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Intel Security strategy for protecting new digital economy

Enhanced Unified Defence architecture designed to safeguard against threats to trust, time and money

Intel Security strategy for protecting new digital economy
We have to abandon old security playbooks to become more unpredictable and collaborative and make cyber defence a priority, says Young.

Intel Security has announced an enhanced unified defence architecture which it says is designed to empower organisations to more effectively protect today’s new digital economy of trust, time and money.

No longer is our economy a physical one, but one of connected networks and systems where cybercriminals have put us on the defensive. This new second economy, has put us in a world where more than money is at stake and where private and public sectors are fighting against time and working to justify trust.

“Cybercriminals are forcing cybersecurity companies to redraft the rules of engagement for defending the civilized world; to effectively counteract them, we have to abandon old security playbooks to become more unpredictable and collaborative and make cyber defence a priority,” said Chris Young, senior vice president and general manager of Intel Security Group. “Our strategic charter is simple, yet disruptive: integrate, automate and orchestrate the threat defence lifecycle to drive better security outcomes – ultimately reducing more risk, faster and with fewer resources.”

Built on an open ecosystem, Intel Security’s unified defence architecture is enabled by four protection systems – Dynamic Endpoint, Pervasive Data Protection, Data Centre and Cloud Defence, and Intelligent Security Operations – that are intelligently integrated to multiply effectiveness.

Dynamic Endpoint – Isolated solutions can be effective against individual assaults, but there are too many examples where isolated solutions can’t keep up with the wide range of sophisticated, emerging threats. Tactical security firefighting needs to be replaced with integrated, dynamic security defences designed to outsmart attackers. Intel Security’s Dynamic Endpoint solution uses advanced protection, shared intelligence and unified workflows on a single management console to unify endpoint protection, detection and correction to guard against today’s most pervasive threats. This solution is delivered in McAfee Endpoint Security 10.5 and McAfee Active Response 2.0 software.

Pervasive Data Protection – The rise of software as a service (SaaS) applications and a highly mobile workforce has created the need to securely enable cloud-driven business. Organisations are looking for a unified solution that extends security outside the traditional perimeter covering on and off-network users and cloud services. Intel Security’s approach to pervasive data protection is to unify SaaS security across web protection, cloud access security broker, data loss prevention and encryption to provide a broad solution across endpoints, networks and cloud-based services all centrally managed.  With a foundation in unified management, along with common rulesets, policies and encryption, Intel Security will help organisations maximize business efficiency and employee productivity. Organizations are empowered to make sensitive data readily available to the people who need it, while minimizing the risk of data leakage and misuse by unauthorized personnel.

Data Centre and Cloud Defence – Organisations are increasingly adopting cloud computing, which introduces unique security requirements that many legacy security solutions cannot address.  Consequently, many struggle with weak and inconsistent cloud security controls, slow resolution of security issues and inefficient compute and staffing resource utilization. Intel Security cloud security products are designed to protect data centres with security solutions that detects advanced targeted attacks and manages security across physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures. Intel Security’s Data Centre and Cloud Defence solution combines server security, network security and threat intelligence sharing to enable a single view of security across data centre environments. This solution is delivered through McAfee Server Security Suite 4.5 and McAfee Virtual Network Security Platform (vNSP) 8.3.  

Intelligent Security Operations – Organisations looking for rapid response and remediation need a closed loop threat defence lifecycle framework that makes it easy to integrate, monitor and orchestrate security solutions. New Intel Security capabilities integrate with the above solutions and Security Innovation Alliance partners to enhance and unify visibility, investigation workflows and reporting. 

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