Social media is now an essential business tool that extends across all departments at your company. Marketing uses it to engage directly with global audiences, sales employs it to cultivate new prospects, and human resources relies on it to bring in the best candidates.
But the reach, flexibility, and ease of use of social media platforms can also increase risks, including exposure to malware, data loss, and other high-cost incidents that directly impact your company’s reputation and brand.
The Security Connected framework from McAfee makes it possible to embrace social media activities safely, while mitigating these evolving risks. This solution guide examines the importance of implementing application-aware controls that give you critical granular management over how specific groups and individuals at your company interact with social media applications. It also details the value of comprehensive data protection solutions that monitor how your company information is shared online, detecting and blocking the posting of sensitive data, and explains why it is critical to employ strong, reputation-based antimalware and antivirus protection to help block both known and emerging threats.
The McAfee EMM platform blends mobile device management with policy-managed endpoint security and compliance reporting in a seamless system, integrating smartphones and tablets into enterprise networks and security management.
McAfee endpoint security solutions provide a layered defense to protect PCs, providing antimalware and antivirus defenses, encryption, access control, and safe web browsing features.
To provide secured, encrypted HTTP traffic that follows corporate guidelines, the McAfee solution uses McAfee Web Gateway for HTTPS decryption, certificate management, and deep content and malware inspection.
To enable the secure and controlled use of social media in the workplace, McAfee recommends a layered approach, including firewall and data loss prevention (DLP) built around a solid web proxy solution. With McAfee security solutions, enterprises can address bandwidth concerns around the use of social media, encourage the productive use of time among employees, scan for malware, filter HTTPS content, and stop data leakage.
McAfee provides a series of complementary endpoint and network solutions that protect the endpoint in a non-invasive manner. These situational, connection, and behaviorally aware controls create a rigid perimeter inside and outside of the operating system, without causing performance degradation that generates a negative end-user perception.
The McAfee approach to database security monitors database activity and changes, offers protected auditing tools, enables virtual patching to avoid database downtime, and provides compliance and regulatory templates.
To block outsiders attempting to steal your valuables, McAfee offers robust antispam and antimalware, with real-time threat assessments by McAfee Global Threat Intelligence, minimizing the chance that your users will receive or click on phishing emails or malicious attachments that could open your infrastructure to a targeted attack.
Provide effective security for laptops. McAfee protects laptops with a solution that integrates antimalware, data loss prevention, data protection, safe web browsing features, and complete visibility and control that enables IT to deploy security updates on laptops, regardless of the Internet connection.
Explore and embrace new options for using the cloud. McAfee technologies secure cloud-based communications with a risk-based approach that helps businesses to safely use web and email channels, protect against data leakage and intellectual property loss, and reduce support and audit costs.
Conquer performance issues related to implementing antivirus solutions in virtualized desktop infrastructures (VDI). McAfee offers a practical way to efficiently integrate antivirus in VDI by offloading virtual desktop antivirus operations to a centralized system and integrating VDI security with the broader enterprise security infrastructure.