Public Cloud Security

Visibility and control of your applications and data in the public cloud: SaaS, IaaS, or PaaS.

Related Solutions: Hybrid Cloud Security

Secure Your Applications and Data in the Public Cloud with Integrated Security

An estimated 76% of enterprise organizations have adopted at least one public cloud service (SaaS, IaaS, or PaaS), such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Office 365, Microsoft Azure, Salesforce, and Box, with most using dozens. Trust in public cloud service providers is higher than ever with 62% of organizations storing personal customer information in the public cloud. But this trust comes with risk unless visibility and control of these cloud applications and data stored within them is within your grasp.

Company data and applications running on someone else’s infrastructure, such as AWS, can create confusion about who is responsible for what and how to secure your data and ensure compliance. Such heterogeneous infrastructure can be a burden for IT to discover usage and centrally secure data, traffic, and applications across all clouds.

Reduce the Risks of Moving to the Cloud

Gain visibility into IaaS workloads

Some 40% of public cloud services are commissioned outside of the IT department. Lack of visibility into which IaaS workloads are in use compromises security and compliance. Instant visibility into all public cloud workloads is needed to reduce risk.

Control and secure cloud usage

Beyond visibility you need integrated and automated public cloud security controls, including security policies and cloud workload protection. Prevent hacking or malware injection attempts over east-west network traffic with comprehensive anti-malware, dynamic whitelisting, and application and change control.

Integrate security across all clouds

Instant discovery and control means stronger and more consistent protection from public cloud security threats. This new approach to deploying, integrating, automating, and orchestrating cloud security—without burdening your IT staff—ensures secure and compliant use of cloud-based services through a centralized point of control.

Who Is Responsible for Security in the Public Cloud?

The answer might surprise you. Securing your public cloud deployments—from user access controls, the data housed in the cloud, the application itself, and more—is a responsibility shared between the enterprise and the public cloud service provider, and varies depending on whether you are leveraging an IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS platform.

Public Cloud Security Products

Public Cloud Threat Protection

Gain wider visibility into server instances in the public cloud, deploy comprehensive protection with a powerful combination of blacklisting and whitelisting technologies, and dynamically manage your cloud computing environment in concert with desktop, mobile, and physical servers.
McAfee Public Cloud Server Security Suite

Virtual Network IPS

Recognized as a Gartner Magic Quadrant leader, our IPS uses layered, signature-less technologies to find and block malware and advanced targeted attacks on the network. McAfee Virtual Network Security Platform is integrated on AWS for native visibility into east-west traffic/lateral movement for AWS security.
McAfee Virtual Network Security Platform

Threat Detection Service

This convenient cloud service plugs into existing McAfee solutions to identify advanced malware and automate protection. With the efficiencies of a cloud-based solution, you can easily take advantage of significant compute horsepower to operate an array of the latest analysis techniques to enhance detection and optimize existing security investments.
McAfee Cloud Threat Detection

Cloud-based Web Security

Eliminate the constraints of on-network web security by connecting users from any device or location directly to the internet through our cloud service, maintaining protection wherever they go.
McAfee Web Gateway Cloud Service

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