Intel’s McAfee Introduces Cloud Security Platform
The new release can secure all content and data traffic moving between an organization and the cloud. It can thus help businesses to leverage cloud computing in a safe and efficient manner.
“Once you move data or applications to the cloud, you essentially lose most – if not all – of your security visibility, which most organizations find unacceptable,” said Marc Olesen, senior vice president and general manager, Content and Cloud Security, McAfee. “By securing the data and traffic before it travels to or through the cloud, we help businesses extend their security practices and policies into the cloud.”
The McAfee Cloud Security Platform offers several modules including web security, which provides bi-directional protection for both incoming and outgoing web traffic.
The platforms’ mobile security module ensures that the mobile devices are secured with advanced anti-malware protection and corporate web filtering policies. The cloud access control module aids users to provide comprehensive access control for cloud applications using enterprise identities.
The email security module delivers total email protection and the web services security module can offload application-level API security, data transformation, REST to SOAP mediation, and identity token exchange to a high speed gateway at the network edge or in the cloud.
Looking forward, McAfee will deploy additional security modules to provide even greater and deeper cloud protection.
McAfee claims that its Data Loss Prevention can discover data no matter where it resides or what format it is in on the network. This capability allows enterprise to deliver effective protection and create more policies that work quickly.
Users have the option to deploy these security modules as an on-premises appliance, a Software-as-a-Service solution or a hybrid combination of both.
This flexibility means businesses can leverage these modules to protect their headquarters, regional offices and even remote workers by using mobile devices.
By Anuradha Shukla