McAfee’s ‘Security Connected’ framework helps protect networks
McAfee, part of Intel Security, outlined on April 17 its strategy for helping government agencies and businesses 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 intelligence.
“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.”
Firewalls are the first line of defense 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, explains a McAfee press release. 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 occurred.
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, says the news release.
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. “The advanced attacks that we’re seeing today happen far too quickly and can easily overwhelm security products that are operating solo.”