McAfee Advanced Threat Defense

McAfee Advanced Threat Defense

Advanced detection for stealthy, zero-day malware

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Overview

Today, targeted attacks are designed to defeat security systems through a variety of approaches that either confuse defenses or avoid them completely.

As a part of the McAfee Advanced Threat Defense solution, McAfee has transformed the act of detection by connecting advanced malware analysis capabilities with defenses — from the network edge through the endpoint — and sharing threat intelligence with the entire IT environment. By sharing threat intelligence among management, network, and endpoint systems, McAfee immediately shuts down command and control communications, quarantines compromised systems, blocks additional instances of the same or similar malware, assesses where damage may have occurred, and takes action.

McAfee Advanced Threat Defense enables organizations to not only detect today’s stealthy attacks but also convert information into action and ultimately, protection.

Address the three key requirements needed to solve today’s advanced malware problem: find, freeze, and fix. McAfee Advanced Threat Defense finds advanced malware and integrates with McAfee security solutions to freeze the threat, identify vulnerable machines, and initiate fix or remediation actions.

SIEM tools are key to improving incident response

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Best practices for fighting advanced malware

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Fighting advanced threats one layer at a time

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Features & Benefits

Ensure more accurate threat detection

Reduce the chances of missed malware or false positives. McAfee Advanced Threat Defense uses advanced static code and dynamic analysis (sandboxing) to provide the most detailed assessment and data on malware classification. Stealthy malware and zero-day threats are packed or obfuscated to evade detection. Advanced Threat Defense employs strong unpacking to break through evasive techniques, enabling thorough analysis and accurate classification. With broad operating system support, threats are analyzed under the same conditions as the actual host profile, so you catch more malware with fewer false alerts.

Respond to threats faster

Quickly and seamlessly move from advanced malware analysis and conviction to protection and resolution — a more comprehensive, efficient approach to the malware problem. Down selection — first using a mix of signatures, reputation, and real-time emulation — helps quickly identify a broad range of malware, producing fast detection results and reducing the number of files requiring more thorough sandbox analysis.

Lower TCO

Centralized deployment enables multiple McAfee network devices to share the same malware analysis appliance, reducing the number of required appliances, simplifying administration, and cost-effectively scaling security across your network. Advanced Threat Defense can leverage your existing McAfee security solutions, reducing the need for network rearchitecture and minimizing operational costs.

Leverage a single security vendor with tight product integration

McAfee offers all essential components to find advanced malware, freeze the threat, and initiate a fix. Offering an end-to-end solution that integrates advanced threat analysis, network products, and endpoint solutions, McAfee provides organization-wide visibility and context for threats, while reducing response time and simplifying remediation.

System Requirements

McAfee Advanced Threat Defense is a self-contained device. There are no minimum software or hardware system requirements.

Appliance Hardware Components ATD-6000 ATD-3000
Dimensions 2RU Rack Mountable 17.24"W x 3.43"H x 28"L 1RU Rack Mountable 17.25"W x 1.70"H x 29"L
Weight 50 lbs. 33 lbs.
Storage Disk space HDD: 4 x 4TB
SSD: 2 x 800 GB
Disk space HDD: 2 x 4TB
SSD: 2 x 400 GB
Maximum Power Consumption 2x 1,600W 2x 750W
Redundant Power Supply AC redundant, hot swappable
AC Voltage 100-240 V at 50–60Hz and 8.5 Amps 100-240 V at 50–60Hz and 5.8 Amps
Temperature +10° to +35° C (operating) -40° to +70° C (non-operating)
Relative Humidity (Non-Condensing) Operational: 10% to 90%; Non-operational: 50% to 90%
Altitude 0–10,000 feet
Safety Certification UL 1950, CSA-C22.2 No. 950, EN-60950, IEC 950, EN 60825, 21CFR1040 CB license and report covering all national country deviations
EMI Certification FCC Part 15, Class A (CFR 47) (USA), ICES-003 Class A

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Videos

Outdated methods of malware detection leave crucial data at risk. Learn how McAfee solutions can prevent advanced malware attacks and protect valued assets.

Malware is becoming more evasive than ever before, making sandbox detection difficult. Ensure your team catches stealth, zero-day malware with McAfee Advanced Threat Defense.

