How to Make Sure Your Security Products Sing Together in Perfect Harmony

Do your security systems work together? Learn from each other? Get stronger over time? With your enterprise constantly under digital attack, it’s in your security’s best interest to make sure they do.

With more than six new threats launched per second, the battle against cyberthreats is always on. For any organization, it’s essential to have the right security intelligence to out-maneuver these agile cyber adversaries.

At FOCUS 14, we demonstrated how McAfee Threat Intelligence Exchange (TIE) marks a new era in security, one where individual components can come together to work as a single cohesive, “conscious” security system. With TIE you can multiply protection, detect low threshold threats, and deliver instant corrective response. The end result dramatically reduces the time to detection, and makes containment a lot more manageable.


Use Cases

Eager to learn how you can put TIE to use in your organization? Here are three instantaneous use cases:

  1. Advanced threat protection: The top use case for TIE is discovering risky executables in your network. The system inspects contextual attributes such as executable location, if executables were packed suspiciously, and how prevalent they are within your organization. If an executable has a low trust score, TIE performs advanced detonation and static code inspection to interrogate threats that would otherwise go undetected from more isolated solutions. Additionally, reputation changes are automatically published across TIE’s connected ecosystem. TIE is your secret weapon to preventing attacks, while simultaneously reducing the number of events that need to be investigated following a data breach.

In addition to comprehensive security, TIE acts fast. The system allows you to distribute protection against emerging threats immediately, keeping your entire enterprise safer and more secure.

  1. Operational agility and reduced cost: TIE provides users with centralized control, making it easier to take immediate actions across distributed infrastructure, without utilizing a DAT file update process. When this operational fabric is combined with the ability to import IOCs (known bad objects) from external sources, Security Operation Teams can reduce their reaction times and cut costs incurred from malware incidents.
  1. Insights for accelerated incident response: Few environments have thorough visibility into where threat programs have executed. TIE stores historic details on file reputation, enabling you to respond to low prevalence attacks, suspicious files and general threats. This arms you with insight into how a threat spreads in your environment, and also identifies the first or only instance of a payload “patient zero”.


Want to see how you can use TIE to protect against threats within your organization? Check out our TIE community page here to learn more, and as always, follow @McAfee for the latest product updates.





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