McAfee Advanced Correlation Engine

McAfee Advanced Correlation Engine

Sophisticated, dedicated threat detection based on risk and real-time data

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Overview

McAfee Advanced Correlation Engine monitors real-time data, allowing you to simultaneously use both correlation engines to detect risks and threats before they occur. You can deploy Advanced Correlation Engine with McAfee Enterprise Security Manager to identify and score threat events in real time using both rule- and risk-based logic.

Two dedicated correlation engines and purpose-built performance — Advanced Correlation Engine supplements McAfee Enterprise Security Manager event correlation with a risk detection engine that generates a risk score using rule-less risk score correlation, and a threat detection engine that detects threats using traditional rule-based event correlation.

Processing power to support rich event correlation across your enterprise — The standalone Advanced Correlation Engine scales to accommodate even the largest networks.

Alerts and real-time risk assessment — Identify an asset (users or groups, applications, specific servers, or subnets) and Advanced Correlation Engine alerts you if the asset is threatened. Audit trails and historical replays support forensics, compliance, and rule tuning.

Threat identification and scoring — Advanced Correlation Engine deploys alongside McAfee Enterprise Security Manager to identify and score threat events in real time using both rule- and risk-based logic.

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Features & Benefits

Get real-time and historical threat detection

Deploy McAfee Advanced Correlation Engine in either real-time or historical modes. In real-time mode, Advanced Correlation Engine analyzes events as they are collected for immediate threat and risk detection. You get rule-based correlation of real-time event data for detection of threats as they occur or rule-less correlation of real-time event data for detection of threats as they develop.

Model your enterprise risk

Provide impeccable modeling of your organizations risks by scoring attributes that matter. Develop a baseline and send notifications when normal thresholds are exceeded.

Leverage proactive risk assessments against critical data

Use both correlation engines simultaneously to detect risks and threats before they occur, so you can use risk scores within traditional correlation logic.

Achieve recursive threat assessment

Deploy Advanced Correlation Engine in historical mode and you can replay any historical data set through the traditional and rule-less correlation engines.

System Requirements

Scalable deployment options — Hybrid delivery choices include physical and virtual appliances.

McAfee Advanced Correlation Engine

Hardware Appliance Specifications*
McAfee Advanced Correlation Engine 3450 McAfee Advanced Correlation Engine 2600
Collection Rates 100,000 events per second1 50,000 events per second1
Local Storage 1.8 TB2 + 480 GB SSD3 1.8 TB2

McAfee Advanced Correlation Engine

Virtual Appliance Specifications*
McAfee Advanced Correlation Engine 32 Core VM McAfee Advanced Correlation Engine 12 Core VM
Collection Rates 80,000 events per second1 30,000 events per second1
Recommended Storage 500 GB2 + 480 GB SSD3 250 GB2 + 480 GB SSD3

 

  1. Based on typical network environments using average event and flow aggregation.
  2. Represents usable event and flow storage, after RAID configuration.
  3. Minimum 50K IOPS for SSD; additional storage should be a minimum of 100 IOPS.

*The product specifications and descriptions herein are provided for information only, are subject to change without notice, and are provided without warranty of any kind, expressed or implied.

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Awards / Reviews

Gartner
Intel Security Positioned as a Leader by Gartner in MQ for SIEM Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

The security information and event management (SIEM) market is defined by the customer's need to apply security analytics to event data in real time for the early detection of targeted attacks and data breaches, and to collect, store, analyze and report on log data for incident response, forensics and regulatory compliance. The vendors included in the Magic Quadrant analysis have technologies that have been designed for this purpose, and they actively market and sell these technologies to the security buying center.

[Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.]

SC Magazine Awards 2015
McAfee Enterprise Security Manager Gets 5-Star Rating by SC Magazine

McAfee Enterprise Security Manager continues to be the gold standard for enterprise-grade SIEM solutions. McAfee Enterprise Security Manager provides some of the most useful inferences and information, without being bogged down by false alarms or wild guesses.

