McAfee Threat Intelligence Exchange

McAfee Threat Intelligence Exchange

Adaptive threat prevention

Overview

McAfee Threat Intelligence Exchange delivers a cohesive framework where security products collectively pinpoint threats and act as a unified threat defense system providing security resilience and immunity to infections. Threat Intelligence Exchange significantly optimizes threat prevention by narrowing the gap from encounter to containment from days, weeks, and months down to milliseconds.

Apply the power of knowledge — Threat Intelligence Exchange makes it possible for administrators to easily tailor comprehensive threat intelligence from multiple intelligence data sources. This customization empowers administrators to assemble, override, and tune the intelligence source information so that they can modify protection for their environment and organization.

Orchestrate in real time — Threat Intelligence Exchange is the first solution to use the McAfee data exchange layer, a bidirectional communications fabric enabling security intelligence, and adaptive security through product integration simplicity and context sharing. The data exchange layer (DXL) supports the automatic configuration of products, reducing errors and eliminating effort to lower implementation and operational costs of integration.

Supercharge existing endpoint protection — Threat Intelligence Exchange provides breakthrough endpoint protection, using McAfee VirusScan Enterprise to make accurate file execution decisions. Endpoints will also be protected based on malware detected by network gateways, while network gateways block access based on endpoint convictions.

SIEM tools are key to improving incident response

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Advanced targeted attacks: It takes a system

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Features & Benefits

Comprehensive threat intelligence

McAfee Threat Intelligence Exchange makes it possible for administrators to easily tailor comprehensive threat intelligence from global data sources, such as McAfee Global Threat Intelligence (GTI) and third-party feeds, with local threat intelligence sourced from real-time and historical event data coming from endpoints, gateways, and other security components.

Immediate visibility into the presence of advanced targeted attacks

The McAfee data exchange layer enables security components to dynamically join the McAfee Threat Intelligence Exchange. Shared insights bring deeper awareness of the threats targeting an organization. Attacks are discovered through the endpoints, gateways, and other security components united in providing real-time surveillance.

Proactive threat protection

Threat details collected from malware encounters at endpoints and network gateways can propagate through the data exchange layer in milliseconds, educating all security components to proactively immunize against newly detected threats.

Unmatched operational effectiveness lowers security cost of ownership

While increasing security resiliency, security cost of ownership is lowered by extending existing McAfee security detection, prevention, and analytic technology investments to proactively and efficiently protect your organization as soon as a threat is revealed.

System Requirements

McAfee Threat Intelligence Exchange consists of the following components:

  • McAfee Threat Intelligence Exchange Server 1.0
  • McAfee Data Exchange Layer Client 1.0
  • McAfee Threat Intelligence Exchange Module 1.0 for VSE

Additional requirements for McAfee Threat Intelligence Exchange include:

  • McAfee Endpoint Protection
    • McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.8, Patch 4 with Hotfix 929019
  • McAfee Security Management
    • McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator 5.1.1
  • Virtualization Infrastructure
    • VMWare ESXi 5.1.0 and above (McAfee Threat Intelligence Exchange Server is a hardened virtual appliance delivered as an OVA that is pre-configured with 16 GB of RAM and 8CPU)

Videos

Videos

McAfee Threat Intelligence Exchange integrates, automates, and simplifies to decisively reduce TCO and optimize enterprise security. It eliminates complexity, provides instantaneous speed, and illuminated knowledge that can lower operating costs while streamlining protection and response ― all while freeing valuable security team resources.

Resources

Infographics

Connected Security Yields Smarter Defenses

Stop emerging threats with applied knowledge — everywhere, instantly.

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.

Solution Briefs

McAfee Enterprise Security Manager and McAfee Threat Intelligence Exchange

There’s no doubt that organizations face significant challenges protecting their intellectual property and critical assets from the emerging threats that target their environments. This solutions brief highlights how McAfee® Enterprise Security Manager and McAfee Threat Intelligence Exchange work together to provide organizations with exactly what they need to fight today’s advanced threats.

McAfee Threat Intelligence Exchange and Endpoint Protection

McAfee Threat Intelligence Exchange and McAfee Advanced Threat Defense work together to provide enterprises with automated, adaptive threats 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.

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.

White Papers

Advanced Targeted Attacks: It Takes a System

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

Community

Blogs

  • New McAfee Security Suites for SMB
    McAfee Enterprise - October 22, 2014

    Small businesses often lack IT resources, yet are plagued by the same security issues that large corporations face in today’s increasingly complex threat landscape. Threats do not discriminate against company size, and neither should security; all companies deserve access to industry-leading protection. As a part of our mission to make security available to all, we’re […]

    The post New McAfee Security Suites for SMB appeared first on McAfee.

  • 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 […]

    The post How to Protect Your Users against POODLE appeared first on McAfee.

  • 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 […]

    The post How Cybersecurity Can Unlock the Potential of E-Voting: A Pivot to the Positive appeared first on McAfee.

  • 5 Things You Won’t Want to Miss at McAfee FOCUS 14
    McAfee Enterprise - October 16, 2014

    Viva Las Vegas! It is once again time for our annual security conference, McAfee FOCUS. In less than two weeks the biggest and brightest minds in security will unite in Las Vegas to discuss everything from web and email protection to the latest in network security. Between the increasing market for connected devices and the […]

    The post 5 Things You Won’t Want to Miss at McAfee FOCUS 14 appeared first on McAfee.

  • 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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