Cloud

11/27/2017
04:16 PM
50%
50%

McAfee Looks to Cloud with Skyhigh Acquisition

McAfee agrees to buy CASB provider Skyhigh Networks, demonstrating a strong focus on cloud security.

McAfee plans to acquire cloud access security broker (CASB) provider Skyhigh Networks, the company announced today. The move is intended to expand McAfee's portfolio and strengthen its focus on cloud security as more businesses move their data to the cloud.

It has been less than eight months since McAfee spun off from Intel and reestablished itself as a stand-alone company. By teaming up with Skyhigh, it plans to grow and advance its security architecture to span both endpoint and cloud control points, connected by the security operations center.

Skyhigh's system monitors activity across SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS environments. The company also offers threat detection, automation of cloud-based policy violations, and data protection for data that persists inside and outside the cloud. While McAfee will benefit from Skyhigh's technology, the CASB company will broaden its reach through McAfee's global base and deep product portfolio.

The existing organizational structure of Skyhigh will generally stay the same. CEO Rajiv Gupta will join McAfee CEO Chris Young, and his leadership team, to run McAfee's new cloud business unit.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Read more details here.

Join Dark Reading LIVE for two days of practical cyber defense discussions. Learn from the industry’s most knowledgeable IT security experts. Check out the INsecurity agenda here.

Dark Reading's Quick Hits delivers a brief synopsis and summary of the significance of breaking news events. For more information from the original source of the news item, please follow the link provided in this article. View Full Bio

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Why Cybersecurity Must Be an International Effort
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark Reading,  12/6/2017
NIST Releases New Cybersecurity Framework Draft
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer,  12/6/2017
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Write a Caption, Win a Starbucks Card! Click Here
Latest Comment: This comment is waiting for review by our moderators.
Current Issue
Managing Cyber-Risk
An online breach could have a huge impact on your organization. Here are some strategies for measuring and managing that risk.
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2017-0290
Published: 2017-05-09
NScript in mpengine in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine with Engine Version before 1.1.13704.0, as used in Windows Defender and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (type confusion and application crash) via crafted JavaScript code within ...

CVE-2016-10369
Published: 2017-05-08
unixsocket.c in lxterminal through 0.3.0 insecurely uses /tmp for a socket file, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service (preventing terminal launch), or possibly have other impact (bypassing terminal access control).

CVE-2016-8202
Published: 2017-05-08
A privilege escalation vulnerability in Brocade Fibre Channel SAN products running Brocade Fabric OS (FOS) releases earlier than v7.4.1d and v8.0.1b could allow an authenticated attacker to elevate the privileges of user accounts accessing the system via command line interface. With affected version...

CVE-2016-8209
Published: 2017-05-08
Improper checks for unusual or exceptional conditions in Brocade NetIron 05.8.00 and later releases up to and including 06.1.00, when the Management Module is continuously scanned on port 22, may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (crash and reload) of the management module.

CVE-2017-0890
Published: 2017-05-08
Nextcloud Server before 11.0.3 is vulnerable to an inadequate escaping leading to a XSS vulnerability in the search module. To be exploitable a user has to write or paste malicious content into the search dialogue.