From Device To Cloud
McAfee has been laser-focused over the past year on advancing its device-to-cloud security platform to provide customers with more actionable insights that ensure both their applications and their data are protected, according to Ash Kulkarni, executive vice president and chief product officer of McAfee's enterprise business group.
The Santa Clara, Calif.-based platform security vendor has made a lot of progress recently on becoming cloud-native with its MVision portfolio as well as its new Unified Cloud Edge released. McAfee in July 2018 launched the MVision product line to make the company's portfolio more simple, inclusive, and comprehensive, kicking things off with tools in the mobile, endpoint, and ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) space.
Three months later, McAfee added cloud and endpoint detection and response (EDR) to its MVision portfolio, as well as an ePO-Unified Data Protection Tool. From automated investigations to peer analysis tools to better management of native encryption, here's a look at 12 of the most interesting McAfee MVision features debuting this week at McAfee MPower 2019 in Las Vegas.
12. McAfee ePO Simplified Upgrade Process
Security management is complex, and can require unwieldy maneuvering between tools and data, according to McAfee. As a result, cybersecurity professionals often end up consumed with managing and upgrading security infrastructure.
McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) now provides cumulative updates to help customers stay current and secure, the company said. This helps clients reduce the amount of time spent on maintenance and upgrade activities, according to McAfee.
11. McAfee ePO Support Center Extension
McAfee ePO is available on premises and from the cloud, and the company said it's looking to further streamline management of the integrated console.
The product is now able to provide insight and guidance into the health of McAfee ePO elements, the company said. Specifically, McAfee ePO can receive and tag Support Notification Service alerts, as well as search capabilities across McAfee content repositories, according to the company.
10. McAfee MVision ePO Native Approval Workflows
Cybersecurity professionals need to focus on critical security tasks such as detection and enforcement, according to McAfee, since adversaries will take advantage of the time security personnel are spending on more menial tasks to inflict significant damage.
McAfee MVision ePO eliminates the need for maintenance of an on-premises security infrastructure, the company said. This makes it possible for security professionals to focus exclusively on security, according to McAfee.
The product can now help customers vet policy changes for quality control and risk management, according to the company.
9. McAfee MVision ePO Expanded Global Services
McAfee's cloud orchestration journey began when the company first made it possible for partners and customers to manage their endpoint security, endpoint detection and response, and mobile security capabilities using the cloud-managed MVision functionality of MVision ePO, Kulkarni said.
McAfee MVision ePO is now able to provide the cloud-native SaaS ePO offering in additional countries thanks to new data centers in Sydney, Singapore, and Frankfurt, the company said.
Author: Michael Novinson