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The process of introducing new softwares in the enterprise has always been a time-sensitive one. This is because an individual must install the software manually and this results in the loss of valuable time that would have otherwise been used to perform important business tasks. However, this situation has since changed.

The cloud has been diversified hence is no longer confined to only the realm of fast paced and startup companies. The result is that deployment speed of software has significantly increased and this is very positive.

The quick and seamless deployment of any endpoint related software might require the use of the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). If Windows Server Update Services is not available then a similar product would suffice.

There are softwares that need additional configuration i.e. a manual process that allows one to set up any extra dependencies or services that are required. Sometimes, the softwares are put in virtual machines (popularly referred to as VM) in an attempt to simplify the deployment process.

It should be noted that virtual machines might be very practical but they do have their fair share of challenges. Most times, the overhead that is experienced in the deployment of numerous virtual machines is significant. In addition, making a fresh set of virtual machines from existing templates is impractical and slow especially for those environments that need fast deployment as well as destroy cycles.

Cloud technology has successfully demonstrated the potential of rapid deployment and we should take note. It is characterized by the creation of new resources in a matter of minutes and this is executed with just few button clicks. This means that the following ca be easily rolled out and produced:

• Scalable application services.
• Virtual machines.
• Backend databases.

Containers

For several years now, we have seen the use of container deployments. However, what most people do not know is that their popularity has been on the rise, particularly in the cloud. This does not come as a surprise because they are associated with the following benefits:

• They are ultra-portable.
• They are ultra-lightweight.
• They are ultra-fast with regard to deployment.

The benefits of containers are much appreciated in environments whereby rapid deployment is a necessity. In fact, a good majority of cloud platform providers have put in place support systems for their container environments like McAfee support. There has been a rise in the use of simple and fast push button deployments for on premise and even in the cloud.

McAfee Database Security has taken full leveraged this to introduce its service in a version that is containerized. It has done this via the Microsoft Azure Marketplace and as a Docker image. This makes it the maiden security software on Azure’s Marketplace that is in form of a container.

The move also shows the futuristic direction that McAfee Database Security has taken. McAfee antivirus provides just a single set of controls regardless of the geographical location where the databases are being monitored from. It eliminates the need of performing a long installation process thus enabling easy and fast Database Security solution deployment.

Additional information concerning McAfee Database Security in the popular Azure Marketplace is available in the link below.

For more information you can visit www.mcafee.com/activate or call on +1 (855) 213-7368.