|[February 18, 2014]
McAfee Stops Advanced Threats Within Milliseconds
SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
today announced, McAfee
Threat Intelligence Exchange, the first in the industry to
orchestrate local and global threat intelligence information and
enterprise-wide security products into one cohesive integrated security
system. McAfee (News - Alert) Threat Intelligence Exchange brings a unique approach and
capability in the elimination of the gap between encounter to
containment of advanced targeted attacks.
By sharing threat information across controls and directing preventative
actions in real-time, McAfee is able to provide immediate protection
against the threats posed by advanced targeted attacks across both
network and endpoint controls. What has traditionally taken days, weeks
or months now only takes milliseconds. McAfee Threat Intelligence is a
significant evolution of the industry-first Security Connected Platform
that was delivered by McAfee in 2011.
Recent high profile data breaches highlight the challenge that
organizations face in understanding and combating advanced targeted
attacks. In many cases, the breach is not discovered for days or weeks
after the initial compromise has occurred, and often far after
proprietary and personally identifiable information has been extracted.
The ability to quickly spot and pre-empt advanced threats is now a
business differentiator as companies seek to protect their intellectual
property and assure customers that their data is safe and secure.
Building on McAfee's leadership experience across network, endpoint and
data security, McAfee Threat Intelligence Exchange allows organizations
to orchestrate security controls to identify patterns, immunize assets
against newly-identified malware, and prevent data exfiltration in
real-time - optimizing security for each organization. McAfee Threat
Intelligence Exchange leverages a unique capability called SmartListing
that allows broad security controls to extract and exchange contextual
information from such examples as certificate information, reputation
data, file characteristics and application bhaviors within the
environment. The resulting actionable intelligence allows the
organization to accurately and instantly contain or allow any payload
across the organization's security controls. Thus for the first time, as
threats appear, defenses instantly shield assets much more intelligently
and without the limitations of signatures or cloud lookups.
McAfee Threat Intelligence Exchange combines local threat data with
global intelligence data sources such as McAfee Global Threat
Intelligence and other third party and partner fees, to offer truly
comprehensive threat intelligence for businesses. The collective package
provides unprecedented identification of targeted attacks and enables
customized controls that protect automatically based on each
organization's unique risks and priorities. This degree of precision
offers the most complete and immediate protection against determined
criminals and actors behind the most damaging attacks.
Delivering on the Security Connected Vision:
With this announcement, the McAfee Security Connected platform now
includes a real-time data exchange messaging framework. The McAfee data
exchange layer provides real-time context sharing and orchestration, as
well as the collective threat intelligence and adaptive threat
prevention in McAfee Threat Intelligence Exchange. These
industry-leading breakthroughs boost the protective performance of
existing McAfee solutions from endpoint, network and analytics
environments, and also deliver a standardized data framework by which
partners, competitors, and other third party products will be able to
orchestrate together in halting advanced threats.
"With complex threats attacking businesses every day, our customers need
this adaptive threat prevention now," said Mike Fey, worldwide chief
technology officer for McAfee. "We are making it easier to tie together
intelligence and actions so that our customers' existing products
deliver greater protection while simultaneously finding ways to cut
operational costs. We are delivering the technology that others are just
starting to think about to harden the platform upon which future
security products will depend."
Features & Benefits:
The McAfee Threat Intelligence Exchange solution provides new approaches
for answering increasingly urgent problems customers face more often as
targeted attacks increase.
Replaces costly manual tasks with automated, real-time data exchange
that allows security components to operate as one to share security
intelligence in real-time across endpoint, network and other security
Brings immediate visibility to the presence of advanced targeted
attacks in the organization to answer the question "Am I exposed?"
Protects based on the most complete collective threat intelligence
built out of global and third party intelligence data sources combined
with local threat intelligence and customized organizational knowledge.
Enables endpoints to share contextual intelligence with each other to
gain greater environmental threat context which improves accuracy and
Integration simplicity, through McAfee's data exchange layer, reduces
implementation and operational costs and enables unmatched operational
Product is expected to be available in Q2 2014. For more information on
McAfee Threat Intelligence Exchange visit www.mcafee.com/TIE.
McAfee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel (News - Alert) Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC),
empowers businesses, the public sector, and home users to safely
experience the benefits of the Internet. The company delivers proactive
and proven security solutions and services for systems, networks, and
mobile devices around the world. With its Security Connected strategy,
innovative approach to hardware-enhanced security, and unique Global
Threat Intelligence network, McAfee is relentlessly focused on keeping
its customers safe. http://www.mcafee.com
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