INTEL : McAfee Helps Build Secure Bridge to the Cloud
05/09/2011| 12:05am US/Eastern
today announced the McAfee Cloud Security Platform, an innovative new
approach to helping organizations safely and efficiently take advantage
of cloud computing. The new platform achieves this by securing all
content and data traffic - including email, web and identity traffic -
moving between an organization and the cloud.
"Once you move data or applications to the cloud, you essentially lose
most - if not all - of your security visibility, which most
organizations find unacceptable," said Marc Olesen, senior vice
president and general manager, Content and Cloud Security, McAfee. "By
securing the data and traffic before it travels to or through the cloud,
we help businesses extend their security practices and policies into the
One Platform, Multiple Security Modules
The McAfee Cloud Security Platform delivers security through highly
integrated, modular solutions that protect both inbound and outbound
traffic moving between the enterprise and the public cloud. Today, the
platform offers the following modules:
Security - McAfee Web Security provides bi-directional
protection for both incoming and outgoing web traffic through
proactive reputation- and intent-based protection.
Security - Web traffic generated by smart phones and
tablets can be directed through the McAfee Web Gateway using standard
device management. This ensures that mobile devices are secured with
advanced anti-malware protection and corporate web filtering policies.
Access Control - The Intel® Expressway Cloud Access 360
helps enable an enterprise or cloud provider to provide comprehensive
access control for cloud applications using enterprise identities.
Security - McAfee Email Security delivers total email
protection, integrating comprehensive inbound threat protection with
outbound data loss prevention.
Services Security - The Intel® Expressway Service
Gateway offloads application-level API security, data transformation,
REST to SOAP mediation, and identity token exchange to a high speed
gateway at the network edge or in the cloud.
Another key aspect of ensuring cloud security is making sure
organizations identify data that should or should not be moved to the
cloud. Using McAfee's Data Loss Prevention solution, organizations can
first understand where its data resides, classify that data in terms of
importance or sensitivity, build policies to protect that data, and then
enforce those policies while data travels within or outside the
organization to the cloud.
McAfee Data Loss Prevention discovers data no matter where it resides or
what format it is in on the network, giving the enterprise rich data
mining tools to deliver effective protection and the creation of more
effective policies that work quickly. Centralized management and
reporting is also provided through integration with the McAfee ePolicy
On-premises, SaaS or Hybrid
The security modules can be deployed as an on-premises appliance, a
Software-as-a-Service solution or a hybrid combination of both. This
provides organizations the flexibility and coverage to protect their
headquarters, regional offices and even remote workers using mobile
Regardless of the deployment form factor, the solutions can be centrally
managed through the ePolicy Orchestrator platform or the McAfee SaaS
Control Console. Additionally, the platform and modules are powered by
McAfee Global Threat Intelligence, which leverages the cloud with
millions of sensors and hundreds of threat researchers worldwide to
deliver real-time - and even predictive - threat intelligence against
all known and emerging threats.
Open API and Additional Security Modules
Using the platform's built-in Application Programming Interface (API),
McAfee aims to deploy additional security modules in the coming months
to provide even greater and deeper cloud protection. This may include a
variety of solutions, such as tools that can provide greater granular
control over popular social media sites.
For more detailed information on the McAfee Cloud Security Platform and
each of its individual security modules, visit www.mcafee.com/cloudsecurity.
McAfee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), is
the world's largest dedicated security technology company. McAfee
delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that help secure
systems, networks, and mobile devices around the world, allowing users
to safely connect to the Internet, browse and shop the Web more
securely. Backed by its unrivaled Global Threat Intelligence, McAfee
creates innovative products that empower home users, businesses, the
public sector and service providers by enabling them to prove compliance
with regulations, protect data, prevent disruptions, identify
vulnerabilities, and continuously monitor and improve their security.
McAfee is relentlessly focused on constantly finding new ways to keep
our customers safe. http://www.mcafee.com
NOTE: McAfee, ePolicy Orchestrator, and McAfee Global Threat
Intelligence are registered trademarks or trademarks of McAfee or its
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Sal Viveros, 408-346-3696
Heather Edell, 415-618-8814
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