mcafee cloud workload security v5.1 includes open source container protection

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McAfee on Monday introduced its Cloud Workload Security v5.1, which represents the first solution for open source containers, at the RSA conference in San Francisco.

McAfee CWS v5.1 secures Docker workload and servers in public and private cloud environments by quarantining infected workloads and containers in a single click, the company said.

“McAfee Cloud Workload Security enables organizations to secure cloud workloads and containers across AWS, Azure, VMware, and their private cloud, addressing key security, compliance and governance requirements so that they can accelerate their business in the cloud,” said Rajiv Gupta, senior vice president of the cloud security business unit at McAfee.

CWS v5.1 will be available in the second quarter of 2018.

Expanded Capabilities

McAfee CWS is designed to help server security administrators on point for both private and public cloud data center environments, said Dave Bull, director of product marketing at McAfee. Infrastructure as a Service has grown rapidly, he noted, with 65 percent of organizations having a cloud-first initiative.

“McAfee has provided strong server protection technology for years, especially for virtual environments, but as organizations transform their environments to lean on cloud platforms like AWS and Azure, our customers desired solutions tailored for the unique needs of the public cloud,” Bull told LinuxInsider.

The idea was to manage both on-premises and cloud workload security solutions within the same management console, which is…