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McAfee introduces new threat visibility and prioritisation feature

08 Oct 2019

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

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 pre-emptively preparing defences against threats before they are seen in their environments.

According to a recent report by McAfee, 71% 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% 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 visibility and prioritisation, managed by the 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 pre-empt the attack,” says McAfee enterprise business group executive vice president and chief product Ash Kulkarni.

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

“Organisations want more visibility into cyber-risks so they can tailor and prioritise their threat response and risk remediation actions in alignment with the threats that may hit them,” says ESG fellow Jon Oltsik.

“Many firms want to be more proactive but do not have the resources and talent to execute. McAfee can help bridge this gap by offering organisations a global outlook across the entire threat landscape with local context to respond appropriately.”

With McAfee MVISION Insights, security operators will be able to:

  • Track attacks globally across the entire attack surface (endpoint, network, cloud) – 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.
     
  • 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 defences. This enables faster deployment of security resources and an understanding of how similar organisations have responded.
     
  • 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.