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McAfee Outlines Strategy for Connected Network Security
|By Business Wire
|April 17, 2014 08:04 AM EDT
part of Intel Security, today outlined its strategy for helping
businesses and government agencies strengthen their network protection
through a powerful combination of integrated technologies. As part of
its strategy, McAfee is strengthening its network portfolio with deeper
integration and expanded use of both global and local threat
Firewalls are the first line of defence for many organizations, 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, organizations are unable
to protect against many of today’s complex attacks. Recent high profile
data breaches have underscored this challenge, with many organizations
discovering breaches days or weeks after the initial compromise had
To address this challenge, McAfee is delivering a framework that brings
network and endpoint together through centralized management and that
integrates with both global and local threat intelligence to deliver
visibility across all threat vectors.
Network Security Must be Integrated
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. These solutions integrate with endpoint
security to share real-time information, threat intelligence and
workflows to strengthen an organization’s defenses.
“Gone are the days when you could deploy a new standalone security
appliance to protect your entire network,” said Pat Calhoun, general
manager of network security at McAfee, part of Intel Security. “The
advanced attacks that we’re seeing today happen far too quickly and can
easily overwhelm security products that are operating solo.”
McAfee offers a wide range of integrated network protection technologies
Threat Intelligence Exchange, McAfee
Advanced Threat Defense, McAfee
Network Intrusion Prevention, and McAfee
Next Generation Firewall. The McAfee network security framework
provides maximum availability, security, integrity, flexibility and
manageability with minimum overhead and risk. With a proven record in
network security protection, McAfee is the partner of choice for the
most security-conscious companies and governments worldwide.
A recent McAfee report outlined the role of advanced evasion techniques
Persistent Threats, and the high cost to organizations worldwide to
deal with the clean-up and impact of these techniques. McAfee Next
Generation Firewall is the most recent solution to be enhanced and added
to the growing list of Security Connected solutions. With the support of
McAfee Global Threat Intelligence, the McAfee Next Generation Firewall
has access to the latest network threats, cutting down threat
identification time and minimizing the impact to network performance.
“In our demanding environment, there are only a few systems on the
market that are capable of meeting our criteria,” said Andreas
Schreiber, Chief Business Development Officer at RWTH Aachen University.
“McAfee Next Generation Firewall guarantees both optimal protection and
high availability—and with a price performance ratio suitable for a
public institution. With McAfee Next Generation Firewall, RWTH is well
equipped for the future.”
Threat Intelligence is Critical
The ability to quickly spot and pre-empt advanced threats is now a
business differentiator as companies seek to protect their intellectual
property and assure customers that their data is safe and secure.
Building on McAfee’s leadership experience across network, endpoint and
data security, McAfee Threat Intelligence Exchange allows organizations
to orchestrate security controls to identify patterns, immunize assets
against newly-identified malware and prevent data exfiltration in
real-time – optimizing security for each organization.
Calhoun added, “Just as a team is more powerful than an individual, a
beneficial multiplier effect occurs when network security solutions are
connected to each other, to endpoints and other intelligence sources –
the collective security analysis from these solutions is greater than
that of a single solution.”
For more information about McAfee’s connected network security
portfolio, please visit www.mcafee.com/NetworkSecurity.
McAfee, part of Intel Security and 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
visionary 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 is a registered trademark 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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