McAfee Outlines Security Connected Platform
The company said it plans to expand its current broad portfolio through acquisitions, development projects and partnerships to deliver integrated security solutions.Security specialist McAfee, a subsidiary of chip maker Intel, outlined its plans to build out Security Connected, the company’s framework for how security products and services work together to prevent security breaches and cyber-attacks on businesses of all sizes. The company said it plans to expand its current broad portfolio through acquisitions, development projects and partnerships to deliver integrated solutions and protection across mobile devices, endpoints, servers, and networks. McAfee already offers network intrusion prevention systems (IPS), next generation firewall, data lost prevention (DLP), Web and network email security with an optimized management platform. In addition, McAfee Endpoint Security provides integrated system security that includes virtualization security, mobile protection, endpoint email security, whitelisting technology and Web safety, and protection below the operating system to help businesses to guard devices against a growing number of threats. “Businesses are looking for integrated security solutions with built-in intelligence and policies,” Chris Christiansen, program vice president of research firm IDC’s security products and services group, said in a statement. “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.”
McAfee Global Threat Intelligence (GTI) monitors the behavior of millions of Websites globally and associated domain assets such as email servers and file servers to identify anomalous and potentially dangerous behavior. By establishing and tracking a reputation score for these millions of sites, the GTI platform can identify new cyber-threats as they occur and allow McAfee endpoint, network, and gateway products to protect users from emerging threats.