McAfee unveils latest McAfee Next Generation Firewall

McAfee, a part of Intel Security, has released the latest McAfee Next Generation Firewall, which integrates several technologies from McAfee to help users more effectively fight cybercrime with expanded threat defense ecosystem.

Important new integrations with the McAfee Security Connected framework provide McAfee Next Generation Firewall customers with layered protection against the latest threats and evasions, along with improved workflows and operational efficiencies.

A recent study conducted by McAfee revealed that companies with multiple, siloed security solutions often present security postures that are easily compromised, putting them at greater risk for a data breach.

According to the study, in the U.S. nearly 60 percent of IT decision makers at large companies (more than 3,000 employees) believe that point security solutions that don’t share information can lead to threats going unnoticed.

Over 65 percent stated that siloed security also causes their IT departments to spend too much time manually discovering and remediating threats.

Utilizing actionable endpoint information from McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator, McAfee Next Generation Firewall customers will now see operational efficiency benefits with valuable insights into endpoint security postures and simplified administrative workflows when investigating incidents, the company said.

Integration with McAfee Enterprise Security Manager improves security posture, reduces event response times, and enables continuous monitoring and alerting of compliance status. McAfee Advanced Threat Defense integration provides real time protection against rapidly mutating malware and zero-day attacks.

McAfee also adds reputation intelligence from McAfee Global Threat Intelligence that enables McAfee Next Generation Firewall to provide superior protection against globally active advanced threats and malware.

McAfee Next Generation Firewall delivers advanced features such as granular application control, intrusion prevention system, built-in virtual private network and deep packet inspection, the company said.

Then McAfee adds powerful anti-evasion technologies that decode and normalize network traffic – before inspection and across all protocol layers – in order to expose and block the most advanced attack methods.

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