Creating an effective data loss prevention (DLP) program is a difficult task because of the myriad ways data can leave an organization. Tools help, but often not as much as we’d like. Enter McAfee Unified Cloud Edge.
With Unified Cloud Edge, McAfee constellates device, network, and cloud, allowing you to apply a single set of rules across all three vectors to stay one step ahead of data leaks.
As Ash Kulkarni, executive vice president and chief product officer for McAfee’s enterprise business group, puts it, “Using individual point products always leaves gaps.” He implies that Unified Cloud Edge is the answer because it will not need separate (and potentially incompatible) rules to defend against data leakage via, for example, removable media or files sent to a personal storage account. That is, with Unified Cloud Edge, one rule covers both endpoint and cloud-based file storage, thus offering organizations a little extra peace of mind.
McAfee is putting up some big claims for how much the Unified Cloud Edge stands to beef up DLP. However, it is not immediately clear just how intelligent this system really is and thus how well-defined your rules need to be to ensure effective use. Ultimately, we will want to know if this solution is any less dependent on prior data classification work to be fully effective.
Qualys VMDR and Ivanti have announced a new partnership dedicated to improving the detection and patching of vulnerabilities. Announced July 30, the Qualys and Ivanti Partnership have already gone live as an integrated component of the VMDR solution.
Microsoft recently previewed the specific features to tackle data security and risk management for end users with Microsoft Endpoint Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Double Key Encryption. The reason for the launch? The increasing shift towards a remote work environment and a need to mitigate the accompanying risks.
IBM is changing the terms of its ubiquitous Passport Advantage agreement to remove entitled discounts on over 5,000 on-premises software products, resulting in an immediate price increase for IBM Software & Support (S&S) across its vast customer landscape.
RiskSense announced on July 13 its new version of the cloud-delivered RiskSense risk management platform. The main draw of the program is its holistic risk calculation across CVEs and CWEs.
To bolster and broaden its data privacy capabilities for end users, cyber and data protection vendor Acronis has acquired DLP player DeviceLock. The acquisition aligns with the increasingly prevalent role that data privacy plays in cybersecurity.
Cyberthreats are omnipresent for any enterprise. Monitoring ingress and egress points while still conducting business is a balance security professionals attempt to strike. Couple this with the continued security issues around remote work during the pandemic, and security teams have their hands full.
On May 26, Kenna Security released its new Prioritization to Prediction Benchmark Survey. This free tool provides organizations with the ability to compare their vulnerability management programs to industry averages Kenna Security has compiled over the years.
COVID-19 has changed a great deal about how businesses operate. From a security perspective, however, COVID-19 caught many businesses off guard. The shift from working in the office to working from home has made it difficult for security measures to keep pace. Specifically, how are businesses meant to maintain the same secure networks when their employees are no longer working in the office? Outside of the security of the IT departments, IT and security have a tough time ensuring that patching and vulnerability management remain at the forefront of a business’s priorities.
GTB Technologies, a smaller vendor known for dedicating itself solely to DLP solutions, has introduced a new multi-tenancy feature for its SDK that aims to improve quality and efficiency for DLP-integrated application development.