At the RSA Conference in San Francisco yesterday, McAfee announced that it has acquired the ValidEdge sandboxing technology from LynuxWorks.

"Unlike other sandboxing solutions, this new technology, when integrated with McAfee’s other network and endpoint anti-malware products, will automatically block future attacks by convicted malware samples," McAfee said in a statement. "It will also provide signature information so that already infected endpoints can be remediated automatically by McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO)."

"The first integration of sandboxing into its product line is expected in the second half of this year," writes Network World's Ellen Messmer.

"McAfee has been investing in technology to help our customers protect against malware for 20 years," Pat Calhoun, McAfee's senior vice president and general manager of network security, said in a statement. "We are now extending our lead in malware protection by continuing to invest in new products and product enhancements. Point products can’t provide adequate protection against these advanced attacks, which is why McAfee is delivering an integrated, multi layered, managed solution that provides comprehensive malware protection across endpoints and networks."