McAfee breaks through XDR market with SASE-enriched threat protection

McAfee Corp., the device to cloud cybersecurity company, today announced significant expansion of its MVISION Extended Detection and Response (XDR) solution by correlating the extensive telemetry of McAfee’s endpoint security solution, Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) solution, and threat intelligence solution powered by MVISION Insights. These integrations protect organizations against the most advanced threats while simplifying security operations with unified control and visibility from device to cloud.

This timing is pivotal, as security operation centers (SOC) are dealing with increasingly sophisticated threat actors targeting remote employees and cloud services using more evasive techniques across expanding digital attack surfaces – making adversaries harder to spot with traditional security controls. A recent survey of IT security professionals by The Enterprise Strategy Group found that the cloud poses the biggest gap for most organizations’ threat detection and response capabilities. Unsurprisingly, according to Ernst & Young, about six in 10 companies have faced a material or significant incident in the past twelve months, however, only 26 percent of companies say their SOC identified their most significant breach.

McAfee MVISION XDR is the first proactive, data-aware, and open XDR platform designed to help organizations stop these sophisticated, multi-vector attacks with unified threat detection and response that connects and fuses disparate endpoint, network, and cloud data sources. Starting today, XDR incidents are enriched with actionable threat insights from McAfee’s SASE solution, which detects cloud threats that occur within web and SaaS environments. It improves situational awareness, drives better and faster decisions, and elevates the SOC to a new level of efficiency and effectiveness.

“SOC processes involve siloed monitoring and detection tools that generate an overwhelming volume of security alerts that often require manual effort to sort through and force analysts to take a reactive posture,” said Shishir Singh, chief product officer of McAfee’s enterprise business. “AI Guided Investigations serves as the catalyst allowing analysts to more effortlessly orchestrate smart and efficient workflows. MVISION XDR delivers end-to-end threat visibility across all attack surfaces, greater context, and situational awareness using automation to streamline operations so organizations can preempt an attack rather than scramble to contain a breach.”

“MVISION XDR is designed with the SOC experience in mind,” said Ariel, Banco Delta (Panama). “It can grant analysts greater control, along with a more comprehensive view of threat context beyond the endpoint – saving time and allowing us to act more deliberately with a better understanding of threats – before they occur or incur damage.”

“Threat detection doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Without weaving together forensic data from endpoint and non-endpoint sources to paint the bigger picture kill chain, it’s incredibly difficult to see attackers traversing your environment and answer the investigative questions that matter to SOC teams,” said Chris Kissel, research director, IDC. “XDR is the next logical step from EDR. McAfee’s XDR has significant potential to achieve what security analytics tools have largely been unable to offer by natively integrating more types of telemetry with threat intel into a single user experience for detection and response.”