Sunday, May 8, 2011

McAfee Builds its Cloud Security Platform

McAfee introduced its platform for securing content and data traffic between enterprise networks and public clouds.

The McAfee Cloud Security Platform aims to secure all email, web and identity traffic moving between an organization and the Cloud. The company will offer a series of security modules can be deployed as an on-premises appliance, Software-as-a-Service solution or a hybrid combination of both. The first modules for this offering include:

Web Security – McAfee Web Security provides bi-directional protection for both incoming and outgoing web traffic through proactive reputation- and intent-based protection.

Mobile 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.

Cloud Access Control – Intel Expressway Cloud Access 360, helps enable an Enterprise or Cloud Provider to provide comprehensive access control for cloud applications using Enterprise identities.

Email Security – McAfee Email Security delivers total email protection, integrating comprehensive inbound threat protection with outbound data loss prevention.

Web 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.

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.

"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 at 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 Cloud."

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