Companies integrate McAfee’s Network Security Platform and VMware’s NSX.
Intel Security and VMware designed an integrated solution to provide Intelligent IPS to protect east-west traffic within the data centre.
The product includes Intel Security’s McAfee NSP IPS-VM100-VSS, McAfee Network Security Manager, Intel Security Controller and VMware NSX network virtualisation platform.
The partners said enterprise and service provider customers will see the same data centre outcomes that Intel Security provides for north-south traffic at the perimeter of the data centre.
The Intel Security Controller transparently runs as a broker between the VMware NSX infrastructure and the Intel Security’s McAfee NSP.
Working in conjunction with the VMware NSX Manager, it enables network IPS protection to be dynamically and automatically provisioned.
Tom Corn, SVP for Security Products, VMware, said: "This collaboration between VMware and Intel Security enables customers to have consistently high levels of threat protection for traffic both inside the data centre and at the data centre perimeter.
"The tight integration between VMware NSX and Intel Security’s McAfee NSP means security controls follow application workloads, allowing customers to dynamically scale security services."
Raja Patel, GM for the Network Security Business Unit, Intel Security said: "With the Intel Security and VMware integration, McAfee NSP provides integration within VMware NSX to allow customers to apply advanced security capabilities for the protection of east-west traffic in the data centre, which makes up the majority of traffic in these environments.
"The McAfee NSP takes advantage of the VMware NSX platform’s distributed micro-segmentation enforcement and simplified automated provisioning, creating a zero-trust environment to automatically help protect organizations’ assets against advanced threats."