Cloud computing provides tremendous benefits to organizations of all sizes. For small and mid-sized businesses, cloud computing allows time-constrained IT teams to operate more efficiently. For large enterprises, the cloud provides the ability to scale up or down to respond quickly to changing market conditions. Businesses of all sizes can leverage the cloud to increase innovation and collaboration. Yet many organizations are hesitant to fully leverage the benefits of the cloud, citing concerns regarding data loss and unauthorized access, and are reluctant to rely on cloud providers to solve these challenges.
McAfee Cloud Security helps organizations safely and confidently leverage secure cloud computing services and solutions. Rather than adopting the unique — and sometimes unknown — security practices and policies of each cloud vendor, McAfee Cloud Security allows businesses to extend and apply their own access and security policies into the cloud by securing all the data traffic moving between the enterprise and the cloud, as well as data being stored in the cloud.
The Intel-owned security company has been preaching cloud security measures since before the cloud truly formed. McAfee’s central cloud piece is the Cloud Security Platform, which secures content and data—e-mail, Web and identity—as it moves to and from the cloud.
These technologies are deployed to protect data and/or applications deployed in a cloud environment. They may also protect the cloud computing infrastructure itself.
McAfee Email Protection provides the ultimate in security and flexibility. Whether you are looking for an onsite edge solution with McAfee Email Gateway, or leveraging the cloud with McAfee SaaS Email Protection & Continuity, or an integrated hybrid combination of the two, Email Protection empowers you to deploy email security the way that best fits your current and future needs. Security is delivered from McAfee Labs, providing the most comprehensive Global Threat Intelligence.
McAfee Web Protection combines advanced web security, controls, and deployment flexibility. Whether you are looking for the control of an onsite solution with McAfee Web Gateway, the ease of Security-as-a-Service (SaaS) management with McAfee SaaS Web Protection, or a hybrid combination of the two, McAfee Web Protection empowers you to deploy web security the way that best fits your current and future needs.
McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention (DLP) safeguards intellectual property and ensures compliance by protecting sensitive data wherever it lives – on the network, in storage systems, or at the endpoint, while saving time and money with centralized deployment, management, and reporting.
McAfee Database Activity Monitoring stops attacks in real time, delivers sophisticated audit reports to help meet compliance requirements, and eases vulnerability remediation with virtual patching technology. McAfee's memory-based Activity Sensor architecture allows for highly scalable, reliable database protection across both physical and virtual environments. Sensors can be automatically provisioned and customers can monitor managed services in-house.
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Editorial brief by Scott Chasin, McAfee Chief Technology Officer, SaaS, McAfee.
In a May 2013 survey by SC Magazine, 160 readers were asked about their Cloud security services and needs. This report outlines the results.