McAfee executives told attendees at the 2013 SecurityAlliance Partner Summit that growth has been steady over the last year, but engagements with clients can be better. The daylong program highlighted McAfee's Security Connected strategy and outlined some hot security areas. An interest in security information event management could fuel sales of McAfee's NitroSecurity SIEM appliance and analytical capabilities. Meanwhile, McAfee's SaaS-based email security could see growth from customers moving off Google's Postini platform, which is no longer being supported. Finally, advanced malware detection, fueled by interest in sandboxing technology for suspicious file behavioral analysis could drive sales of McAfee's upcoming next-generation firewall product, which incorporates the company's acquisition of Helsinki, Finland-based appliance maker Stonesoft.