IID Gets Technology Partner Status in McAfee Security Innovation Alliance
Sep 09, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
IID announced that it has been promoted by McAfee to Technology Partner status in the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance (SIA).
According to a release, IID's Signals and Resolver solutions are now integrated and have been successfully tested with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO), enabling customers using the joint solution to prevent data exfiltration, optimize time and resources, and centralize threat management.
By integrating IID's solutions, the company noted, which track, analyze and alert organizations concerning the latest Internet threats, with McAfee ePO, there's no more digging through mountains of data to determine if an enterprise is at risk. Organizations get real-time alerts about the latest Internet threats and compromised machines living on their network, all in one place -- the McAfee ePO dashboard. With this centralization and consolidation of resources, organizations can save valuable time while protecting mission and business critical data and communications. By doing so, organizations can concentrate more on their core business and less on researching threats.
"Partnering with IID gives our customers unique insight into the latest Internet threats. They get access to intelligence from a broad range of threat sources that is analyzed and scrubbed to ensure its timely, accurate and comprehensive -- in other words, actionable," said Ed Barry, Vice President of the Security Innovation Alliance, McAfee. "Because IID's data is actionable 'out of the box' and in a centralized dashboard within McAfee ePO, customers spend less time wading through data and more time blocking threats."
Further, McAfee ePO is a platform that lets enterprises and governments centrally manage security and compliance products from multiple vendors.
"This relationship will help revolutionize how threat information is shared since it automates and centralizes what is traditionally shared manually and disparately," said IID CEO Lars Harvey. "McAfee customers get access to actionable intelligence about threats occurring across industries at the moment and IID participates in the security industry's premier technology-partnering program with the world's largest dedicated security technology company."
IID's Signals arms enterprise security teams with timely, actionable alerts about threatening or potentially dangerous activities occurring on internal, external and partner networks. These alerts build on knowledge about the latest malicious Internet locations and activities outside an organization, often those related to persistent threats (APTs). This intelligence is built on data provided to IID from Fortune 500 companies, governance and guidance organizations, law enforcement, and service providers.
IID's Resolver filters outbound DNS requests emanating from internal networks, redirecting traffic for known bad locations to its TrapTrace server. With Resolver, organizations get instant notifications about malicious activities on their network. Resolver blocks communications to malware controllers, spear phishing sites, data exfiltration drop servers and other threats -- tracing these communications back to the originating system. DNS blocking is a powerful tool for most enterprises. By discovering, mitigating and reporting compromises before they can burrow into a network, Resolver prevents potential problems before they happen.
IID enables threat intelligence sharing for enterprises and governments in an environment that reaches beyond limited trust groups. The company aggregates and analyzes widely sourced threat data, and delivers actionable intelligence to facilitate the protection of assets, brands and users.
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