McAfee Launches Risk Management Solution For IT Security

McAfee, Inc. today unveiled the
world’s most comprehensive Risk Management solution for IT
Security. An industry first, the solution combines real-time
threat intelligence with global vulnerability scanning across
applications, databases and networks, and correlates that with
security countermeasures already in place, to help organizations
assess their highest priority risks. The solution empowers
organizations to focus their limited resources on best protecting
company information and taking a more proactive approach to enterprise

Unlike existing
point-product approaches, which require IT Security specialists
to manually correlate information, the McAfee Risk Management
solution, consisting of McAfee Risk Advisor 2.5, McAfee
Vulnerability Manager 7.0 and McAfee Vulnerability Manager for
Databases, automatically pulls information together into a real-time
risk analytics engine. This enables organizations to fully
understand their risk posture across every meaningful sector of
their IT environment including databases, web applications,
systems and networks to know precisely what is needed to
optimize their security posture.

pioneered the risk-based approach to security management,” said
Gene Fredriksen, Global CISO with Tyco International. “The release of
their risk management solution demonstrates continued innovation
in this space and reinforces their market leadership position.
By synthesizing these core offerings into a cohesive risk
management solution, McAfee has set the bar very high.”

A Holistic Approach to Managing Risk

“Enterprises are realizing that they can no longer rely
on point products to mitigate risk,” said Stuart McClure, senior
vice president and general manager, risk and compliance for
McAfee. “That’s because those products are not designed to work
together and do not tie the ability to identify and prioritize
risks with the ability to mitigate them. McAfee is unique in
delivering a holistic approach to managing risk that takes into
account deployed countermeasures.”

underpinning for the McAfee Risk Management solution consists of
three products:

  • McAfee Risk Advisor 2.5
    McAfee Risk Advisor is a risk management dashboard that
    correlates threat, vulnerability and countermeasure
    information to pinpoint critical assets at risk. McAfee Risk
    Advisor enables organizations to fully understand their risk
    posture across every meaningful sector of their IT environment to know
    precisely what is needed to optimize their security. Notable
    enhancements to McAfee Risk Advisor 2.5 include risk scoring and
    advanced patch optimization.
  • McAfee Vulnerability Manager
    – McAfee Vulnerability Manager is a proven
    vulnerability assessment product with unrivaled accuracy,
    depth and breadth of coverage. Version 7.0 adds deep web application
    scanning that was designed by thought leaders in the web
    application security space. With McAfee Vulnerability Manager
    7.0, organizations are able to leverage this enterprise-class
    tool to accurately discover and scan web applications as part
    of their ongoing vulnerability assessment practice.
  • McAfee
    Vulnerability Manager for Databases
    – McAfee Vulnerability
    Manager for Databases automatically finds databases on the
    network, determines if the latest patches have been applied, and
    tests for weak passwords, default accounts, and other common
    vulnerabilities. This new product comes with more than 3,000 database
    vulnerability checks to deliver the most thorough database
    vulnerability assessment and security-scanning capability in the
    market today.

combined with the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator platform, McAfee
endpoint and network defense products, and over 90 partner products,
the McAfee Risk Management solution delivers the ability for
any-sized organization to optimize its security posture and
comply with regulatory mandates. Ultimately, it provides the
means for companies to get in control and stay in control.

“Understanding risks and vulnerabilities is essential
to achieving optimized security,” said Vivian Tero, program
manager, governance, risk and compliance (GRC) infrastructure,
IDC. “Organizations need to know precisely where they are at
risk and what they can do about it. Armed with visibility into
their risk postures, organizations can know precisely what they
need to do to mitigate risk and achieve greater compliance.”

McAfee continues to win awards for its risk and
compliance products. The McAfee Total Protection software for
Compliance solution, a suite that includes McAfee Risk Advisor
and McAfee Vulnerability Manager, received a perfect score
earning a five out of five stars rating in SC Magazine’s Risk
Management Group Test. Calling out the suite’s strength as an
integrated risk management suite that eliminates the manual and
time-consuming process of correlating threats to critical systems at
risk, the reviewer justified the five star designation with, “Very
nicely integrated and centralized single picture of risk and
risk mitigation options across the numerous security controls


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