It’s been an exciting week at McAfee FOCUS 2012, and we wanted to provide a quick recap of highlights so our readers can stay up to date on all the happenings from Las Vegas.
There’s been a lot of discussion around enhancements to our Security Connected Platform vision this week: the addition of new technologies and partnerships within our Security Innovation Alliance. Here’s a summary of all the major announcements so far:
McAfee is happy to announce that seven new partners have joined the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance (SIA) – the security industry’s premier technology-partnering program. The new partners that have joined the McAfee SIA program are:
Together, McAfee and these partners will deliver solutions to maximize the value of existing customer investments, while reducing time to problem resolution and lowering overall operational costs.
At FOCUS, Xerox and McAfee unveiled the first networked multifunction printer to be fully protected against malware and viruses, thanks to a sophisticated whitelisting method that allows only approved files to run. This solution establishes a new level of protection for printers and multifunction devices, as it eliminates the need for users to be aware of viruses, spyware and other malicious software by proactively blocking them.
Xerox devices with embedded McAfee protection will be made available in Q1 2013, beginning with five new products built on its popular WorkCentre and ColorQube product lines.
Industry experts predict that by 2020, there will be 50 billion devices connected to the Internet and IT will have to detect and assess these devices as they connect to corporate networks. However, a major problem in today’s networks is that IT is often unaware of new, potentially unsecured or compromised systems on the network.
McAfee’s new Security Management solution closes a key gap in enterprise security by offering intelligent, automated real-time asset monitoring. Additionally, with the addition of McAfee Asset Manager to McAfee Vulnerability Manager, users can now automatically discover and inspect assets as they connect to the network. This tight integration provides asset discovery and connectivity information to eliminate vulnerability management gaps and identify policy violations, thereby improving overall security posture.
Enhancements to McAfee’s endpoint security products deliver innovative context-aware security to defend against advanced threats. While first generation security focuses on finding and reactively fixing known threats, McAfee’s next generation endpoint security protects businesses from both known and unknown threats, through user-centric dynamic whitelisting, day-zero intrusion prevention of master boot records, secure containers for mobile devices, more.
Here’s a breakdown of the new features and benefits:
Customers need deep security visibility for stronger attack detection and incident response, including nuclear control systems specific threats.
Announced this week at FOCUS, Westinghouse is providing its customers with stronger attack detection and prevention capabilities through McAfee technology. With McAfee Enterprise Security Manager and McAfee Network Intrusion Prevention Systems, the two solutions together protect control systems from direct threats and attacks launched through corporate network connections and support regulatory compliance for national and worldwide regulations.
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