Acquires Sandboxing Technology, Integrates and Enhances Security Connected Products to Extend Lead in Defense Against Malware
RSA Conference 2013
SAN FRANCISCO, February 26, 2013 – RSA CONFERENCE – McAfee today announced that it has acquired from LynuxWorks, Incorporated, the ValidEdge sandboxing technology that identifies sophisticated, hard-to-detect malware, to broaden its anti-malware portfolio and further strengthen the McAfee Security Connected approach. McAfee also announced more than 30 malware-focused product enhancements that will extend the company’s lead in comprehensive malware protection.
The acquired technology provides advanced threat detection by running suspected malware in a “sandbox” and learning what impact a suspected malware sample will have on an endpoint. This new technology further strengthens McAfee’s current anti-malware offerings that have been proven as best in class at identifying day zero attacks.
Unlike other sandboxing solutions, this new technology, when integrated with McAfee’s other network and endpoint anti-malware products, will automatically block future attacks by convicted malware samples. It will also provide signature information so that already infected endpoints can be remediated automatically by McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO). McAfee plans to deliver the first product that integrates the new sandboxing technology in the second half of 2013.
A single point product cannot deliver comprehensive malware protection. The only way to effectively combat the onslaught of malware threats now numbering close to 100,000 per day1 is through an integrated, end-to-end, holistically-managed approach to security. To support that comprehensive approach, McAfee has made over 30 significant anti malware product enhancements including the following:
“According to our research, 59% of enterprise security professionals believe that they have been targeted by an advanced persistent threat,” said Tony Prigmore, senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. “An integrated approach that includes network, endpoint, threat intelligence, and other security aspects is needed to help thwart advanced threats.”
McAfee’s comprehensive malware protection is based on the McAfee Security Connected platform, which helps customers improve security posture, optimize security for greater cost effectiveness, and align security strategically with business initiatives. McAfee is taking an orchestrated approach to protect against malware by intelligently applying the best technologies at the right time and in the right place to thoroughly analyze and respond to suspicious files, web sites, email messages, and networks. Best-of-breed approaches and competitive solutions either create security loopholes or cause unnecessary business delays.
“McAfee has been investing in technology to help our customers protect against malware for 20 years,” said Pat Calhoun, senior vice president and general manager of network security at McAfee. “We are now extending our lead in malware protection by continuing to invest in new products and product enhancements. Point products can’t provide adequate protection against these advanced attacks, which is why McAfee is delivering an integrated, multi layered, managed solution that provides comprehensive malware protection across endpoints and networks.”
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1 McAfee Labs, Q4 2012 Threat Report