Today’s threats are more sophisticated and targeted than ever, and they’re growing at an unprecedented rate. Both malicious URLs and malware have grown almost six-fold in the last two years, and last year saw more new malware than all prior years combined. With the increased threat of criminals mining for consumer and corporate data, the efficiency of your security must be a priority.
With a global research footprint, McAfee Labs provides the most comprehensive Global Threat Intelligence in the industry. Backed by a portfolio of more than 400 patents and a network of millions of sensors spanning the Internet, McAfee Labs delivers unparalleled protection against both known and emerging threats via a complete suite of security products.
Because of its broad product footprint, McAfee Labs has visibility into all key threat vectors, as well as into application and system vulnerabilities across the IT landscape. McAfee Global Threat Intelligence is based on the collection and correlation of data from and across all key threat vectors, including file, web, email, and network. This protection provides visibility into online dangers, such as botnets and DNS attacks.
Threat intelligence leadership
With more than 20 years of security research experience, McAfee Labs is at the forefront of real-time threat intelligence. McAfee Labs began as McAfee AVERT Labs, an industry-leading security research organization focused on identifying and tracking burgeoning malware threats. Through a series of strategic acquisitions and global expansion of the research team, AVERT Labs broadened its threat research scope to cover web, email, and network security, as well as the complete range of emerging vulnerabilities. This comprehensive security research foundation enables today’s McAfee Labs to deliver comprehensive, real-time Global Threat Intelligence via a complete suite of McAfee security products.
Year after year, McAfee ranks at the top of independent security testing organizations’ assessments of security vendors. We are most often cited for our high threat detection and low false positive rates. While testing is an important way to judge a product’s efficacy, the real proof is in our ability to protect against real-world attacks. We see and prevent billions of threats each day; in fact, in a recent independent study, we were the only one among top security vendors whose anti-malware engine correctly thwarted what was one of the most significant electronic intellectual property heists in history, Operation Aurora.