With an increasing demand for data by almost all businesses, comes the need for data protection. Cybersecurity company McAfee, announced new endpoint and cloud solutions that go beyond machine learning to take advantage of the speed and accuracy of advanced analytics, deep learning, and artificial intelligence, and increase the efficiency of security operations.
Cyber threats and the data needed to defend against them continue to increase, overwhelming security teams are driving the need for open, efficient security operations. McAfee’s new solutions make use of the automation, reasoning and data curation uniquely provided by advanced analytics technologies, allowing security teams to easily discover and assess data and root out threats. Through human-machine teaming and an open and interoperable cybersecurity platform, McAfee proves ‘Together is power,’ with collaborative security that defends against shared adversaries, the company said in a statement.
“Security teams are increasingly overwhelmed by the complexity they face in their environments which hinders their ability to defend against the growing number of threats,” said Chris Young, CEO of McAfee. “McAfee is acting on our ‘Together is power’ principle with collaborative security that combines the unique advantages of people, machines, and partners enabling teams to be situationally aware of security events and take swift action to thwart assaults, from the endpoint to the cloud.”
The company also announced the widescale adoption of the Data Exchange Layer (DXL), including interoperability with Cisco Systems, the provider of networking and enterprise security solutions, and new collaborations through the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance, the industry’s premier technology-partnering program, demonstrating the industry move to collaborative, open and integrated security.
“We must empower security teams to stop spending their time on tedious integrations and manual tasks and instead, focus on defending against adversaries,” said Raja Patel, general manager corporate products at McAfee. “Organizations should focus on maximizing the value of their environment with solutions that integrate, as opposed to layering new technologies that don’t speak to each other. Collaborations, like we are doing with Cisco, IBM Security and others throughout the security industry, is critical to closing information gaps, breaking silos and providing the visibility we need to protect our most important assets from cybercriminals.”
A recent McAfee survey discovered the most effective Security Operations Centers (SOCs) are analytics-driven, with proactive threat hunting and automated investigative workflows creating an ongoing progression towards increasingly advanced security management. Such effectiveness relies on the implementation of advanced analytics technologies, machine learning, deep learning and artificial intelligence, to curate and visualize threat data so security analysts can make sense of it in a short amount of time.