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McAfee collaborates with Atlassian to bolster security for cloud adopters

12 May 2020

McAfee has today announced a collaboration with Atlassian to bring advanced data security and threat protection to joint customers looking to accelerate their move to the cloud. 

Customers of Atlassian, a provider of team collaboration and productivity software, will be able to leverage McAfee MVISION Cloud to apply their security policies to their use of Atlassian services.

Atlassian’s software, which assists developers in building and operating secure products, is a good fit with McAfee’s MVISION Cloud, says McAfee, as it bolsters Atlassian’s aim to respond to any security incidents as effectively as possible.

The integration of McAfee’s DevOps toolchains in Atlassian’s services helps deliver on the promise of DevSecOps, and enables organisations to rapidly deploy infrastructure while meeting security best practices. 

“Organisations of all sizes are looking for security solutions that enable their business to securely leverage cloud services,” says McAfee senior vice president and general manager of Cloud Security Rajiv Gupta.

“Our collaboration with Atlassian helps organisations deliver on their share of the cloud security responsibility.”

A recent McAffee report found that the average enterprise uses 1,400 different cloud services – further justifying efforts to secure the cloud.

As more organisations move their operations to the cloud and, especially now, to remote work environments, they must evolve their security measures to meet the challenges of unintentional data uploads, device usage outside traditional network parameters, insider threats from rogue employees, application misconfiguration and more.

And, according to a recent Gartner report, “through 2025, 99% of cloud security failures will be the customer’s fault.” 

This has caused enterprises to look for ways to enforce additional security controls on their cloud solutions beyond Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) or Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), says McAfee.

Through integration efforts with McAfee, Atlassian customers can now use MVISION Cloud to help securely accelerate their business in the following ways:
  • Prevent sensitive or regulated data from being uploaded or shared with unauthorised parties while using Atlassian’s Jira Software or Confluence Cloud products.
     
  • Limit downloading or syncing to unmanaged devices, and gain total control over user access to Jira Software Cloud and Confluence Cloud by enforcing context-specific access policies.
     
  • Provide the ability to capture the complete audit trail of all user activity enriched with threat intelligence to facilitate post-incident forensic investigations. MVISION Cloud detects threats from compromised accounts, insider threats, privileged access misuse and malware infection. 
     
  • Detect and remediate against misconfigurations and configuration drift in Atlassian’s Bitbucket Cloud and Bamboo products from standard benchmarks such as CIS and NIST or custom configuration policies.
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