McAfee has rolled its SaaS security offerings into one new business unit.

This will include all McAfee products delivered over the Internet, including security scanning, web and email security, and remote managed host-based software and hardware.

Early last month, Forrester Research published a report that found even during the recession, SaaS spending would continue to increase, with many vendors reporting double-digit growth. "I think SaaS has an element of being recession-proof," said Ray Wang, a Forrester analyst.

McAfee said that Marc Olesen, former vice president of SaaS at Hewlett-Packard, will head up McAfee's new SaaS Security Business Unit as senior vice president and general manager.