News Feed Item
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.
Mobile, social, Big Data, and cloud have fundamentally changed the way we live. “Anytime, anywhere” access to data and information is no longer a luxury; it’s a requirement, in both our personal and professional lives. For IT organizations, this means pressure has never been greater to deliver meaningful services to the business and customers.
Aug. 3, 2015 11:30 PM EDT Reads: 249
"We've just seen a huge influx of new partners coming into our ecosystem, and partners building unique offerings on top of our API set," explained Seth Bostock, Chief Executive Officer at IndependenceIT, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
Aug. 3, 2015 11:00 PM EDT Reads: 694
In a recent research, analyst firm IDC found that the average cost of a critical application failure is $500,000 to $1 million per hour and the average total cost of unplanned application downtime is $1.25 billion to $2.5 billion per year for Fortune 1000 companies. In addition to the findings on the cost of the downtime, the research also highlighted best practices for development, testing, application support, infrastructure, and operations teams.
Aug. 3, 2015 10:45 PM EDT Reads: 220
SYS-CON Events announced today that HPM Networks will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
For 20 years, HPM Networks has been integrating technology solutions that solve complex business challenges. HPM Networks has designed solutions for both SMB and enterprise customers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Aug. 3, 2015 06:45 PM EDT Reads: 536
Learn how you can use the CoSN SEND II Decision Tree for Education Technology to make sure that your K–12 technology initiatives create a more engaging learning experience that empowers students, teachers, and administrators alike.
Aug. 3, 2015 05:45 PM EDT
Container technology is sending shock waves through the world of cloud computing. Heralded as the 'next big thing,' containers provide software owners a consistent way to package their software and dependencies while infrastructure operators benefit from a standard way to deploy and run them. Containers present new challenges for tracking usage due to their dynamic nature. They can also be deployed to bare metal, virtual machines and various cloud platforms. How do software owners track the usag...
Aug. 3, 2015 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 277
As Marc Andreessen says software is eating the world. Everything is rapidly moving toward being software-defined – from our phones and cars through our washing machines to the datacenter. However, there are larger challenges when implementing software defined on a larger scale - when building software defined infrastructure.
In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Boyan Ivanov, CEO of StorPool, provided some practical insights on what, how and why when implementing "software-defined" in the datacent...
Aug. 3, 2015 03:45 PM EDT
As organizations shift towards IT-as-a-service models, the need for managing and protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and now cloud environments grows with it. CommVault can ensure protection and E-Discovery of your data – whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud, or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enterprise.
In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Randy De Meno, Chief Technologist - Windows Products and Microsoft Partnerships at Com...
Aug. 3, 2015 03:30 PM EDT
SYS-CON Events announced today that VividCortex, the monitoring solution for the modern data system, will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The database is the heart of most applications, but it’s also the part that’s hardest to scale, monitor, and optimize even as it’s growing 50% year over year. VividCortex is the first unified suite of database monitoring tools specifically desi...
Aug. 3, 2015 03:15 PM EDT
The Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), which enables organizations to seamlessly run in a hybrid cloud model (public + private cloud), is here to stay. IDC estimates that the software-defined networking market will be valued at $3.7 billion by 2016.
Security is a key component and benefit of the SDDC, and offers an opportunity to build security 'from the ground up' and weave it into the environment from day one.
In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Reuven Harrison, CTO and Co-Founder of Tufin,...
Aug. 3, 2015 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 560
In their session at 17th Cloud Expo, Hal Schwartz, CEO of Secure Infrastructure & Services (SIAS), and Chuck Paolillo, CTO of Secure Infrastructure & Services (SIAS), provide a study of cloud adoption trends and the power and flexibility of IBM Power and Pureflex cloud solutions.
In his role as CEO of Secure Infrastructure & Services (SIAS), Hal Schwartz provides leadership and direction for the company.
Aug. 3, 2015 12:30 PM EDT Reads: 209
SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev, a software development company, will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
MobiDev is a software development company with representative offices in Atlanta (US), Sheffield (UK) and Würzburg (Germany); and development centers in Ukraine. Since 2009 it has grown from a small group of passionate engineers and business managers to a full-scale mobi...
Aug. 3, 2015 09:45 AM EDT Reads: 369
There are many considerations when moving applications from on-premise to cloud. It is critical to understand the benefits and also challenges of this migration. A successful migration will result in lower Total Cost of Ownership, yet offer the same or higher level of robustness.
In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Michael Meiner, an Engineering Director at Oracle, Corporation, analyzed a range of cloud offerings (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) and discussed the benefits/challenges of migrating to each offe...
Aug. 3, 2015 07:30 AM EDT Reads: 194
Digital Transformation is the ultimate goal of cloud computing and related initiatives. The phrase is certainly not a precise one, and as subject to hand-waving and distortion as any high-falutin' terminology in the world of information technology.
Yet it is an excellent choice of words to describe what enterprise IT—and by extension, organizations in general—should be working to achieve.
Digital Transformation means:
handling all the data types being found and created in the organizat...
Aug. 2, 2015 06:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,140
Chuck Piluso presented a study of cloud adoption trends and the power and flexibility of IBM Power and Pureflex cloud solutions.
Prior to Secure Infrastructure and Services, Mr. Piluso founded North American Telecommunication Corporation, a facilities-based Competitive Local Exchange Carrier licensed by the Public Service Commission in 10 states, serving as the company's chairman and president from 1997 to 2000.
Between 1990 and 1997, Mr. Piluso served as chairman & founder of International Te...
Aug. 2, 2015 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 439