Jon Oltsik, Sr. Principle analyst, Security at ESG talks about today’s trends in advanced malware, detection options, and the importance of integration between endpoint and network solutions for protection, context and increased ability to respond. Jon shares his impression of McAfee Advanced Threat Defense.

Awards / Reviews

McAfee Advanced Threat Defense Test Results
McAfee Advanced Threat Defense Test Results

AV-TEST performed a test of the McAfee Advanced Threat Defense appliance to determine its malware detection capabilities.

CRN Ranks McAfee in their 2013 Top 25 Best Companies to Partner With
CRN Ranks McAfee in their 2013 Top 25 Best Companies to Partner With

Ranked by IT solution providers (SPs), CRN Research ranks the Top 25 must-have technology suppliers from a list of nearly 230 companies in 12 product categories that SPs need to consider when formalizing their partnerships today and for the future. 1,000 unique SPs of all types and sizes were surveyed.

SC Magazine
SC Magazine Readers Trust Awards – Best APT Protection

SC Magazine selects McAfee as a finalist for the Readers Trust Awards — Best Advanced Persisten Threat (APT) Protection category.

Related Products

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McAfee Threat Intelligence Exchange
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Resources

Infographics

The Top 20 Critical Controls for Effective Cyber Defense

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Deeper Inspection. Better Threat Protection.

Malware is becoming more complicated, covert, and clever. Your threat defense needs to have just as cunning of a response.

Bury Threats Before They Bury Your Business

Bury threats with McAfee’s Network Security Platform comprehensive signature-less approach to malware detection.

Take An Integrated Approach To Advanced Threats

With today's advanced malware threats, IT departments need to expand their coverage with an appropriately configured security infrastructure. Finding, freezing and fixing advanced exploits fast requires a fully integrated, well managed approach to IT security.

Reports

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.

McAfee Advanced Threat Defense Test Results

AV-TEST performed a test of the McAfee Advanced Threat Defense appliance to determine its malware detection capabilities.

ESG Lab Validation Report: McAfee Advanced Threat Defense

This ESG Lab Validation report documents hands-on testing of McAfee Advanced Threat Defense, a key component of McAfee’s end-to-end solution for addressing advanced malware. Testing was designed to explore how the solution accurately detects advanced malware using a layered approach, the speed and effectiveness of responding to an attack, and the operational efficiencies of this integrated solution.

Webtorials State-of-the Market Report: Doing Battle with Advanced Malware

While enterprises appear to be aware of advanced malware and its security challenges, the measures to defend against it need some attention and investment. This report presents survey results that gauge enterprise awareness of advanced malware and what’s measures are being taken to defend against it.

McAfee IPS Appliance Test

AV-TEST performed a review of McAfee’s IPS solution for the enterprise to determine malware detection and blocking capabilities.

The Economic Impact of Cybercrime and Cyber Espionage

This report discusses how to estimate the cost of malicious cyber activity, and its effect on trade, technology and competitiveness.

Solution Briefs

Advanced Threat Defense for Next-Generation Firewalls

Next-generation firewalls certainly offer expanded network security for branch offices and remote locations, but they can’t find and block stealthy, advanced malware. Through the Security Connected approach from McAfee, Advanced Threat Defense and McAfee Next Generation Firewall work hand-in-hand to find and freeze today’s evasive and targeted cyberattacks.

Security in Unison

McAfee Threat Intelligence Exchange and McAfee Advanced Threat Defense work together to provide enterprises with automated, adaptive threat response, which reduces time-to-containment of malicious files. The moment a file is convicted, the entire security infrastructure is informed and updated immediately, providing greatly enhanced visibility and control, from endpoint to network.

McAfee Delivers Comprehensive Threat Protection for the Financial Services Industry

This solution brief explains how the McAfee Security Connected approach provides advanced threat protection for the financial services industry and prevents targeted attacks.

Advanced Threat Defense for Network IPS

Many of today’s unknown, zero-day threats evade traditional signature-based defenses. The addition of third-party sandbox appliances can help, but they have several limitations: high cost of deployment, reliance on a generic virtualized environments, and limited analysis techniques, making the sandbox vulnerable to crafty malware designed to bypass analysis. McAfee Network Security Platform IPS and McAfee Advanced Threat Defense work together to find sophisticated threats, freeze them so they cannot infiltrate, and fix the damage done.

