Leading with Cloud Security, Empowering Enterprise Innovation

By on Feb 06, 2020

Call it ancient history—2012. When sanctioned apps ruled the day. Shadow IT lurked, well, in the shadows. And protecting the enterprise meant locking down the cloud. Then, true to the principles of Darwinian evolution, enterprises began to adapt to the new natural order.

Let the record show, 97% of enterprises in 2020 rely on the cloud for some combination of SaaS, IaaS, or PaaS solutions to power their enterprise. Which is why McAfee’s cloud-led strategy to serve the enterprise is centered on an organization’s ability to protect data and workloads, whether in use, in motion, or at rest. President and CEO of McAfee, Peter Leav, puts it this way, “We are in a new world. There is simply more. More networks, more endpoints, more users, more applications, more data, more cloud.”

SaaS solutions make the enterprise agile, whether via collaboration tools like Slack or Box, relationship management and marketing automation technologies like Salesforce, or technical management from companies like ServiceNow. Agility is the name of the game, and the enterprise that moves fastest wins the day. And with IaaS and PaaS enabled by the likes of AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform, the evolution of the enterprise only accelerates.

McAfee is proud to lead at the front of the cloud revolution. Our award-winning MVISION Cloud created the Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) category nearly a decade ago. And we’ve only built on our successes in the cloud from there, including 14 seminal patents (3X more than our nearest competitor). The Analyst community agrees—It’s gratifying to be named a Leader in reports by three influential analyst firms.

We built on our leadership in 2019 when McAfee acquired NanoSec, an innovator in zero-trust application visibility and security for multi-cloud environments. NanoSec enables organizations to secure applications once and run them on any cloud infrastructure at scale. But there’s more. NanoSec also provides McAfee cloud users the latest in container security. When you add NanoSec’s capabilities to McAfee’s existing cloud security portfolio, you can see that we now bring consistent data security, threat protection, governance, and compliance to virtually every element and every environment of the cloud.

Further proof of our cloud-led momentum unfolded in 2019 as MVISION Cloud was certified as a natively-integrated cloud solution for consumers, businesses, and governments by global leaders in the IaaS and PaaS arena. Specifically, McAfee was recognized by AWS as a Well-Architected Partner for our CASB and IPS solutions, as well as a Security Competency Partner for CASB, all to offer the same security controls available in a private data center. What’s more, AWS called out McAfee as an ISV Accelerator Partner for CASB, and an Amazon RDS Partner for McAfee Database Security. Microsoft likewise recognized our CASB leadership with its integration of MVISION Cloud with MS Teams. Microsoft and McAfee also partner through Office 365 Collaboration Controls to ensure security and compliance, and our virtual Advanced Threat Defense is on the Azure Marketplace. In November, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) announced MVISION Cloud’s integration into GCP for visibility and control of cloud resources. And McAfee is trusted by the U.S. government as a FedRAMP Moderate Authorized and FedRAMP Ready for FedRAMP High partner via our MVISION Cloud, Extended Threat Protection, Cloud Value Maturity, and End User Remediation solutions. We also enjoy FedRAMP Moderate In-Process status for MVISION Endpoint on the FedRAMP Marketplace.

Still, as rewarding as it is to be recognized by partners like AWS, MS, GCP, and FedRAMP, our customers’ successes are the real story. WEG is a perfect example. The multi-national manufacturing company headquartered in Brazil currently deploys McAfee® Client Proxy, McAfee® MVISION Cloud for Office 365, McAfee® Web Gateway, and McAfee® Web Gateway Cloud Service. This unified approach to cloud helps address WEG’s three biggest cybersecurity concerns, namely secure internet access, secure cloud access, and secure intellectual property. Pierre Pereira Rodrigues, CISO for WEG, puts it this way, “Our business users have been pushing for greater cloud adoption. Rather than wearing the ‘No, you can’t’ cybersecurity hat, we strive to say, ‘Let’s figure out how you can.’” The result is proof that a business can be innovative and not sacrifice security.

Maka Guerrero, Senior IT Security Analyst at Pacific Dental Services says, “MVISION Cloud allows us to have more flexibility on the fly than any other CASB on the market. The approach that McAfee is taking to secure the cloud aligns really well with our other partners like AWS and what they are trying to achieve, and it makes sense for our business goals.” A provider of administrative support to dental offices across the U.S., PDS deploys MVISION Cloud for AWS, MVISION Cloud for Box, MVISION Cloud for Custom Apps, MVISION Cloud for Office 365, MVISION Cloud for Salesforce, and MVISION Cloud for Shadow IT.

It’s customers like these—frontline defenders of this new digital age—who are writing tomorrow’s history, today. McAfee is proud to stand at their side even as our adversary pushes the limits of an equally Darwinian transformation of the threatscape.

With the scale, speed, and agility of the cloud on our side, let the new world continue to evolve.

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