McAfee Offers Solution To Remediate Advanced Malware

McAfee Advanced Threat Defense and McAfee Real Time are part of the McAfee Security Connected framework

October 3, 2013

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LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--McAfee today announced an end-to-end solution to help organizations combat the increasing challenges of advanced malware. McAfee's approach to comprehensive threat protection allows organizations to respond to attacks faster and seamlessly move from analysis and conviction to protection and resolution. McAfee goes beyond single-feature, static analysis sandboxing products to address all three key requirements needed to counter today's stealthy threats: the ability to find advanced malware with the new McAfee Advanced Threat Defense appliance, the ability to freeze the threats with McAfee network solutions, and the ability to initiate a fix with McAfee Real Time.

"The gap between recognizing advanced attacks and remediating them with a high degree of confidence has remained wide"

Enterprises are struggling to meet the threat defense challenges facing them today. Malware is now more sophisticated and stealthy. Many organizations are relying on their legacy security products and waiting for additional advanced malware protections to be incorporated, thereby exposing their organization to malware threats. Or they are using standalone malware products and plugging in third party products that are not integrated with the rest of the environment. While this may be expedient it is not a good strategy and can end up costing more money in the long run. Dealing with multiple contracts, multiple deployments, support headaches, development tasks, or paying a premium for connectors to enable the integration are just a few of the issues for organizations.

McAfee is the first company to Find, Freeze and Fix advanced threats via an end-to-end solution:

· Find: Innovative analysis technologies work together quickly and accurately to detect today's sophisticated threats across multiple protocols

· Freeze: Integration with McAfee network solutions freezes the threat from infecting additional devices

· Fix: McAfee Real Time identifies the device(s) that require remediation and streamlines the response, enabling automated investigation across all endpoints resulting in cost-effective remediation

"Advanced malware is a difficult problem facing organizations of all sizes," said Pat Calhoun, general manager of network security at McAfee. "Detecting malware is only one piece of the whole solution. You also have to stop it from further infecting the network and remediate any infections. Difficult problems don't require difficult solutions. McAfee combines superior threat detection with network and endpoint protection resulting in lower total cost of ownership for businesses."

McAfee Advanced Threat Defense and McAfee Real Time are part of the McAfee Security Connected framework. Integration with network protection ultimately lowers the cost of training, implementation and ongoing maintenance. A centralized, multi-protocol malware analysis model eliminates appliance sprawl and eases integration with existing technology investments. Unlike standalone sandboxing products, McAfee Advanced Threat Defense layers full static code analysis on top of an advanced dynamic analysis engine for more cost effective, efficient and accurate detection.

"The gap between recognizing advanced attacks and remediating them with a high degree of confidence has remained wide," said John Grady, research manager for Security Products at IDC. "With employees being more mobile and multi-device oriented than they've ever been, it is impossible to defend against all attacks with a single product. Integrated solutions that combine network and endpoint-level visibility and controls are the best way to combat targeted attacks and quickly enable remediation."


McAfee Advanced Threat Defense and McAfee Real Time are expected to be available in Q4 2013. For more information McAfee also announced today a new SIEM solution to help organizations respond to advanced attacks.

McAfee Security Connected

McAfee Security Connected brings McAfee Network Security, McAfee Endpoint Security and McAfee Mobile Security together through an extensible framework of centralized management through the McAfee® ePolicy Orchestrator platform. Integrated with McAfee Global Threat Intelligence, enterprises gain unprecedented visibility across all threat vectors, delivering unmatched protection from new and advanced cyber-attacks. The McAfee Security Innovation Alliance extends Security Connected with a network of more than 150 partners who integrate their solutions with McAfee through an open architecture.

About McAfee

McAfee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), empowers businesses, the public sector, and home users to safely experience the benefits of the Internet. The company delivers proactive and proven security solutions and services for systems, networks, and mobile devices around the world. With its Security Connected strategy, innovative approach to hardware-enhanced security, and unique Global Threat Intelligence network, McAfee is relentlessly focused on keeping its customers safe.

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