Neutralize Advanced Threats

Fight complex malware in four steps: Detect, block, analyze, and respond.

Complex malware is commonplace. It features in opportunistic, generic keyloggers secreted on websites and custom concoctions built into targeted attacks. While advanced inline systems on endpoints and in the network can detect the overwhelming majority of malware, it’s almost inevitable that some dangerous code will slip through. Then what? For some, back-up controls shut down malicious activities on the endpoint using a range of application and OS-layer tools. What if these systems are missing or fail?

Few companies have the resources to deploy specialized monitoring tools and hire experts to capture and analyze anomalous code. Typically, nothing happens — until a breach or attack upsets the apple cart. Then, expensive specialists descend to determine what happened where, find any rotten apples, and define a recovery plan.

This cycle will become more frequent as off-the-black-market-shelf tool kits make complex malware accessible to every criminal. However, you can fight back using integrated and intelligent protections that mesh defenses and monitoring operations into a system.

This solution guide explains how existing antimalware in endpoints and the network must change to better detect, block, analyze, and respond to the full range of ingenuity in advanced malware. As long as malware remains the most potent tool in the cybercriminal’s tool kit, an integrated and systematic approach is your best defense.

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Technology Blueprints
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Essential Protection for PCs
McAfee endpoint security solutions provide a layered defense to protect PCs, providing antimalware and antivirus defenses, encryption, access control, and safe web browsing features.
Topics: Reference Architecture

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Fighting Rootkits
McAfee fights rootkits by using real-time memory and CPU protection, protecting against known and unknown attacks, and getting beneath the operating system.
Topics: Endpoint Protection, Reference Architecture

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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.
Topics: Reference Architecture

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Look Inside Network Traffic
The McAfee solution has two primary components: McAfee Firewall Enterprise and McAfee Network Security Platform. The McAfee Firewall and the IPS appliance both have add-on features that can optimize your visibility into the network. McAfee SIEM and other optional products help extend visibility and analytics to more aspects of network traffic.
Topics: Network Security, Reference Architecture

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Protect Your Databases
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.
Topics: Reference Architecture

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Protecting the Network Perimeter
McAfee protects the network perimeter with a solution that integrates firewall and network intrusion prevention. It effectively inspects inbound traffic at the network edge; leverages real-time file and network connection reputation data from McAfee Global Threat Intelligence; enforces policies; implements comprehensive antivirus, antispam, and encryption technologies; and inspects for emerging malware, zero-day attacks, botnets, denial-of-service attempts, and advanced targeted attacks.
Topics: Reference Architecture

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Securing and Controlling Laptops
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.
Topics: Reference Architecture

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