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McAfee, FireEye to provide new cloud security capabilities on AWS

McAfee, FireEye to provide new cloud security capabilities on AWS
30 Nov, 2021

Antivirus solutions provider McAfee and cybersecurity solutions company FireEye have now included new cloud security capabilities on Amazon Web Services, as an integration with Amazon Inspector, which is an AWS service to test network accessibility of EC2 instances. 

The partnership will see McAfee extended detection and response (XDR) capabilities to AWS’ vulnerability management solution, Amazon Inspector. 

XDR refers to a platform that provides protection for multiple endpoints, networks, users and cloud workloads through mostly automated monitoring.

Earlier this month, McAfee completed its acquisition of FireEye to bring together their portfolios in security. 

Amazon Inspector’s solutions will be integrated into FireEye’s behaviour analysis and extended response services. McAfee and FireEye are also included in AWS’ workload migration program, to help customers with regards to funding, support and support for migrating workloads to the AWS Cloud.

Michelle Salvado, Senior Vice President, Engineering, McAfee Enterprise and FireEye, said, “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.”  

FireEye’s Helix, which is a Software as a service (SaaS) based Security Operations platform, will integrate with Amazon Inspector, and will add to FireEye’s existing integrations with Amazon, which includes the likes of Amazon Cloudwatch, Amazon VPC Flow logs, AWS network firewall, Cloudtrail, and security hub, among others. The AWS said that data would now be able to be shared across 600 different security and business applications. 

“The combined technology protects customers by providing that additional visibility and control while also allowing for faster migration to the cloud and easier, more streamlined interoperability,” added Salvado.