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McAfee Enterprise and FireEye launch cloud security capabilities on AWS

By Catherine Knowles, Wed 1 Dec 2021

McAfee Enterprise and FireEye have announced the availability of new cloud security capabilities on Amazon Web Services (AWS), as well as integration with Amazon Inspector.

FireEye Helix behaviour analysis and machine-learning Extended Detection & Response (XDR) capabilities, combined with Amazon Inspector, a vulnerability management service, offers AWS customers greater visibility and protection of applications and data in the cloud, the company states.

McAfee Enterprise and FireEye are also now included in the AWS ISV Workload Migration Program (WMP), which helps customers with funding, technology enablement and go-to-market support as they migrate independent software vendor (ISV) workloads on AWS and accelerate digital transformation.

According to the company, AWS customers are already benefiting from access to the entire company’s security product portfolio available in AWS Marketplace.

Integration with Amazon Inspector and the AWS ISV WMP will further enable AWS customers to bring McAfee Enterprise and FireEye security solutions to their cloud architecture.

McAfee Enterprise and FireEye senior vice president, engineering Michelle Salvado says, “Threats in the cloud are unique because data is stored with a third-party provider and accessed over the internet. This means visibility and control over that data is limited.

"The combined technology and intelligence of McAfee Enterprise and FireEye protect AWS customers by providing that additional visibility and control, reducing overall risk while also allowing for faster migration to the cloud and easier, more streamlined interoperability.”

FireEye Helix is a SaaS-based Security Operations Platform designed on AWS to provide superior detection and response, without the overhead of a full SIEM and SOAR.

By integrating with Amazon Inspector, data can now be coupled with threat intelligence to provide deeper vulnerability and risk context for detection and threat hunting activities, while prioritising alerts that are actionable, the company states.

The Amazon Inspector integration adds to existing FireEye integrations with Amazon Cloudwatch, Amazon VPC Flow logs, AWS Network Firewall, AWS CloudTrail, Amazon GuardDuty, AWS Security Hub, Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and Amazon Route 53.

Data can now be shared across 600 different security and business applications supported in Helix, creating greater efficiencies so focus can shift to driving the business forward.

The company also announced it joined the AWS ISV WMP to support customer migrations by providing a repeatable blueprint to migrate on-premise security solutions to AWS SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS security products.

McAfee Enterprise and FireEye offer cloud-native solutions for cloud migrations; cloud governance and compliance; threat protection for endpoint, network, email; CASB; and cloud security operations.

These are all part of the AWS WMP to provide investment and help customers mitigate financial risks, and quicken migration decisions and execution.

McAfee Enterprise and FireEye combined in October 2021, bringing together their portfolios and teams to create a leading security company.

The company serves more than 40,000 enterprise, commercial, and government customers worldwide, blending technology, intelligence and automation to help solve complex cybersecurity problems.

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