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McAfee’s New Identity and Access Management Solutions Deliver Control and Security to the Cloud

McAfee’s New Identity and Access Management Solutions Deliver Control and Security to the Cloud
We are focusing on several identity-related ‘hot spots’ and investing to help our customers and partners solve critical challenges and maintain business continuity and agility.
– Pat Calhoun, SVP and GM, Network Security, McAfee.Pat Calhoun, SVP and GM, Network Security, McAfee

McAfee has added identity and access management solutions to its Security Connected portfolio in order to enable simple, safe, secure and compliant access to critical business information, including cloud-based applications while also  protecting against advanced malware and other hidden threats.  For a brief overview, some key features  of the new solution are:

  • Single-sign-on
  • Strong authentication
  • Granular application control
  • Web filtering
  • Deep content inspection
  • Advanced malware protection.

McAfee identity and access management aims to help  businesses who use legacy identity and authentication solutions to manage cloud-based application accounts, which are not only complicated to deploy and customize for new applications but also unsecured.  McAfee Identity and Access Management solutions include:

  • McAfee One Time Password – scalable multi-factor authentication solution which delivers a one-time password (OTP) to any mobile device or PC.
  • McAfee Cloud Single Sign On – delivers single sign-on (SSO) for multiple cloud-based applications. McAfee Cloud Single Sign On is available in two form factors:
    • On-Premise Edition – application platform which can be deployed on any compatible Windows or Linux server platform, or virtual machine.
    • SaaS Edition – cloud-based version available as a service hosted and supported by McAfee.

McAfee Cloud Single Sign On includes:

  • Various pre-configured Cloud Identity connectors.
  • Automated account provisioning and de-provisioning.
  • Integration with key enterprise identity repositories.
  • Built-in multi-factor authentication based on the McAfee One Time Password product.
  • A management console with monitoring, audit and reporting tools.
  • Maintenance, upgrades and 24×7 support.

McAfee One Time Password provides customers with  multi-factor authentication via a smart phone, mobile phone (via SMS text message), a PC client application, email, instant message/chat, and a third-party token. After purchasing  McAfee Cloud Single Sign On licenses, customers have an option to apply them to either of the three:

  • On-Premise Edition
  • SaaS Edition
  • Mixed hybrid configuration.

“There is a huge shift underway to extend enterprise-class security to cloud-based applications and services while also consolidating security onto just a few key platforms,” said Pat Calhoun, SVP and GM, Network Security,  McAfee. “McAfee is not trying to ‘boil the ocean,’ instead we are focusing on several identity-related ‘hot spots’ and investing to help our customers and partners solve critical challenges and maintain business continuity and agility.”

In addition to this, McAfee has also  introduced  McAfee Identity Center of Expertise, which will have  experts in identity and cloud security addressing  FAQs by users pertaining to identity and access management issues. For more information, please click here.

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