McAfee wins Air Force task order

The Air Force has selected McAfee to install a global network intrusion prevention system. The Air Force Combat Information Transport System program office awarded the task order through prime contractor Booz Allen Hamilton under the Air Force NETCENTS contract. Financial terms were not released.

The Air Force will use McAfee's IntruShield network intrusion prevention system and McAfee IntruShield security manager appliances to safeguard the Air Force's worldwide non-classified and classified networks, according to a company statement.

Under the task order, Santa Clara, Calif.-based McAfee will install its IntruShield enterprise-class technology at Air Force intranet gateways worldwide. The installation will protect the service networks from encryption attacks, spyware, malware, VoIP vulnerabilities, phishing, worms and other threats.

The Air Force will also deploy the McAfee IntruShield Security Manager, a preconfigured, plug-and-play appliance that provides out-of-the-box default blocking of hundreds of network threats and attacks.

'As the Department of Defense exploits the capabilities of network centric operations, it becomes ever more critical to protect the integrity of the Global Information Grid network,' said Mike Carpenter, vice president of federal operations at McAfee.

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David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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