Zyxel and McAfee partner to deliver one-box security to SMEs

The partnership will see anti-malware capabilities leveraged by McAfee be integrated into Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) firewall technology offered by Zyxel.

SMEs will now receive the option of protecting their remotely operating workforces using malware detection, security performance monitoring and web filtering.

“Small businesses need cyber security support now more than ever,” said Javed Hasan, global head of enterprise product strategy and alliances at McAfee. “At McAfee, we’re keeping the world safe from cyber threats so that customers can focus on running their business.

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“We’re proud to partner with Zyxel to help better protect their customers’ confidential data.”

This collaboration between McAfee and Zyxel comes alongside the expansion of Zyxel’s ATP portfolio, which now includes the ZyWALL ATP100W and ATP700 products.

These firewall offerings run two modes, which can be combined as a hybrid:

  • Express, which uses an AI-driven cloud database;
  • Stream, which takes a granular approach using a signature-based database.

Nathan Yen, assistant vice-president of Zyxel’s Gateway Business Unit, said: “This is a challenging period for SMBs. In the past few months, many have moved to a working from home model to protect their staff.

“For most SMBs, having an up-to-date anti-malware solution is the most fundamental yet effective solution to protect their businesses from the latest cyber threats.

“Our new family of ATP products provide SMBs with comprehensive and flexible security protection. During this challenging time, they can focus on running their business, safe in the knowledge that their network is secure, efficient, and flexible.”

A recent study by Verizon found that over 40% of cyber attacks are aimed at small businesses.


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Aaron Hurst

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