First SIEM Product to Make Department of Defense’s Approved Products List
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — July 31, 2014 — McAfee, part of Intel Security Group and a leading provider of comprehensive security solutions to the U.S. federal government, today announced that McAfee’s Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution, including McAfee Enterprise Security Manager and supporting products, has been named to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Unified Capabilities Approved Products List (UC APL). McAfee’s is the first and only SIEM to be added to the UC APL, which also includes additional McAfee products.
UC APL is the list of approved vendors and products that have met the stringent criteria the DoD sets for its service and solution providers. The McAfee Enterprise Security Manager solution gives federal agencies the ability to detect, analyze, prioritize and mitigate hidden threats in real time using actionable security intelligence and a high performance SIEM. To make this list, the products were subjected to an extensive series of tests against criteria known as the Security Technical Implementation Guide, whereby the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) thoroughly evaluated, tested and certified the McAfee SIEM solution for the new unified DoD certification.
McAfee Enterprise Security Manager provides continuous monitoring and visibility into systems, networks, databases and applications throughout an IT infrastructure. With this certification, it is now interoperable with other components of the DoD’s network infrastructure, meaning agencies who need SIEM can purchase and implement it today.
“The increasing complexity and volume of security data requires a tool that can analyze and respond to potential threats in real time,” said Scott Montgomery, vice president and chief technology officer for McAfee’s Public Sector. “With McAfee Enterprise Security Manager, security administrators will be able to quickly detect, understand, prioritize and respond to threats efficiently and effectively. This accreditation is a major validation of our commitment to provide world-class products that have passed a rigorous DoD certification program.”
The McAfee SIEM is increasingly vital to the cybersecurity postures of other government agencies as well. SIEM capabilities are central to the Continuous Diagnostic and Mitigation (CDM) program to revamp civilian government agencies' security approach, as CDM emphasizes management visibility and control for network operators. Civilian agencies choosing McAfee Enterprise Security Manager will have the assurance that the tool has met the rigorous requirements of DISA and the JITC.
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