McAfee Application Data Monitor

McAfee Application Data Monitor

Detect fraud, data loss, and hidden threats with application-layer inspection

Overview

The McAfee Application Data Monitor appliance advances security and compliance beyond the limits of log management by monitoring all the way to the application layer. You can fully inspect application contents to achieve the deepest visibility into how your network is being used. It decodes an entire application session to Layer 7, providing a full analysis of everything from the underlying protocols and session integrity all the way up to the contents of the application (such as the text of an email or its attachments). This level of detail allows accurate analysis of real application use, while also enabling you to enforce application use policies and detect malicious, covert traffic.

Identify data loss and compliance violations — The Application Data Monitor appliance detects when sensitive information is being transmitted inside email attachments, instant messages, file transfers, HTTP posts, or any other application, notifying you immediately and mitigating any loss. You can detect these sensitive data types, alert appropriate personnel, and log the transgression to maintain an audit trail for compliance audit requirements.

Detect application-layer threats — New, sophisticated threats exploit the vulnerabilities in common business applications to penetrate your network and export sensitive data. While these application-layer threats are difficult to detect using traditional firewalls and intrusion detection and intrusion prevention systems, the Application Data Monitor appliance is able to look into the entire contents of an application — including the underlying protocols — to detect hidden payloads, malware, and even covert communication channels.

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Features & Benefits

Capture full session detail of all violations

Go beyond application flow monitoring to decode the entire application session, all the way to Layer 7.

Leverage pre-built detection rules for regulated and sensitive data

Monitor access to and use of sensitive information such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, and bank routing numbers out of the box, or customize the McAfee Application Data Monitor appliance’s detection capabilities by defining your own dictionaries of sensitive and confidential information.

Document a complete audit trail of application events for compliance

Preserve all details of application sessions that violate policies for use in incident response, forensics, and compliance audits.

Avoid interference with application performance and latency

Deploy Application Data Monitor as a passive SPAN port for passive monitoring, with no risk to an application's operation, performance, or reliability.

Add application insight into McAfee Enterprise Security Manager

Use McAfee Enterprise Security Manager as a central resource and interface for all monitoring and compliance activities and use application contents in event correlation and other advanced SIEM functions.

System Requirements

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

McAfee Application Data Monitor

Hardware Appliance Specifications*
McAfee Application Data Monitor 3460 McAfee Application Data Monitor 1260
Collection Rates 1 Gbps1 500 Mbps1
Local Storage 1.8 TB2 + 240 GB SSD3 1 TB2

McAfee Application Data Monitor

Virtual Appliance Specifications*
McAfee Application Data Monitor 12 Core VM McAfee Application Data Monitor 8 Core VM
Collection Rates 500 Mbps1 200 Mbps1
Recommended Storage 500 GB2 + 240 GB SSD3 250 GB2

 

  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

City of Chicago

The City of Chicago’s recently formed Information Security Office (ISO) is charged with overseeing cybersecurity across all areas of the city, including critical infrastructure within the water, aviation, and public safety departments.

Highlights
  • Maximized staff resources.
  • Malware incidents reduced by 2,000%.
  • Centralized management and analysis.
  • Integrated security event logging that captures events throughout the environment.

Eagle Rock Energy

Eagle Rock Energy Partners is an energy company focused on upstream activities, including oil and gas drilling, production, and development. Eagle Rock has working oil and gas properties and development opportunities in the midcontinent area, Permian, and southeast regions of Texas, as well as Oklahoma, Arkansas, Southern Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

Highlights
  • Integrated security architecture paves the way for business expansion.
  • Comprehensive threat detection ensures that security events from every source are noted and logged.
  • The combination of McAfee Web Gateway and McAfee Advanced Threat Defense thwarts inbound threats from the Internet.
  • Intrusion prevention monitors both external and internal activity.

Government of New Brunswick

When taken as a whole, GNB represents a very large and successful deployment of McAfee® security solutions.

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.

Macquarie Telecom

McAfee solutions offer integrated protection from distributed denial-of service (DDoS) threats at the Macquarie Telecom perimeter.

Highlights
  • Fully integrated security platform easily managed from a central dashboard.
  • Visibility and control for clients over their hosted security environments.
  • Competitive advantage through partnership with a trusted technology provider.

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

State of Alaska

The State of Alaska saved money by consolidating with McAfee products.

Highlights
  • Saved a projected $3.8 million and improved operational and team efficiency
  • Dramatically improved security posture without increasing headcount
  • Allowed for greater budget predictability with the flexibility to adapt and grow security as needs change

State of Colorado

McAfee ePO software enables State of Colorado to administer everything from virus scans to the agent that pulls inventory for software and more.

Highlights
  • Aggressively achieved first five controls per set goal
  • Ability to administer virus scans and obtain software inventory with McAfee ePO software
  • Vulnerability ranking within McAfee Enterprise Security Manager allows for more immediate and effective remediation

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.

The Standard for a Vastly Improved Security Posture

McAfee SIEM reduces administrative, analytic, and compliance time.

Highlights
  • Provides the highest level of visibility and situational awareness to protect critical information and infrastructure
  • Achieves PCI compliance
  • Leverages virtual machines in the McAfee security infrastructure.

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%.

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Data Sheets

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McAfee Solution Services

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Reports

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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