The goal of the McAfee-Intel cloud computing security strategy is to "make sure, whether it's public or private cloud, that security can be as good, if not better than, traditional enterprise security," Jason Waxman, general manager of Intel's cloud infrastructure group, said at a media briefing.
A survey conducted by Intel of 800 IT pros in the U.S., UK, China and Germany recently showed security remains the top cloud computing concern for enterprises, he said.
Fifty-five percent said they're concerned about a lack of data protection in public clouds and 57% said they won't put regulated data into either public or private clouds.
Even though many large public cloud service providers do a good job with security, Waxman
said, "the reality is there's a perception" that cloud security is lacking.
"If we don't find a way to give them [cloud users] that visibility, they won't move to the cloud," he
said Friday's event was the first time Intel and McAfee
had publicly unveiled their joint work.
in 2010 for $7.7 billion.
The deal was completed last year.
The McAfee-Intel cloud security strategy encompasses data centers, the network connections and the devices that connect to cloud services.
At Friday's briefing, Waxman and Greg Brown, CTO of cloud and data center solutions at McAfee, showed how various Intel and McAfee products can help secure these three areas.
said McAfee Management for Optimized Virtual Environments (MOVE) AntiVirus, which provides threat protection for virtual servers and desktops, allows organizations to ensure they maintain a high level of virus scanning in the cloud data center.