|[February 26, 2013]
McAfee Sets a New Standard for Comprehensive Malware Protection
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
RSA (News - Alert) CONFERENCE - McAfee
today announced that it has acquired from LynuxWorks (News - Alert), Incorporated, the
ValidEdge sandboxing technology that identifies sophisticated,
hard-to-detect malware, to broaden its anti-malware portfolio and
further strengthen the McAfee
Security Connected approach. McAfee (News - Alert) also announced more than 30
malware-focused product enhancements that will extend the company's lead
in comprehensive malware protection.
The acquired technology provides advanced threat detection by running
suspected malware in a "sandbox" and learning what impact a suspected
malware sample will have on an endpoint. This new technology further
strengthens McAfee's current anti-malware offerings that have been
proven as best in class at identifying day zero attacks.
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. It will
also provide signature information so that already infected endpoints
can be remediated automatically by McAfee
ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO). McAfee plans to deliver the first
product that integrates the new sandboxing technology in the second half
A single point product cannot deliver comprehensive malware protection.
The only way to effectively combat the onslaught of malware threats now
numbering close to 100,000 per day1 is through an integrated,
end-to-end, holistically-managed approach to security. To support that
comprehensive approach, McAfee has made over 30 significant anti malware
product enhancements including the following:
McAfee Network Security Platform - Adds new "signature-less"
threat detection and prevention technologies, strong botnet
prevention, deep file analysis, and a powerful anti-malware engine
capable of detecting advanced malware across a full range of rotocols
and file types. It also adds intelligent alert prioritization to
automatically prioritize network events and improve integration with
McAfee ePO and McAfee Enterprise Security Manager, making use of
real-time information so operators have the full context of an attack,
at the precise time of the attack.
McAfee Web Protection -- Now expands emulation capabilities to
identify advanced malware that dynamically changes in the browser in
an attempt to avoid detection. It also adds a new outbound detection
technique that reveals bot infections attempting to receive additional
malicious code. Expanded reporting capabilities include actionable
reporting to help reduce attack vulnerability by simplifying the
blacklisting process across McAfee ePO-connected products.
McAfee Email Protection - Can be deployed on-premise, in the
cloud, and now as an integrated combination of both with a single pane
of glass architecture, reducing cost and increasing efficiency while
blocking malware away from the network. Also adds graymail filtering
to improve employee productivity.
McAfee Enterprise Security Manager - Active integration with
ePolicy Orchestrator, Network Security Platform and McAfee
Vulnerability Manager automates quarantine, scan, and policy command
execution - turning actionable intelligence into intelligent action.
McAfee Real Time for ePO - Announced earlier this month, this
new product enables security decisions based on "what is"
versus "what was" by querying and identifying every compromised
endpoint in an organization in seconds in order to remediate those
endpoints. It dramatically increases situational awareness and reduces
exposure, risk, and cost of security.
McAfee Deep Defender - Provides protection against
master boot record (MBR) rootkits. Any driver attempting to write or
read a MBR is now monitored through Deep Defender, which operates
beyond the OS and is enabled by hardware-enhanced security with Intel (News - Alert).
It prevents MBR rootkits from modifying the MBR in real-time.
"According to our research, 59% of enterprise security professionals
believe that they have been targeted by an advanced persistent threat,"
said Tony Prigmore, senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group (News - Alert). "An
integrated approach that includes network, endpoint, threat
intelligence, and other security aspects is needed to help thwart
McAfee's comprehensive malware protection is based on the McAfee
Security Connected platform, which helps customers improve security
posture, optimize security for greater cost effectiveness, and align
security strategically with business initiatives. McAfee is taking an
orchestrated approach to protect against malware by intelligently
applying the best technologies at the right time and in the right place
to thoroughly analyze and respond to suspicious files, web sites, email
messages, and networks. Best-of-breed approaches and competitive
solutions either create security loopholes or cause unnecessary business
"McAfee has been investing in technology to help our customers protect
against malware for 20 years," said Pat Calhoun, senior vice president
and general manager of network security at McAfee. "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."
For more information visit www.mcafee.com/cmp.
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1 McAfee Labs, Q4 2012 Threat Report
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