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.

SIEM tools are key to improving incident response

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McAfee is a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM

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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.

Demos / Tutorials

Demos

Built for big security data, McAfee Global Threat Intelligence for McAfee Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) puts the power of McAfee Labs directly into the security monitoring flow using McAfee’s high-speed, highly intelligent security information and event management (SIEM) solution.

Awards / Reviews

Gartner
McAfee 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 analyze security event data in real time for internal and external threat management, and to collect, store, analyze and report on log data for regulatory compliance and forensics. The vendors that are included in Gartner’s analysis have technologies that have been designed for this purpose, and they actively market and sell these technologies to the security buying center.

Customer Stories

Airport Cologne Bonn

The Cologne Bonn Airport is optimizing its IT security with the help of the SIEM solution from McAfee.

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

McAfee

McAfee integrates NitroSecurity products into its portfolio, improving its SIEM offering.

Highlights
  • Significantly shortens time to analyze security events from four to six days to less than 10 minutes
  • Decreases time to produce PCI compliance reports from eight to 12 hours to 10 minutes
  • Saves administrative time and manual maintenance while eliminating unnecessary activities
  • Facilitates disaster recovery and allows for proper use of virtual machines
  • Improves the organization’s overall security posture in the industry

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) offers programs in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, biomedicine and health sciences.

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

Volusion

Volusion creates comprehensive and scalable security and compliance strategies with McAfee SIEM.

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

Wüstenrot Gruppe

Wüstenrot selected McAfee ESM model ETM-4600-ELM. With the ability to log at least 1,000 events per second (EPS), McAfee ESM was the ideal choice to meet Wüstenrot’s requirements.

Highlights
  • Implementation in only 15 days
  • High-performance, accurate logging of data from 100 sources
  • Handling of more than 1,000 events per minute
  • Robust log archiving and encryption capabilities
  • Configurable dashboards to support a full range of data types and reporting

Resources

Brochures

Focus on 5 - Threat Intelligence SIEM Requirements

McAfee spoke with customers about integrating SIEM with Threat Intelligence and how it helped their effort to mitigate bad actors.

Data Sheets

SIEM Solutions from McAfee

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Advanced Correlation Engine

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McAfee Collector Plug-in

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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 Positioned in Leaders Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for SIEM

Broad adoption of SIEM technology is being driven by the need to detect threats and breaches, as well as by compliance needs. Early breach discovery requires effective user activity, data access and application activity monitoring. Vendors are improving threat intelligence and security analytics. Leading analyst firm Gartner has placed McAfee as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management.

[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. 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.]

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

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.

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.

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

Investigate Data Breaches

McAfee enables enterprises to collect, analyze, and preserve security forensic information. With a solution that includes content- and context-aware SIEM, McAfee provides alerts to security events, as well analysis on how the attacked occurred, affected users, and compromised data — so you can better understand the severity of a security breach.

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

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.

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.

Achieving Security through Compliance - Part 1: Policies, plans, and procedures

This is the first part of a six-part series on compliance-driven security. 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.

The Big Security Data Challenge

This paper addresses the Big Security Data challenge and highlights the key criteria organizations need to consider for processing security information in light of today’s dynamic threat landscape.

Continuous Compliance: Is It a Reality?

In this paper, we explore the subject of continuous compliance versus audit-driven compliance, as well as how an ongoing approach to compliance makes compliance a positive force for securing data and systems.

Security Information and Event Management

McAfee EDB data management technology handles all of these SIEM/logging requirements. It is designed, implemented, maintained, and tested by our world-class in-house development team to meet the demanding requirements of SIEM/logging and leverage all of the capabilities of appropriate emerging technologies such as modern operating systems, multicore CPUs, solid state and RAM drives, and large amounts of main memory.

Community

Blogs

  • New McAfee Security Suites for SMB
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  • How to Protect Your Users against POODLE
    Rees Johnson - October 20, 2014

    POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) is the latest Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) vulnerability to be uncovered. This vulnerability, which was discovered by researchers at Google, affects SSL 3.0, an older protocol which is still supported by browsers and web servers for backward compatibility. The vulnerability can be exploited by a hacker to obtain […]

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  • How Cybersecurity Can Unlock the Potential of E-Voting: A Pivot to the Positive
    Tom Gann - October 17, 2014

    McAfee recently worked with the Atlantic Council to launch a report in Washington, D.C. on how cybersecurity can help enable e-voting. The launch event, which featured a diverse panel of speakers, was illuminating and is continuing to ignite interest from the media. We’re delighted, of course, but not just because of the possibilities for e-voting. Even […]

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  • 5 Things You Won’t Want to Miss at McAfee FOCUS 14
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  • Looking Ahead to a More Connected Future
    Pat Calhoun - October 15, 2014

    In my last posting, I celebrated the 25 year history of the firewall and how its technology has evolved from simple packet filtering in the 1980’s, to the first intrusion prevention systems in the 1990’s, to fully application-aware next-generation firewalls in the mid-2000’s.  Now the stage is set for what I believe will be the […]

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