Orchestration

Orchestration

Your security products working as one

Fragmented cybersecurity is your greatest enemy

Most cybersecurity environments are a patchwork of products accumulated and implemented over many years. They’re complex, cumbersome, and frustratingly difficult to manage. Worse, they’re typically fragmented and have gaps that are open invitations to cyber adversaries. The way we see it, security that is so complex that it doesn’t truly secure you, is just as dangerous as a cyber adversary.

This is the reason for McAfee’s holistic approach to security. Imagine a cyber environment with an open integration fabric that allows all your disparate products to co-exist, communicate, and share threat intelligence with each other. Where machine automation is converged with human intelligence so you can streamline workflows more efficiently. Where your team is freed from unnecessary operational burden and is empowered to strategically fight adversaries. Where you can monitor all things security through a single management system. Where all your security products work synergistically across the threat defense lifecycle—protection, detection, and correction—by skillfully adapting to new threats. So your workforce leaps forward in productivity and your business surges ahead confidently. It’s the power of cybersecurity products working together, working for you.

The road to orchestration

Cooperation first

No one vendor or technology can do this alone. Best of breed isn’t going away, nor should it. But you need product vendors and system integrators that acknowledge security is too fragmented, and are working cooperatively to build meaningful integrations.

Automation is key

Automation is the future of security. It eliminates routine tasks, enables faster new hire onboarding, and frees your strongest talent to tackle your hardest problems. The IT landscape is too vast and threats are evolving too fast to rely on manual process alone.

Better architecture

You need a better architecture, not just another product. To transform fragmented security, you need a unifying architectural approach that delivers a fundamental integration and management layer which is freely available and vendor agnostic.

Orchestration isn’t a product.
It’s a point of view.

We put it into action with the following initiatives and solutions.


Open Data Exchange Layer (OpenDXL)

Solving our industry’s fragmentation is the driving force behind our open communications fabric—OpenDXL—that allows any organization to deploy cybersecurity technologies over a common protocol. OpenDXL allows one device in a cybersecurity environment to relay threat information to all others attached to the DXL. This takes threat intelligence sharing to the next level, giving you a smart, connected fabric of devices, available from multiple companies. You gain the advantages of an integrated infrastructure while still expanding innovation—even using your own talents to develop capabilities over the same fabric.

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SIEM

While Orchestration is a theme that runs through every one of our innovations, solutions, and products, there are some that feature it front and center. Our high-performance, powerful security information and event management (SIEM) offering brings event, threat, and risk data together to provide strong security intelligence, rapid incident response, seamless log management, and compliance reporting—delivering the context required for adaptive security risk management.

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Cyber Threat Alliance

In 2014 McAfee, Symantec, Fortinet, and Palo Alto Networks co-founded the industry's first Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA). While past industry efforts have been limited to the exchange of common malware samples, the CTA is designed to share more actionable threat intelligence openly between contributing members. This includes information on zero-day vulnerabilities, botnet command and control (C&C) server information, mobile threats, and indicators of compromise (IoCs). By working together, alliance participants deliver greater security for individual customers and organizations.

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Learn more about Orchestration

WHITE PAPER

Sustainable Security Operations

Optimize your processes and tools to make the most of your security team’s time and talent.

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REPORT

How Collaboration Can Optimize Security Operations

The answer to today’s security skill shortage and advanced threat preparedness may actually lie within your organization—harnessing your current people, processes, and technologies to improve preparedness and overcome the cybersecurity skills shortage.

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WHITE PAPER

Security that Plays Well with Others

Isolated security controls are largely ineffective. Learn how our open, integrated architecture, powered by OpenDXL, can help legacy point products work together.

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