|[January 21, 2013]
McAfee Outlines Strategy for Future of Business Security
SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
today announced its strategy for building upon Security
Connected, the framework in which security products and services
work together to safeguard businesses with better protection from new
types of attacks. McAfee (News - Alert) will expand its current broad portfolio through
strategic acquisitions, development projects and key partnerships to
deliver more integrated solutions and comprehensive protection across
mobile devices, endpoints, servers, and network through an extensible
When organizations deploy many separate technologies, gaps are created
which lead to breaches and compliance violations and allows attacks to
happen. Last year, attacks such as Flame and Shamoon exposed
vulnerabilities in the point security product approach. Additionally,
the biggest day-to-day cost driver for organizations is operations
including managing multiple security consoles, numerous policies and
rules, and constant updates. To tackle these inefficient silos, Security
Connected delivers business efficiency, predictability and actionable
"Businesses are looking for integrated security solutions with built in
intelligence and policies," said Chris Christiansen, program vice
president, Security Products and Services group at IDC (News - Alert). "The changes in
business today will require the move from simply securing components, to
understanding and measuring the security of a business system as a
"Security is now a boardroom level discussion," said Michael Fey, chief
technology officer at McAfee. "The stakes are high, and businesses
require a new model that gives them a comprehensive picture of their
entire IT infrastructure. The industry has been built on a historical
thought process that will not support the demands of the future. We must
move to having a real-time understanding and response capability if we
are to meet the needs of the future."
McAfee Security Connected brings network and endpoint together through
an extensible framework, centralized management and integrated with
global threat intelligence delivers unprecedented visibility across all
threat vectors. At the core of McAfee Security Connected are the
principles of integrated solutions, built-in intelligence, and advanced
management offered with an extensible architecture for partners that no
other vendor can provide.
ePolicy Orchestrator platform -
with over a decade of development, it is widely acknowledged as the
most advanced and scalable security management software in the
industry. McAfee has innovated and changed the market with the first
enterprise management architecture, scaling to over 250,000 nodes from
a single server, and running on over 60 million endpoints worldwide.
Enterprise Security Manager - enables business with true,
real-time situational awareness and the speed and scale required to
identify critical threats, respond intelligently, and ensure
continuous compliance monitoring. McAfee Enterprise Security Manager
is built for big security data - featuring a specialized security
information management back-end that delivers unsurpassed speed,
intelligence and scalability.
There will be a major announcement in the coming weeks around McAfee
security management solutions.
McAfee has the broadest portfolio of security solutions from devices to
data to networks, supported by hardware-enhanced security and informed
by global threat intelligence.
Network Security will continue to be an important focus within
Security Connected. McAfee offers market leading IPS, next generation
firewall, DLP, Web and network email security with an optimized
management platform for the world's most comprehensive network defense.
Endpoint Security has redefined device security with
integrated system security that includes virtualization security,
mobile protection, endpoint email security, whitelisting technology
and web safety, and protection below the OS to allow businesses to
guard devices against the latest threats with fewer IT resources.
In Q1, McAfee will announce enhancements to build out its advanced
malware protection offerings.
Global Threat Intelligence (McAfee GTI) monitors the behavior
of millions of Web sites globally and associated domain assets (email
servers, file servers, etc.) to identify anomalous and potentially
dangerous behavior. By establishing and tracking a reputation score
for these millions of sites, McAfee GTI can identify new cyberthreats
as they occur and empower McAfee endpoint, network, and gateway
products to protect users from new and emerging threats. Only McAfee
Global Threat Intelligence is capable of identifying and blocking
threats emanating from file, web, email, and network sources.
Security protects businesses from emerging stealthy and
targeted attacks that take place below the operating system. Through
innovation with Intel (News - Alert), McAfee Deep Defender and McAfee ePO Deep
Command extend client security beyond the operating system.
McAfee is the only security vendor that has opened up its systems to
connect with other vendors and has created a network of more than 150
partners integrating with the McAfee Security Connected framework. The
McAfee Security Innovation Alliance is a program that allows
businesses to evolve their solutions to meet changing needs with minimal
cost and disruption. The partner ecosystem extends McAfee's security and
compliance infrastructure into the areas that businesses care about
most, from forensics to application security to power management. McAfee
and its partners are working with businesses to develop solutions for
the needs of today and the future.
McAfee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC),
empowers businesses, the public sector, and home users to safely
experience the benefits of the Internet. The company delivers proactive
and proven security solutions and services for systems, networks, and
mobile devices around the world. With its Security Connected strategy,
innovative approach to hardware-enhanced security, and unique Global
Threat Intelligence network, McAfee is relentlessly focused on keeping
its customers safe. http://www.mcafee.com
Note: McAfee and ePolicy Orchestrator are trademarks or registered
trademarks of McAfee, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.
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