Cybersecurity vendor rolls outs new additions to Mvision lineup
Cybersecurity vendor McAfee is adding to its product portfolio to give enterprises the tools they need to manage the proliferation of connected devices and massive amounts of data they’re generating while dealing with limited resources.
The Lowdown: This week at its MPOWER 2019 Cybersecurity Summit, the company is announcing enhancements to its MVISION lineup and pulling together capabilities from a number of products to address the challenges of a decentralized IT environment.
The Details: McAfee is addressing the growing attack surface created by the cloud, the Internet of Things (IoT), and greater mobility in the enterprise. The new and enhanced offerings include:
> McAfee Unified Cloud Edge: The solution combines the capabilities of the vendor’s MVISION Cloud, Web Gateway, and Data Loss Prevention offerings to create a cloud-native architecture with a set single policy across multiple environments. It creates a borderless IT environment where enterprises can quickly investigate security events, use a single repository for reports, and enforce a consistent user experience. It’s available through the MVISION ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) platform.
> MVISION Insights: A data-driven offering that uses analytics to pinpoint threats, derive insights about the effectiveness of security defenses, and create the ability to quickly respond to and remediate threats. Security teams will be able to leverage the data collected by McAfee from more than 1 billion sensors worldwide and their own data to better protect against threats.
> Enhanced MVISION portfolio: The new features in MVISION Cloud, MVISION Endpoint, MVISION EDR, and MVISION ePO include the Gateway Antimalware Engine to detect zero-day attacks in milliseconds rather than minutes or hours, Cloud Value and Maturity Advisor to assess the maturity of an enterprise’s cloud security, and End User Remediation for including users in the incident remediation process.
The Buzz: “Data and applications have shifted to the cloud, but secure cloud adoption has proved to be elusive for organizations as they struggle with limited security resources along with environments and tools that require news skills for security professionals,” said Anand Ramanathan, vice president of product management and marketing at McAfee. “The volume of critical enterprise data will continue to grow alongside cloud adoption, which will require organizations to deploy the right data protection tools while also reducing the complexity of security to more easily help enable increased employee productivity.”
“Enterprises are seeking to reduce complex security infrastructure by replacing traditional, on-premises security appliances with cloud-delivered security solutions,” said Robyn Westervelt, research director at IDC Data Security Practice. “The convergence of security solutions that traditionally have functioned independently will improve an organization’s security posture by creating security defenses that work cohesively to defend against attacks. But even more importantly, this convergence will help ease the burden of managing security and compliance across hybrid and multi-cloud environments, which is one of the most significant challenges enterprises face today.”
“Organizations want more visibility into cyberrisks so they can tailor and prioritize their threat response and risk remediation actions in alignment with the threats that may hit them,” said Jon Oltsik, ESG Fellow, talking about MVISION Insights. “Many firms want to be more proactive but do not have the resources and talent to execute. McAfee can help bridge this gap by offering organizations a global outlook across the entire threat landscape with local context to respond appropriately. In this way, McAfee can support a CISO-level strategy that combines risk and threat operations.”
“We’re on a mission to deliver comprehensive data and threat defense across our customers’ ‘device to cloud’ expanse and to give them the capabilities they need to act in a decisive and timely manner to mitigate risk,” said Rajiv Gupta, senior vice president and general manager of cloud security at McAfee. “We see a future where enterprise security is simpler, smarter, and simultaneously broader than anything that’s ever come before, and with McAfee MVISION we’re delivering on that vision.”