McAfee Strengthens Integration Among it's Cloud Security Products
McAfee has tightened the integration between components of its cloud security platform to improve reporting on web traffic and the ability to wrap policies around data leaving an organization to social media sites.
The enhancements, available as of Monday, are upgrades to Intel-owned McAfee's Web Gateway technology and ePolicy Orchestrator security management software. The improvements are reflective of the company's ongoing evolution of its security platform to keep pace with customers' increasing use of software delivered over the internet.
McAfee sells Web Gateway as an on-premise appliance, as software that runs on VMware's virtual machine and as an application available over the internet.
For appliance customers, McAfee has added the ability to set policies for information that is posted on blogs and social networks, such as Twitter or LinkedIn. In addition, the appliance lets customers set in advance the video categories that employees can access on Google's YouTube, which recently released the application programming interface (API) to make this capability possible.
For customers who want to control data movement from employees' laptops when they are out of the office, McAfee released an agent called the Client Proxy that's installed on the notebook. Traffic from the laptop is directed through the company's Web Gateway in the cloud to enforce the same policies for data leaving the corporate network.