Announcing the McAfee CloudTrust Program: A New Milestone in Cloud Security

By on Jan 28, 2014

Over a year ago, McAfee (formerly Skyhigh Networks) established the CloudTrust Program to provide customers with objective and comprehensive assessment of a cloud service’s security capabilities. Today, we are excited to publicly announce the McAfee CloudTrust Program and its highest rated rated cloud services.

Security Audits are Expensive

The genesis of the program was feedback from over 120 CIOs and CISOs on their cloud security challenges as they sought to enable cloud services for their employees. One of their primary challenges was the time and effort required to perform a detailed cloud security assessment for the numerous services requested by their employees. According to one CISO, the company was spending an average of $20,000 to perform a basic security evaluation for each cloud service.

The McAfee CloudTrust Program provides an extensive, impartial, and current analysis of security capabilities based on detailed set of criteria developed in conjunction with the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). Specifically, McAfee analyzes over 50 different data, user, device, service, business, and legal attributes for each cloud service.

Which Services are Rated McAfee Enterprise-Ready™?

Only the services that fully satisfy the most stringent requirements for data protection, identity verification, service security, business practices, and legal protection are awarded the McAfee Enterprise-Ready™ rating.

Of the thousands of cloud services used by employees, only 11% have earned the McAfee Enterprise-Ready rating. These include cloud leaders like: Adobe EchosignAppceleratorBambooHRBirstBoxCisco WebExCollabNetDocuSignGainsightHost AnalyticsHubSpotInformaticaJive SoftwareLattice EnginesMarketoOktaPing IdentityRingCentralSalesforceServiceNowYammerYesware, and Zuora.

According to Brian Lillie, CIO of Equinix, “This is the kind of third-party validation that has been missing from the cloud applications and services industry. It enables IT and security teams to quickly evaluate the security capabilities of cloud services and allows cloud service providers to promote meaningful differentiation in the enterprise market. McAfee’s objective, third-party evaluation is a security best-practice we have implemented at Equinix and I envision that this program will become a critical part of the cloud service provider selection process for enterprises in the months ahead.”

Look up CloudTrust™ Ratings for Your Cloud Services

Curious to learn more about the McAfee CloudTrust™ Program and see how we rate the cloud services used by your employees? Fill out a request McAfee CloudTrust™, and we will send you our CloudTrust™ Ratings for up to 3 cloud service providers for free.

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