McAfee unveils solutions for endpoints, cloud protection

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McAfee unveils solutions for endpoints, cloud protectionAs the need to defend data against cyber threats increased the demand for open and efficient security operations, global cybersecurity firm McAfee on Thursday launched new endpoint and cloud solutions.

The solutions, unveiled at the MPOWER Cybersecurity Summit here, go beyond machine learning to take advantage of the speed and accuracy of advanced analytics, deep learning and artificial intelligence (AI) as well as increase efficiency of security operations.

McAfee’s new solutions make use of the automation, reasoning and data curation provided by advanced analytics technologies, allowing security teams to easily discover and assess data and root out threats.

“McAfee is acting on ‘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,” Chris Young, CEO of McAfee told reporters here.

During his keynote, Young said that there is no silver bullet to deal with any cyberthreat because the style of the attacks would keep on changing very quickly.

As the companies unveil new solutions to counter the new kinds of cyberattacks, Young said, that there is not one company that will solve this problem.

“We see the real power in togetherness. Through human-machine teaming, we can work together across organisations to attack the biggest vulnerability — which is cyberthreat — in this digital age,” he noted.

By opting new McAfee solutions, the customers can defend most prominent attack points on premises as well as in the cloud.

McAfee’s machine learning technology learns from 300 million sensors and the innovations feature ransomware decryption and steganography detection.

The “McAfee Investigator” solution applies advanced analytics to increase Security Operations Centre (SOC) productivity by utilising both machine learning and AI to increase accuracy of investigations by automating data collection.

The technology within “McAfee Investigator” learns evolving tactics, techniques and procedures to help analysts determine the right questions and explorations to yield efficient and accurate case closure.

The “McAfee Endpoint Security” has multi-layer endpoint protection with even more complex analytics that arms security teams with the data needed to thwart an attack.

It uses many layers of mathematical neurons to assist with decision making and ascertain potential threats. The solution reviews files both before and after they execute, gaining knowledge with new data and increasing protection against never-before-seen threats.

The “McAfee Cloud Workload Security” solution facilitates enterprises’ safe cloud use by discovering and defending elastic workloads within minutes.

It also allows organisations to eliminate blind spots with automation, secure critical workloads without slowing performance and simplify management.

Meanwhile, Raja Patel, Vice President and General Manager Corporate Products at McAfee, said as firms look towards transition from on-premise to the cloud, one key requirement to both ease and enable this transition is support for hybrid architectures with consistent security across the different deployment models.

“Hybrid Cloud is here to stay and the transition since last two years is increasing,” Patel said.

To help support customers as they shift, McAfee has expanded its portfolio of technology built to run in the public cloud.

McAfee Web Gateway will now be available to run on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and McAfee’s Advanced Threat Defense (ATD) sandboxing technology will run on Microsoft Azure, he announced.