Expands the categories of partners supported by the Security Innovation Alliance to now include systems integrators.
Thursday, April 23, 2009: McAfee, Inc. has announced the expansion of its Security Innovation Alliance (SIA). Since January 2009, McAfee has added 14 new 'McAfee Compatible' solutions from its current SIA partners, including ActivIdentity, AET Europe, Aladdin, Arxan, Catbird, Charismathics, Gemalto, HP, Kobil, Luxtrust, Oberthur Technologies, SCM Microsystems, Secerno and Vasco.
There are eight new members that have joined the programme as Associate Partners, including Authenex, Cryptotech, eIQnetworks, S21sec, Solidcore, Triumfant and Telos. Across North America and Europe, McAfee now has more than 55 SIA partners committed to helping customers drive operational savings with McAfee Compatible products.
McAfee is also expanding the categories of partners supported by SIA to now include systems integrators (SIs). Partners in this new category will help enterprise customers integrate 'homegrown' applications with the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator software solution, combine multiple vendor products to deliver end-to-end solutions, as well as accelerate McAfee Compatibility for SIA partners, reducing time-to-market for solutions requiring an integration. McAfee welcomes Ciphent as the charter member in this new category.
McAfee has also welcomed, Air Patrol and Arxan to its invitation-only Sales Teaming Program, which was launched earlier this year. Partners participating in the Sales Teaming Program complement the McAfee product portfolio and enable the McAfee sales force and channel to drive more complete security solution relationships with enterprise customers.
Joe Gottlieb, vice president, corporate strategy and technology alliances, McAfee, said, "While simultaneously growing partner participation in existing categories and unlocking new categories of partners, we continue to deliver on the 'Security Ecosystem' vision that we've had since the inception of SIA."