McAfee And Iomega Collaborate To Offer Enterprise Security On StorCenter PX Series Network Storage Products

McAfee VirusScan Enterprise will be partnering with Iomegato offer enterprise class endpoint protection along with Iomega’s newest PX series network products.

Iomega announced today it will be including a three year subscription to McAfee’s VirusScan Enterprise for Linux software with its new StorCenter PX series products beginning later this year.

According to PR Newswire the combination of the two represents an industry first: enterprise-class endpoint protection running natively on desktop and rackmount network storage products designed specifically for small and medium businesses, remote office and branch office installations, and distributed enterprises.

Mike Nikzad, Chief Operating Officer at Iomega Corporation stated his excitement for the team up:

“The addition of McAfee VirusScan on Iomega PX series network storage products means SMBs and distributed enterprises have a valuable new protection layer against data corruption and virus attacks – a strong point of differentiation compared to other network storage solutions in the marketplace…Users of Iomega’s PX series products will experience the seamless integration of McAfee VirusScan, giving them a greater comfort zone in their IT administration and data protection priorities. McAfee VirusScan is a premium feature for our customers as well as a technology innovation and collaboration of industry leading innovators.”

Jay Krone, senior director of network products at Iomega, tells Daily Channel News:

“There are characteristics of the Iomega space that are different than what EMC sees in higher level products.. In smaller business, the Iomega storage array is typically the biggest computer on the site, and that’s not true of an EMC storage array on enterprise sites. Since we are the biggest thing in the installations, customers hold us accountable and want us to do everything. That’s where the McAfee motivation comes from, because customers want us to do virus scanning, since we are the ‘king of the hill.’ So now we can provide virus scanning on the storage for people who can’t or won’t do it for themselves.”

McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux is expected on all new shipments of StorCenter PX series network storage products starting in the second half of 2012.