Allen Corporation has been a McAfee Solution Provider since 2004, with customers spanning the government, education, healthcare, commercial, communications, and financial industries. Allen’s WetStone Cyber Security Division sales, solution architecture, and professional services teams are experienced across the entire spectrum of McAfee solutions.
Ken McCray, McAfee's Head of Channel Sales and Operations, discusses the WetStone team and the high standards McAfee demands from its Service Delivery Providers.
MCAFEE SECURITY DELIVERY SPECIALIZATION PARTNER
Allen has the distinction of being certified by McAfee in all product specialization areas. As one of McAfee’s first Security Delivery Specialization Partners, Allen has achieved certification in:
- ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO)
- Endpoint Security (ENS)
- Host Intrusion Prevention (HIPS)
- Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
- Advanced Threat Defense (ATD)
- Network Security Platform (NSP), and
- Security Information and Event Management (SIEM).
Allen’s experienced professional services team of project managers, architects and security experts are McAfee certified and vetted by McAfee Professional Services Technical Practice Managers. As such, they are highly qualified to deliver shared best practices, expert insight, streamlined operations, and tools focused on comprehensive protection, while maximizing return on investment. With over 34 service delivery product specialization certifications, Allen is one of the largest McAfee certified professional services organizations in North America.
Allen is highly-regarded for its technical expertise in the McAfee portfolio, and, for over a decade, has provided architecture, design, deployment, and operations services in large, complex enterprise and critical infrastructure networks. Allen was one of the first partners certified by McAfee to deliver solution implementation services utilizing the McAfee professional services methodology (McAfee Express Services).
Allen and McAfee executed a Mutual Subcontractor Professional Services Agreement in 2006. McAfee has since utilized Allen on a large number of services engagements in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and India. Allen Corporation is proud to have achieved the highest evaluation of all of McAfee’s North American professional services partners for three consecutive years, and has the distinction of being the only partner rated Exceptional every quarter.
FULLY EQUIPPED MCAFEE LAB
All members of Allen’s McAfee team have 24x7 on-site and remote access to a comprehensive McAfee lab environment hosted in Allen’s South Carolina facility, and supported at the McAfee Gold level. This lab provides a platform for recreating customer scenarios in a safe, virtualized environment. It also enables our professional services team members to maintain and expand their product proficiencies as the cyber security solutions offered by Allen Corporation and McAfee expand and evolve.
MCAFEE ACCREDITED CHANNEL ENGINEER (ACE)
Allen was the first partner to achieve Accredited Channel Engineer (ACE) certification in North America. The McAfee Security Alliance ACE program offers deep-dive technical training that provides an advanced level of education for McAfee partners.
MCAFEE TECHNICAL PRODUCT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (TPAC)
Allen‘s senior leadership is also an active contributor to the McAfee Technical Product Advisory Committee (TPAC). TPAC members are hand-selected by McAfee leadership to represent the Americas’ partner community to the executives making technology and product decisions at McAfee.
MCAFEE SECURITY INNOVATION ALLIANCE (SIA) TECHNOLOGY PARTNER
In October 2010, as a member of the McAfee SIA program, Allen leveraged the expertise of WetStone in the area of malware detection to deliver its first McAfee Compatible solution in the Advanced Threat Identification™ product family, Preemptive Defense™ (ATI-PD). ATI-PD integrates with McAfee ePO and Host IPS (HIPS), to preemptively block the execution of programs and tools commonly used by malicious insiders.
MCAFEE MANAGED SERVICES
In 2016 Allen Corporation became a Managed Service Specialization Partner to support the fast-growing market of midsize and enterprise customers seeking to maximize security through managed services. This specialization, backed by McAfee, recognizes Allen as being a trusted security adviser able to remotely monitor and support customers throughout North America.
MCAFEE ENDPOINT SECURITY MIGRATIONS
In June 2017, Allen was one of a handful of partners selected by McAfee to deliver professional services on its behalf as part of the McAfee Supported ENS 10.5 Customer Migration/Upgrade Program. Allen was also recognized as the first partner to achieve McAfee Delivery Specialization Partner – ENS certification.
EMERGENCY INCIDENT RESPONSE SERVICE
Allen’s in-depth knowledge and expertise across the McAfee suite of products has also been leveraged by McAfee’s Foundstone professional services team. In this role Allen has supported emergency incident response service teams; responding quickly to help McAfee assist their customers address a security breach, minimizing damage and downtime due to an attack.