Enhanced, Secure Cloud Access with McAfee Cloud Security Platform Update0
Today we announced the next advancement in our Cloud Security Platform, a framework which enables secure interaction between businesses and the cloud. As cloud computing becomes more pervasive in business IT environments, more complex requirements for securing the flow of data arise, along with the necessity to protect users both on and off the corporate network. McAfee remains in-step with the demands of information security in an evolving IT landscape that has been dramatically shifted by the new model of cloud IT. Regardless of size, workforce distribution, or even strict regulatory environments, businesses should feel confident moving their organization forward to this new model of IT with McAfee here to support them.
Our framework provides a robust approach to cloud security – effectively building a secure bridge between an organization and the cloud. To accomplish this, we enable businesses to extend their own corporate security policies into the cloud through three major data streams – email, web, and identity driven traffic. By securing these three streams, along with real-time protection from threats originating in the cloud, businesses can save time, resources, and gain business agility without the fear or data loss or compromise. McAfee is committed to continuously improving the security capabilities offered through the Cloud Security Platform, as demonstrated through the updates delivered in this release, including:
- Enhanced integration. Data Loss Prevention is now integrated into both Email Protection and Web Gateway solutions, providing the ability to stop data leakage through these streams of traffic. Also, Web Protection now features common policy enforcement and reporting whether deployed on-premises or as a service.
- Securing mobile workers. The addition of McAfee Client Proxy to our Web Protection solution enables seamless authentication and routing of web traffic regardless of user location, whether on-premises or mobile via SaaS.
- Advanced policy management. McAfee Web Gateway can now query external sources, i.e. Google’s YouTube API, to apply context-aware policies based on criteria such as content categorization. Also, administrators can now factor in various identity attributes, such as device type, to set their cloud access control policies.
In every update to our Cloud Security Platform, we push the industry standard for protecting businesses in a cloud environment forward to a new level. As with every piece of our connected security portfolio, we are always innovating in ways which make doing business in the digital world more secure. Expect progress. Expect security, even in the cloud.