Solving The Bigger Problems of Scale, Integration and Innovation

As security professionals, we make choices every day to achieve reasonable protection for our organizations. The bigger problem is how to achieve this protection so that it scales, while also still allowing organizations to innovate and add value whenever changing business needs demand it.  The need to scale across the growing threat landscape also adds to this complexity, as organizations still need to consider heterogeneous computing layers, data centers, big data, and other hot topic issues. Addressing business needs, business value, and business protection is a challenging task and may require integrated solutions to address identified at-risk issues, in addition to broader protection solutions.

At the heart of this problem is making security management easier for organizations of all sizes, so that integrating relevant protections and controls and establishing a baseline and escalation process for key risks are simpler undertakings. Having intelligent solutions that leverage threat intelligence enables reputation information and helps mitigate risks from 0-day exploits that typically target commonly used software and applications, where much is at stake.

Threat intelligence solutions provide greater accountability and build trust into information systems, such as laptops and PCs, as well as tablets, smartphones and embedded systems that utilize, reside in or create their own clouds and traverse between networks. Each of these systems function within their own ecosystem of risks and security issues, and it’s important to leverage a security solution that addresses the risks unique to each system.

McAfee continues to be steadfast in our direction towards strong partnerships, integrated management and open ecosystems to drive innovation and provide our customers with the security protections that their organizations require. Our Security Connected Reference Architecture is specifically designed to help customers integrate multiple products, services, and partnerships that result in centralized, efficient, and effective risk mitigation. These resources and tools provide a clear path from security concept to implementation, and can adapt to your organization’s own unique risks, infrastructure, and business objectives.

Evolution of Security Management

 -Kim Singletary

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