McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator 4.5 Released

by CXOtoday Staff    Jul 08, 2009

McAfee Inc has announced the release of McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) 4.5 to help secure organizations from a vast and ever-growing threat landscape. 

According to McAfee Avert Labs, data shows that attacks on digital information have increased over 500% this past year.  According to industry research, a large enterprise network can have as many as 200 different security providers. This creates significant cost and complexity and delivers suboptimal protection, since these tools generally cannot share information, coordinate threat intelligence feeds, or correlate security events. 

To address these challenges, leading organizations are turning to integrated offerings to achieve an improved security posture while at the same time lowering costs.

Matt Fairbanks, senior VP (product and solution marketing), McAfee said, IT organizations want to consolidate and standardize on a strategic security partner to deliver the highest protection levels while driving down cost. With McAfee s unmatched network and systems security portfolio, powerful compliance technologies, real-time Global Threat Intelligence, and a security management platform based on ePO, McAfee is transforming the way businesses approach security.  

To achieve an optimized security architecture, characterized by the highest possible protection levels and the lowest possible risk and cost, organizations must consider four primary elements: Integrated defense across systems and networks to deliver best in class layered protection in a coordinated, correlated fashion across multiple required countermeasures and security sensors.

Automated compliance tightly integrated with the greater security ecosystem to empower the enterprise to achieve and sustain compliance through a risk-based approach and to remove the difficulty in meeting mandated deadlines for the ever-growing list of compliance regulations; Real-time threat intelligence that delivers in-the-cloud detection and distribution capabilities, coverage for all five primary threat vectors, reputational analysis, visibility across the entire internet, and a dedicated team of security research experts and an open security management platform that provides a singular management console, integration capabilities with multi-vendor environments, and complete visibility into the end-to-end security landscape.

 McAfee ePO 4.5 helps satisfy these four elements as the first and only security management platform to centrally manage network, system, data, and compliance solutions kept informed in real-time by McAfee s Global Threat Intelligence technologies (including Artemis and TrustedSource).

This latest ePO release improves scalability, features a new Web-based management interface, and offers a new workflow and automation framework to further streamline security operations