Customer Stories

Airport Cologne Bonn

The Cologne Bonn Airport optimizes its IT security with McAfee SIEM solutions.

Highlights
  • Extended options for Security Incident Response and Forensic processes
  • Results-based analyses
  • Improved options for auditing and compliance tasks
  • Automatic and targeted handling of threats and faults

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR)

Leveraging the Security Connected strategy, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation implemented SIEM, network IPS, data protection, and endpoint security solutions to secure its distributed IT environment over 37 locations.

Highlights
  • Compliance with policy standards.
  • Dashboards enable centralized security management and provide easy access for executive reporting.

Government of New Brunswick

This Canadian province implemented McAfee SIEM solutions to improve incident response across its managed security services.

Highlights
  • 95% reduction in the time required to resolve workstation issues.
  • A modular solution that supports a limited budget and a tiered SIEM service offering.
  • Compatibility with all security datagenerating devices throughout the broader organization.
  • Greater accountability to key stakeholders.

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

This leading teaching and research university relies on McAfee to connect security and compliance.

Highlights
  • Extensible compliance reporting.
  • Block thousands of attacks.
  • Security audits in minutes.
  • Improve visibility and productivity.

Volusion

The McAfee SIEM solution secures e-commerce provider Volusion's vast web farm while allowing room for continued growth.

Highlights
  • Scaled to support growth.
  • Query 300 million events in five seconds.
  • Decreased maintenance time by 40%.

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Reports

Intel Security Positioned as a Leader by Gartner in MQ for SIEM Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

The security information and event management (SIEM) market is defined by the customer's need to apply security analytics to event data in real time for the early detection of targeted attacks and data breaches, and to collect, store, analyze and report on log data for incident response, forensics and regulatory compliance. The vendors included in the Magic Quadrant analysis have technologies that have been designed for this purpose, and they actively market and sell these technologies to the security buying center.

[Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.]

ESG Lab Validation Report: McAfee Next Generation SIEM

ESG Lab focused on the McAfee Enterprise Security Manager (ESM), the core product of McAfee’s end-to-end solution for addressing comprehensive threat detection and remediation. Testing was designed to explore how the solution accurately detects advanced threats using a layered approach, the speed and effectiveness of responding to an attack, and the operational efficiencies of this integrated solution.

McAfee rated in Gartner Critical Capabilities for SIEM.

As a companion to the Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM, the Gartner Critical Capabilities report for SIEM helps IT security organizations compare their requirements with the most common SIEM use cases. Discover in-depth how Gartner rates McAfee SIEM by critical capabilities.

When Minutes Count

How experts fight advanced threats with real-time SIEM and identification of eight key indicators of attack.

SANS Analytics and Intelligence Survey

This paper explores the use of analytics and intelligence today and exposes the impediments to successful implementation. Organizations that are deploying analytics and intelligence properly are experiencing faster response and detection times, as well as greater visibility. However, many are confused about how to integrate and automate their intelligence collection processes.

Gartner Report: Designing an Adaptive Security Architecture for Protection from Advanced Attacks

Most enterprise security protection efforts and products have focused primarily on blocking and prevention techniques as well as on policy-based controls to block threats. However, perfect prevention is impossible. Advanced targeted attacks are easily bypassing traditional firewalls and signature-based prevention mechanisms. All organizations should now assume that they are in a state of continuous compromise.

Security Management 2.0—Time to Replace Your SIEM?

This report takes a candid look at triggers for considering a new security management platform, walking through each aspect of the decision, and presenting a process to migrate.

Solution Briefs

McAfee Enterprise Security Manager, Services Solutions for Managed Service Providers (MSPs)

McAfee Enterprise Security Manager offers the advanced scalability, flexibility, and control you need to protect your customers’ business, and grow yours.

