McAfee Outlines Strategy for Future of Business Security

Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:00pm EST

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McAfee Security Connected Redefines Organizational Security through Integrated
Management, Intelligent Solutions, and Open Ecosystem
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
McAfee 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 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 framework. 

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 information. 

"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. "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 whole." 

"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. 

Integrated Management

* McAfee 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. 
* McAfee 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. 

Intelligent 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.

* McAfee 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. 
* McAfee 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. 

Innovative Technology

* McAfee 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. 
* Hardware-Enhanced Securityprotects businesses from emerging stealthy and
targeted attacks that take place below the operating system. Through innovation
with Intel, McAfee Deep Defender and McAfee ePO Deep Command extend client
security beyond the operating system.

Open Architecture

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. 

About McAfee

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.

McAfee
Erica Coleman, 408-346-5624
erica_coleman@mcafee.com
or
Zeno Group
Greg Wood, 650-801-7958
greg.wood@zenogroup.com

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