McAfee MVISION Cloud First CASB Solution to achieve AWS Security Competency

By on Apr 25, 2019

When it comes to cloud adoption, infrastructure-as-a-Service, or IaaS is the fastest growing public cloud segment, growing at twice the CAGR of SaaS.

Amazon Web Services (AWS), a leader in the IaaS market, offers a broad set of global compute, storage, database, analytics, application, and deployment services that help organizations move faster, lower IT costs, and scale applications. Like most cloud providers, AWS operates under a shared responsibility model. AWS takes care of security ‘of’ the cloud while AWS customers are responsible for security ‘in’ the cloud, including their applications, data, and access to them.

McAfee MVISION Cloud for AWS is the first Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) to achieve AWS Security Competency. This means we “…have demonstrated success in building products and solutions on AWS to support customers in multiple areas”.  MVISION Cloud supports AWS customers primarily in the area of Infrastructure Security, which is “designed to identify and protect your applications and data from cyber-attacks and other advanced threats vectors”.  For example, customers can deploy MVISION Cloud for AWS to enable:

  • Continuous monitoring for misconfiguration and compliance
  • Activity monitoring for anomalies and threat actors using machine learning models (UEBA)
  • DLP scanning for sensitive data
  • Discovery of rogue account activity i.e. Shadow IT

The AWS Security Competency Program identifies AWS Partner Network (APN) partners who help customers secure their AWS Infrastructure and custom applications. Qualified partners achieve AWS Competency by having a strong overall AWS practice, showcasing customer success, and demonstrating technical readiness. McAfee is committed to working with AWS to design solutions that complement the security AWS offers “for” the cloud, helping customers fulfil their responsibility for security “in” the cloud.

In addition to achieving Security Competency, MVISION Cloud has been granted the “Well Architected” designation, which means AWS architects have vetted our solution against a rigorous and lengthy architecture and standards process to ensure it is “high-performing, resilient, and efficient”.

The entire suite of MVISION Cloud products are now available on the AWS Marketplace and can be purchased directly from the AWS or AWS Channel Partners.

The AWS Marketplace streamlines the purchasing model, making it easier for customers to rapidly deploy products, like MVISION Cloud, into their AWS stack. AWS customers also benefit from having a one-stop-shop in the AWS Marketplace to simplify billing and procurement.

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