On Monday, McAfee outlined its plans for the Security Connected framework, which enables security products to work together. According to a statement from Intel’s security arm, McAfee plans expand on R&D efforts, continue to make acquisitions, and develop additional partnerships in order to meet their initiative’s goals.
“Security is now a boardroom level discussion,” said Michael Fey, chief technology officer at McAfee.
“The stakes are high, and businesses require a new model that gives them a comprehensive picture of their entire IT infrastructure. The industry has been built on a historical thought process that will not support the demands of the future. We must move to having a real-time understanding and response capability if we are to meet the needs of the future.”
McAfee’s Security Connected framework places endpoint and network offerings under a single point of management, focusing on the company’s core principles of integration, built-in intelligence, easily navigated and accessible management, and greater overall visibility.
According to McAfee, there are plans to announce changes to their anti-Malware technology later this quarter, and in the coming weeks they will be announcing changes to their management solutions including ePO and ESM.
“Businesses are looking for integrated security solutions with built in intelligence and policies,” said Chris Christiansen, program vice president, Security Products and Services group at IDC.
“The changes in business today will require the move from simply securing components, to understanding and measuring the security of a business system as a whole.”