A Case for the Value of SIEM: The Security Evolution

With the advent of big data, traditional SIEM solutions that focus only on logging and compliance reporting fall short of the demands of today’s enterprises for threat intelligence, correlation, and remediation. McAfee Enterprise Security Manager, the core of the McAfee SIEM solution, is both smart and fast. Its proprietary information management back end, purpose-built for managing big data, offers the critical combination of intelligence and speed.

Manage Risk and Security

This solution guide addresses the importance of implementing a strategic security and risk management program focused on prevention and protection, reducing incidents and risks across the enterprise, across every device, and across the entire IT infrastructure.

SIEM Compliance Made Easy

The McAfee SIEM solution, Enterprise Security Manager, addresses today’s complex compliance challenges by combining an established unified compliance framework with superior abilities to collect, retrieve, and protect the data required to assess and demonstrate compliance in real time. It’s tightly integrated log collection, management, analysis, and reporting improves an organization’s ability to meet compliance requirements through frameworks, streamlined workflow, and automation.

SIEM: Five Requirements that Solve the Bigger Business Issues

McAfee spoke with SIEM users and asked them to tell us about their primary issues with SIEM. This brief lists the top five issues along with corresponding customer case studies and use cases.

Technology Blueprints

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Achieve Situational Awareness

The McAfee solution has two primary components: McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO) software and McAfee Enterprise Security Manager, with additional integrations to extend visibility and control across the entire security and compliance management environment.

White Papers

Securosis: Leveraging Threat Intelligence In Incident Response/Management

To contain an advanced attack you need to respond faster and smarter. Focusing on shortening the window between attack and detection, coupled with a solid plan to contain and remediate an attack provides the best chance to overcome the attack. This is one of the key pieces of knowledge for security experts.

Low Hanging Fruits: The Top Five Easiest Ways to Hack or Get Hacked

How familiar are you with low-hanging fruit — the easiest ways for attackers to gain entry to your network and potentially run off with your valuable data? This white paper explores penetration tests that you can perform at your organization to gain an understanding of how to apply the proper defenses to prevent exploitation of the top five low-hanging fruit.

Achieving Security through Compliance

This paper will illustrate how a well-structured security governance program with fully developed and implemented policies, plans, and procedures will strengthen an organization’s security posture.

SANS White Paper: Be Ready for a Breach with Intelligent Response

How do we get more visibility into attacks across our environments, improve our response, and reduce response time? The solution is automating functions that should be automated and connecting the dots between detection systems and response. Connecting these dots and applying intelligence provides responders rich context into the observed behaviors for taking action. Integrating these processes improves accuracy, while reducing time, manpower, and costs involved in detecting and managing events. This white paper explores how to achieve this.

SANS Survey: Incident Response – How to Fight Back

SANS recently surveyed incident response (IR) teams to get a clearer picture of what they're up against today. The results are in; most organizations lack formalized IR plans, they expressed a need to collect and correlate threat intelligence and SIEM tools are their focus for improving IR capabilities.

Security Management 2.5 – Replacing Your SIEM Yet?

This paper will walk you through the entire process — from soup to nuts — of evaluating, selecting, and deploying a SIEM. It offers pragmatic advice on how to get it done based on years working through this process as both consumers and vendors of SIEM technology. The process is not always painless, but we are certain it will help you avoid foundering on bad technology and inter-office politics. You owe it to yourself and your organization to ask the right questions and to get answers. It is time to slay the sacred cow of your substantial SIEM investment, and to figure out your best path forward.

SANS Institute: Correlating Event Data for Vulnerability Detection & Remediation

Learn how network attacks can be avoided by utilizing a SIEM platform that combines historical data with real-time data from network sources and security policies to provide context around application usage, user behaviors, and other operations — for better, more accurate reporting.

Emergency Incident Response: 10 Common Mistakes of Incident Responders

This paper summarizes the top 10 incident response mistakes in the field, highlights issues so you can review your incident response practices, and determines whether you suffer from these shortcomings.

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