McAfee Announces Mvision Enterprise Cyber-Security Technology

McAfee is launching a new cloud-based platform to help organizations control and protect both endpoints and mobile devices.

McAfee Mvision

McAfee is refreshing its enterprise cyber-security portfolio with both a new vision and a new lineup of products, which were announced on July 17.

The McAfee Mvision product portfolio includes ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO), as well as endpoint and mobile products. The goal is to help make it easy for organizations to include, orchestrate and control enterprise IT assets.

"Mvision is a new corporate product portfolio branding around new products focused on simplicity, inclusiveness and flexibility for customers," Nathan Jenniges, senior director of product management for Endpoint Security at McAfee, told eWEEK.

Mvision is part of McAfee's continued development as an independent security vendor. In April 2017, McAfee once again became an independent vendor, after spending six years as part of Intel.

The ePO product line predates the Intel acquisition, having been part of McAfee's portfolio for more than a decade, providing security orchestration capabilities. Mvision ePO is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering that expands on what McAfee provides with its on-premises ePO product. Jenniges said Mvision ePO includes a component for the ePO on-premises version to quickly and easily move endpoints to the SaaS service.  

As part of the Mvision rollout, both the SaaS and on-premises versions of ePO will benefit from a new task-oriented user interface. The new interface is designed to provide better visibility to threats and compliance, faster time to improving security postures, higher efficiency and fewer mistakes, Jenniges said.

The new Mvision Endpoint service includes an agent that can be deployed onto Microsoft Windows 10 systems to help extend and manage security policies and controls. According to McAfee, the Mvision Endpoint service augments the native security capabilities of Windows 10 with additional threat detection and protection, as well as providing a centralized management experience via ePO. 

The Mvision Mobile service provides visibility and on-device threat protection for both Android and iOS platforms. McAfee is also enabling Mvision Mobile to integrate with enterprise mobility management (EMM) technology from third-party vendors for device control.

Both the Endpoint and Mobile services are controlled via Mvision ePO, providing a unified approach to managing traditional and mobile endpoints. Jenniges said the new Mvision Endpoint and Mobile services will be available from the Mvision ePO SaaS but can also be deployed and managed alongside any other McAfee product in a customer's existing on-premises ePO deployment or in an ePO they deploy in AWS.  

Baked into the Mvision platform is McAfee's Global Threat Intelligences services, which provide threat event information via Mvision ePO. Jenniges added that Mvision Mobile includes threat intelligence on Android and iOS threats, while Mvision ePO includes McAfee's global threat research reports for easy access to intelligence on latest threats. 

McAfee plans on having the Mvision products generally available next month.

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at eWEEK and Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.

Sean Michael Kerner

Sean Michael Kerner

Sean Michael Kerner is an Internet consultant, strategist, and contributor to several leading IT business web sites.