SAN DIEGO, CA - May 17, 2012 -
Iomega, an EMC® company (NYSE: EMC) and a global leader in data protection, today announced the addition of McAfee VirusScan Enterprise to all Iomega StorCenter PX series network storage products.
The combination of McAfee running natively on the Iomega PX series network storage products represents an industry first: an enterprise-class endpoint protection product running natively on desktop and rackmount network storage products designed specifically for small and medium businesses, remote office/branch office installations, and distributed enterprises.
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux software empowers users of Iomega's PX series with comprehensive threat identification and remediation through McAfee's global network and reach, as well as consistent features (e.g., scanning options) and behavior (e.g. management and reporting) with the rest of McAfee's VirusScan family. Iomega is the only sub-$10K NAS vendor with an enterprise implementation of VSEL. McAfee's VSEL is expected to be included with Iomega StorCenter PX series products beginning in second half of 2012.
"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," said Mike Nikzad, Chief Operating Officer, Iomega Corporation. "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."
"We are thrilled to combine McAfee's expertise in endpoint protection with Iomega's network storage products that already encompass EMC world class storage capabilities," said Candace Worley, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Endpoint Security, McAfee. "This unique product combination enables businesses to deploy network storage at the very edge of their networks, with the McAfee protection capabilities that they've come to trust and depend upon."
Designed with world class EMC® enterprise storage technology, Iomega's newest generation of StorCenter PX Server Class Series desktop and rackmount array products incorporates a new version of EMC® LifeLine™ software with advanced computing features as well as utilizing 1TB*, 2TB, 3TB and soon-to-be available 4TB server class SATA drives for higher reliability and continuous operation in critical business functions, such as "always on" video surveillance applications. Storage capacities in the StorCenter PX series range from diskless models up to 48TB.
Iomega plans to provide McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux on all its new shipments of StorCenter PX series network storage products starting in the second half of 2012. The StorCenter PX series products will include a 3-year license for VSEL at no additional charge.
The Iomega® StorCenter™ PX Server Class Series of network storage devices are available worldwide, starting at $699.99. (Pricing is U.S. suggested retail.)
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