Advanced Threat Defense for the Email Gateway

Email is a vital communication vehicle for just about every business these days—and it is also a key threat vector for cybercrooks who are looking to steal valuable data or execute inbound attacks. As part of our unified, integrated Security Connected framework, McAfee Email Gateway and McAfee Advanced Threat Defense work together to find and freeze new, unknown, and stealthy advanced threats. For a complete end-to-end solution, add McAfee Real Time to the mix to quickly identify and fix systems impacted by advanced malware.

McAfee Advanced Threat Defense for McAfee Web Gateway

Social networks, cloud applications, and content-sharing sites have become essential business tools and IT organizations are struggling to make them safely accessible from inside and outside the corporate environment. Read this Solution Brief and see how McAfee Threat Defense for McAfee Web Gateway helps overcome the obstacles.

McAfee Advanced Threat Defense: Services solutions for Managed Service Providers (MSP)

IT organizations are focused on shifting budgets from capital expenditures (CAPEX) to operational expenditures (OPEX) in an environment where in-house investments can easily get outpaced by an increasingly sophisticated cybercrime ecosystem. McAfee Advanced Threat Defense can help you to differentiate your services and protect customers against zero-day attacks by offering the industry’s most comprehensive threat protection.

Advanced Malware: Protecting Federal Agencies with a Layered Defense Strategy

Determined cyberattackers are striking US federal agencies with malware that is both more malicious and smarter than ever before. This malware is targeted, stealthy, evasive, and adaptive—enabling these characteristics in advanced persistent threats. Sure, known threats are still with us, but lurking in their midst are complex zero-day attacks that elude traditional defenses such as signatures. We are faced with designer rootkits and Trojans that can hide and move around US government networks, go unnoticed for long periods of time as they do their dirty work, infiltrating those networks and systems to steal vital government and citizen data assets. It’s a big and continually evolving problem that must be foremost in the minds of those entrusted to secure our government’s most sensitive and vital information and communication assets.

Neutralize Advanced Threats

Each month brings new media coverage of a targeted attack against a business, government, or critical infrastructure operator previously considered “invulnerable.” As more organizations encounter advance malware issues - the cost, disruption, and public humiliation of data breaches and targeted attacks become an executive-level discussion. Comprehensive threat protection requires coordination of anti-malware technologies deployed with sensitivity to performance and risk.

Advanced Malware: Nowhere to Hide with a Layered Defense Strategy

Smart and malicious advanced malware is targeted stealthy, evasive, and adaptive. Sandboxing and other stand-alone products can't do the job on their own. This editorial brief explains why you need an arsenal of layered, integrated defenses to protect against these sophisticated threats.

Technology Blueprints

Find, Freeze, and Fix Advanced Threats

Your organization is asking for an advanced malware detection and response strategy that’s sophisticated and adaptive against hacker attacks. Several design trends in advanced malware security affect the performance, efficacy, cost, and management complexity of an overall solution. What’s your next step?

White Papers

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.

Preventing Targeted Attacks with McAfee's Advanced Threat Defense

In this white paper, IDC outlines McAfee Advanced Threat Defense (ATD) within the context of the specialized threat analysis and protection market. Our centralized approach to malware analysis, deep integrations across the product portfolio, and three-pronged focus on "Find, Freeze, Fix" as a way of dealing with threats is unique within the market and provides a more holistic approach than other detection-oriented products.

Conquer the Top 20 Critical Security Controls

The strength of the Critical Security Controls (CSCs) is their ability to reflect the consensus of successful experiences captured and refined over multiple revisions. The CSCs help organizations break down operational silos by providing a pragmatic blueprint detailing where to focus efforts to achieve the greatest results. This white paper maps the quick wins within the first five CSCs to associated McAfee products, services, and partner solution capabilities — all part of the Security Connected platform.

Build a Better Sandbox

As malware becomes more sophisticated and evasive, new technologies are emerging to uncover threats no matter how well they’re camouflaged. This white paper proposes a logical design strategy for dynamic malware analysis that optimizes detection effectiveness, efficiency, and economics.

Advanced Targeted Attacks: It Takes a System

Adaptive intelligence and real-time communications orchestrate protection in the McAfee Security Connected Platform.

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