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McAfee Helps Partners Build Competitive Edge With Open Platform Approach to Cloud Security
McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, today announced substantial headway with its partner program. Eight new partnerships and seven new certified integrations to McAfee Security Innovation Alliance (SIA) and McAfee CASB Connect Program give organizations a competitive advantage to secure people, devices and data in the cloud. RSA attendees can learn more about these programs at McAfee booth #N-5745 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco.

McAfee SIA accelerates the development of open and interoperable security products and simplifies integration within complex customer environments. These capabilities provide a truly integrated, connected security ecosystem to maximize the value of existing customer security investments. As an extension of McAfee SIA, the McAfee CASB Connect Program is the industry's first self-serve framework that enables any cloud service provider or partner to rapidly onboard any SaaS application onto McAfee MVISION Cloud. This fosters the ability to secure data within any cloud service in McAfee's catalog. New partners that joined the McAfee SIA program include:

  • A10 Networks
  • AttackIQ
  • Cythereal
  • D3 Security
  • Dragos
  • Indegy
  • Mimecast
  • Nasuni
  • Nutanix
  • OpenText
  • Siemplify

The McAfee CASB Connect framework, which allows cloud service providers or partners to build lightweight API connectors to McAfee MVISION Cloud, has significantly expanded. As a result, the following new service providers adopted the MVISION Cloud Platform:

  • Atlassian
  • Clarizen
  • DbCom
  • Introhive

Opposed to uncertainty concerning the availability and maturity of most cloud service APIs, the McAfee CASB Connect Framework provides a unified platform for comprehensive control over all sanctioned and unsanctioned cloud services, from managed and unmanaged devices. This allows cloud services and partners to be fast-tracked onto the MVISION Cloud Security Platform.

Leveraging the power of CASB Connect, MVISION Cloud customers can extend the same levels of data security across all cloud services through a single platform to:

  • Enforce Data Loss Prevention (DLP) policies to protect sensitive and regulated data.
  • Enforce internal and external collaboration policies.
  • Inspect login, data upload, data download and administrator activity to maintain an audit trail for forensic investigation to detect any anomalous behavior.
  • Enforce contextual access control policies to enforce data access and download controls based on user, location or device (both managed and unmanaged).

"Not all cloud service providers have the APIs needed to integrate with MVISION Cloud," said Javed Hasan, global head of enterprise products, strategy and alliances, McAfee. "Even in those cases, the CASB Connect framework can now be used out-of-the-box to quickly onboard a SaaS application to McAfee's CASB platform with support for the most critical use cases. The unique advantage of this new capability helps customers enforce security policies to prevent sensitive data from being downloaded on to any managed or unmanaged device, both within and outside of the corporate network perimeter."

McAfee has a total of 160 integration partners through its McAfee SIA and McAfee CASB Connect Programs.

"MVISION Cloud allowed security to say yes to the business at Pacific Dental Services (PDS) by transparently addressing our critical security and compliance needs in the use of cloud services like Office365, Box, and AWS among others," said Nemi George, CISO at PDS. "Through McAfee's CASB Connect program we have seamlessly extended those same policies and controls to cloud services like Okta and SmartSheet thereby improving our cloud maturity and reducing our TCO."

According to Bryant Lee, head of partnerships and integrations at Atlassian, "Through the CASB Connect program, McAfee and Atlassian have collaborated to provide Atlassian customers with advanced data security and threat protection capabilities to help businesses reduce the risk of data breaches and data loss as well as more easily detect malicious activity."

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Published Monday, February 24, 2020 7:33 AM by David Marshall
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