McAfee launched an end-to-end solution that helps organizations combat the increasing challenges of advanced malware, by allowing them to move seamlessly from analysis and conviction to protection and resolution and to react to attacks extremely fast.
Most probably you are already familiar or at least heard of the McAfee Email Gateway, the company’s comprehensive email security solution. Now, in conjunction with their global customer event FOCUS in Las Vegas and the industry event GovWare in Singapore, the new ‘McAfee Advanced Threat Defense’ has been announced that follows a Find, Freeze and Fix process. The new solutions is going beyond just identifying threats (find) by freezing threats with McAfee network solutions, and the ability to initiate a fix with McAfee Real Time Advanced for ePO (e-Policy Orchestrator).
In fact, McAfee is the first company to find, freeze and fix advanced threats via an end-to-end solution:
- Find: Innovative analysis technologies work together quickly and accurately to detect today’s sophisticated threats across multiple protocols.
- Freeze: Integration with McAfee network solutions freezes the threat from infecting additional devices.
- Fix: McAfee Real Time Advanced for ePO identifies the device(s) that require remediation and streamlines the response, enabling automated investigation across all endpoints resulting in cost-effective remediation.
“Advanced malware is a difficult problem facing organizations of all sizes,” said Pat Calhoun, general manager of network security at McAfee. “Detecting malware is only one piece of the whole solution. You also have to stop it from further infecting the network and remediate any infections. Difficult problems don’t require difficult solutions. McAfee combines superior threat detection with network and endpoint protection resulting in lower total cost of ownership for businesses.”
Since McAfee Advanced Threat Defense and McAfee Real Time Advanced for ePO are part of the McAfee Security Connected framework, integration with network protection ultimately lowers the cost of training, implementation and ongoing maintenance. A centralized, multi-protocol malware analysis model eliminates appliance sprawl and eases integration with existing technology investments. Unlike stand-alone sandboxing products, McAfee Advanced Threat Defense layers full static code analysis on top of an advanced dynamic analysis engine for more cost effective, efficient and accurate detection.
“The gap between recognizing advanced attacks and remediating them with a high degree of confidence has remained wide,” said John Grady, research manager for Security Products at IDC. “With employees being more mobile and multi-device oriented than they've ever been, it is impossible to defend against all attacks with a single product. Integrated solutions that combine network and endpoint-level visibility and controls are the best way to combat targeted attacks and quickly enable remediation.”
Since malware is reaching our inboxes and infesting our PCs and devices mainly via email, McAfee Advanced Threat Defense and McAfee Real Time Advanced for ePO is more than a welcome solution to fight the threats. It will be introduced in Q4 2013. For more information visit: www.mcafee.com/advancedthreatdefense.