McAfee outlines strategy for connected network security
By Digital News Asia April 28, 2014
- Expands local threat intelligence and strengthens integration
- Offers network security as part of an integrated portfolio
INTEL Security subsidiary McAfee has outlined its strategy for helping businesses and government agencies strengthen their network protection through a combination of integrated technologies.
As part of this strategy, McAfee said it is strengthening its network portfolio with deeper integration and expanding the use of both global and local threat intelligence.
Firewalls are the first line of defence for many organisations, the company said in a statement. However, traditional firewalls do not integrate with endpoint security solutions and do not have access to either global threat intelligence or local threat intelligence.
Without this integration, organisations are unable to protect against many of today’s complex attacks.
Recent high profile data breaches have underscored this challenge, with many organisations discovering breaches days or weeks after the initial compromise had occurred, the company said.
To address this challenge, McAfee is delivering a framework that it said brings network and endpoint together through centralised management and that integrates with both global and local threat intelligence to deliver visibility across all threat vectors.
As part of its Security Connected framework, McAfee offers network security as part of an integrated portfolio in which security products and services work together to safeguard businesses from advanced attacks.
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, McAfee said.
These solutions integrate with endpoint security to share real-time information, threat intelligence, and workflows to strengthen an organisation’s defences, it claimed.
“Gone are the days when you could deploy a new standalone security appliance to protect your entire network,” said Pat Calhoun(pic), general manager of network security at McAfee.
“The advanced attacks that we’re seeing today happen far too quickly and can easily overwhelm security products that are operating solo,” he added.
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