McAfee has introduced Unified Cloud Edge, an industry first initiative, to address the security concerns of the cloud by converging the capabilities of its McAfee MVISION Cloud, McAfee Web Gateway, and McAfee Data Loss Prevention offerings—all to be available through the MVISION ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) platform—to enable a borderless IT environment.
According to the firm, this convergence enables security professionals to reduce risk and increase productivity for organisations as they move to secure cloud adoption.
A recent McAfee study highlighted that 81 percent of organisations have separate management controls for DLP and CASB deployments which can lead to more complexity and lower security efficacy. McAfee is currently delivering on its vision by enabling IT professionals to overcome the challenges of replicating consistent DLP policies across multiple endpoints, networks and cloud solutions. This is done through a cloud-native architecture, built for the enterprise, to set one policy across multiple environments.
With a single click, users can investigate security events, run reports from a single repository, and enforce a consistent user experience. Today the vision is beginning to be realised through the convergence of McAfee Web Gateway and McAfee MVISION Cloud, which has led to those solutions sharing risk telemetry to deliver seamless threat prevention and data protection.
“Data and applications have shifted to the cloud, but secure cloud adoption has proved to be elusive for organisations as they struggle with limited security resources along with environments and tools that require news skills for security professionals,” said Anand Ramanathan, vice president of product management and marketing at McAfee. “The volume of critical enterprise data will continue to grow alongside cloud adoption which will require organisations deploy the right data protection tools while also reducing the complexity of security to more easily help enable increased employee productivity.”