Press Release

Iomega and McAfee Collaborate to Offer Enterprise Security on Iomega’s Top of the Line StorCenter PX Series Network Storage Products

McAfee VirusScan Enterprise Software Plus Iomega PX series Creates a Unique Combination of Leading Threat Protection and Leading Network Storage

Story Highlights

  • Industry-leading, enterprise-class endpoint protection enhances Iomega network storage products for SMBs and distributed enterprise
  • Iomega is the first SMB network storage vendor to run McAfee VirusScan Enterprise natively on network devices
  • Customers of the Iomega PX series network storage products do not require additional servers to gain enterprise class endpoint security from McAfee
SAN DIEGO, CA, May 17, 2012 - 

Iomega, an EMC® company (NYSE: EMC) and a global leader in data protection, today announced the addition of McAfee VirusScan Enterprise to all Iomega StorCenter PX series network storage products.

The combination of McAfee running natively on the Iomega PX series network storage products represents an industry first: an enterprise-class endpoint protection product running natively on desktop and rackmount network storage products designed specifically for small and medium businesses, remote office/branch office installations, and distributed enterprises.

McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux software empowers users of Iomega's PX series with comprehensive threat identification and remediation through McAfee's global network and reach, as well as consistent features (e.g., scanning options) and behavior (e.g. management and reporting) with the rest of McAfee's VirusScan family. Iomega is the only sub-$10K NAS vendor with an enterprise implementation of VSEL. McAfee's VSEL is expected to be included with Iomega StorCenter PX series products beginning in second half of 2012.

Executive quotes:

"The addition of McAfee VirusScan on Iomega PX series network storage products means SMBs and distributed enterprises have a valuable new protection layer against data corruption and virus attacks – a strong point of differentiation compared to other network storage solutions in the marketplace," said Mike Nikzad, Chief Operating Officer, Iomega Corporation. "Users of Iomega's PX series products will experience the seamless integration of McAfee VirusScan, giving them a greater comfort zone in their IT administration and data protection priorities. McAfee VirusScan is a premium feature for our customers as well as a technology innovation and collaboration of industry leading innovators."

"We are thrilled to combine McAfee's expertise in endpoint protection with Iomega's network storage products that already encompass EMC world class storage capabilities," said Candace Worley, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Endpoint Security, McAfee. "This unique product combination enables businesses to deploy network storage at the very edge of their networks, with the McAfee protection capabilities that they've come to trust and depend upon."

Highlights of VSEL running on Iomega StorCenter PX Series Network Storage Products:

  • Always-on, on-access scanning—McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux software provides continuous, on-access anti-malware protection against malware and other threats.
  • Heuristic scanning—McAfee scanning technology includes heuristic scanning, which uses behavior-based rules to identify and block new variants of malware without needing to download a signature.
  • Archive scanning—While other anti-malware products are fooled by viruses hidden within archived files, the McAfee archive scanning function detects and blocks such threats, providing more complete anti-malware protection.
  • Automatic updating—By automating the update process, McAfee ensures that the most current updates are always in place. Updates are done behind the scenes.
  • Cross-platform protection—McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux software is designed to meet real-world needs, including heterogeneous system environments. The superior anti-malware protection of McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux software is effective against various types of Windows malware that try to pass through network storage to attached Windows-based systems.
  • Remote administration –Using a browser-based secured interface for configuration management and a dashboard for monitoring and reporting. Does not require any additional server administration.

About Iomega StorCenter PX Series Network Storage Products

Designed with world class EMC® enterprise storage technology, Iomega's newest generation of StorCenter PX Server Class Series desktop and rackmount array products incorporates a new version of EMC® LifeLine™ software with advanced computing features as well as utilizing 1TB*, 2TB, 3TB and soon-to-be available 4TB server class SATA drives for higher reliability and continuous operation in critical business functions, such as "always on" video surveillance applications. Storage capacities in the StorCenter PX series range from diskless models up to 48TB.

Availability and Warranty

Iomega plans to provide McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux on all its new shipments of StorCenter PX series network storage products starting in the second half of 2012. The StorCenter PX series products will include a 3-year license for VSEL at no additional charge.

The Iomega® StorCenter™ PX Server Class Series of network storage devices are available worldwide, starting at $699.99. (Pricing is U.S. suggested retail.)

About EMC

EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset — information — in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at

About Iomega

Iomega Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of EMC Corporation headquartered in San Diego, is a worldwide leader in innovative storage solutions for small businesses, home offices, consumers and others. The Company has sold more than 425 million digital storage drives and disks since its inception in 1980. Today, Iomega's product portfolio includes industry leading desktop and rackmount network attached storage products ideal for content sharing and data protection at small and medium businesses and distributed enterprises, as well as vertical applications such as video surveillance installations; direct-attached portable and desktop external hard drives; and multimedia drives, making it easy to move video, pictures and other files from the computer room to the livingroom. To learn about all of Iomega's storage products and network storage solutions, please go to the Web at Resellers can visit Iomega at

About McAfee

McAfee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), is the world's largest dedicated security technology company. McAfee delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that help secure systems, networks, and mobile devices around the world, allowing users to safely connect to the Internet, browse and shop the Web more securely. Backed by its unrivaled Global Threat Intelligence, McAfee creates innovative products that empower home users, businesses, the public sector and service providers by enabling them to prove compliance with regulations, protect data, prevent disruptions, identify vulnerabilities, and continuously monitor and improve their security. McAfee is relentlessly focused on constantly finding new ways to keep our customers safe.

Press Contacts

Chris Romoser
Iomega Corporation
(858) 314-7148

Erica Coleman
(408) 346-5624

* 1 TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes

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