, and we look forward to closer technical co-operation with McAfee.’

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