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Organisations seek rapid and proactive cyber defences: McAfee

McAfee has announced its MVISION Insights to help organisations move to an action-oriented, proactive security posture by pinpointing threats that matter, offering insights into the effectiveness of their defenses and providing the ability to respond quickly and accurately to these threats.

Ash Kulkarni, McAfee

Security teams will soon be able to utilise the data gathered by McAfee from more than one billion sensors worldwide correlated with their own threat data to provide the information needed to battle threats targeting their systems and data, while also preemptively preparing defenses against threats even before they are seen in their environments.

According to a recent report by McAfee, 71 percent of security professionals feel that they are primarily responsible in the event that a data breach occurs at their company or organisation.

Furthermore, security professionals reported that of the data breaches they have experienced, 40 percent involved the theft of intellectual property demonstrating the need for enhanced visibility and prioritisation in the fight against the theft of critical data. MVISION Insights delivers the necessary visibility and prioritisation, managed by the industry-acclaimed unified console, McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) or MVISION ePO.

“In today’s evolving threat landscape security professionals need to understand whether their organisation is at risk, what specific threats they are susceptible to, and how they can preempt the attack,” said Ash Kulkarni, executive vice president and chief product officer of the enterprise business group at McAfee.

“MVISION Insights will provide the analytics to enable organisations to recognise the threats they will need to immediately take action against, and threats that could potentially impact them in the future. This proactive approach will significantly enhance cybersecurity effectiveness with faster response times and higher efficiencies,” he added.

With McAfee MVISION Insights, security operators will be able to track attacks globally across the entire attack surface (endpoint, network, cloud). It will provide tailored threat intelligence surfaces campaigns that are most pertinent, and automatically correlates local and global threat intelligence by geography and industry to find attacks that are most likely to target their organisation.

MVISION Insights can also help enterprises analyse and prioritise risk so security teams don’t have to. Once an attack has been identified, MVISION Insights prioritises risk by creating a rating of both the actual and potential impact of the threats against current defenses. This enables faster deployment of security resources and an understanding of how similar organisations have responded.

Finally, it helps proactively defend against attacks most likely to target their organisation. By automatically correlating, ranking, comparing threats and assessing protection capabilities, MVISION Insights can help organisations scale limited security resources by directly enabling actions like isolating systems and remediating with new policy configurations. Actionable insights are piped directly into McAfee MVISION EDR, reducing the effort to investigate campaigns and shifting organisations to a proactive security posture.


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