|[April 16, 2018]
McAfee Cloud Workload Security Now Supports Containers, the Fastest Growing Deployment Model for Cloud Applications
RSA Conference USA 2018 - McAfee (News - Alert), the device-to-cloud
cybersecurity company, today announced the company is accelerating its
innovation in the cloud with its latest release of McAfee®
Cloud Workload Security (CWS) v5.1, one of the core pillars of McAfee's
Cloud Security Solution Portfolio.
Containers have become developers' preferred deployment model for modern
cloud applications, helping organizations innovate and differentiate
themselves in the marketplace. The release of McAfee CWS v5.1, which
will be available Q2 2018, identifies and secures Docker containers,
workloads and servers in private and public cloud environments. McAfee
CSW v5.1 quarantines infected workloads and containers with one click
thus reducing misconfiguration risk and increasing initial remediation
efficiency by nearly 90 percent.
"As enterprises turn to the cloud to transform themselves into a digital
business and develop compelling experiences for their customers, they
often overlook the security challenges involved in adopting a
multi-cloud or hybrid-cloud environment," said Rajiv Gupta, senior vice
president of the cloud security business unit, McAfee. "McAfee Cloud
Workload Security enables organizations to secure cloud workloads and
containers across AWS, Azure, VMware, and their private cloud,
addressing key security, compliance and governance requirements so that
they can accelerate their business in the cloud."
Previously, point solutions were needed to help secure containers. With
multiple technologies to control multiple environments, security
management faced unnecessary complexities. McAfee CWS supports major
cloud service providers allowing seamless and simplified management
through a single interface.
The newly released McAfee CWS can now identify Docker containers within
five minutes from their deployment and quickly secure them using micro-
and nano-segmentation. With a new interface and workflow to streamline
security management, new features of McAfee CWS include:
The ability to use micro-segmentation to quarantine workloads or
containers of concern with a single click, quickly limiting the
potential for the threat to move within the environment and reducing
the risk of incorrectly configuring resources. This also gives
administrators the ability to manage the configuration of native
security groups through the McAfee CWS console.
Discovery of Docker containers using Kubernetes,
a popular open source platform used to manage containerized workloads
and services, enabling McAfee customers to view and manage containers
within McAfee ePolic Orchestrator (ePO).
Enhanced threat monitoring and detection with AWS GuardDuty alerts -
available directly within the CWS dashboard.
Compliance assessments to audit internal or standardized (PCI (News - Alert), SOX,
HIPAA, patches, etc.) policies allowing simple remediation for
According to a report released today from McAfee, Navigating
a Cloudy Sky, containers have grown rapidly in popularity over the
past few years, with around 80 percent of those surveyed using or
experimenting with them. However, only 66 percent of organizations have
a strategy to apply security to containers. Although this is a
significant lapse in security coverage, most respondents also recognized
this and are planning to develop a security strategy in the coming year.
As containers gain in popularity, assessing the shared security
responsibility model laid out by cloud providers, the available native
controls, and the interconnectivity with production workloads and data
stores will help build a strong foundation for secure container
According to the Market Guide for Cloud Workload Protection Platforms¹,
published March 26, 2018 by Neil MacDonald, Gartner (News - Alert), "The CWPP market
addresses the protection needs of workloads in modern 'hybrid' data
centers that run in a mix of physical machines, VMs, containers, and
private cloud infrastructure and almost always more than one public
cloud IaaS. Leading CWPP offerings provide information security leaders
with visibility and control across all of these environments with a
'single pane of glass' - a consistent way to manage policy and monitor
Built around McAfee Skyhigh Security Cloud to protect enterprise data
and McAfee Cloud Workload Security to protect workloads, McAfee is the
first company to provide a comprehensive cloud security solution that
protects both data and workloads across the entire
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