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McAfee Unveils Next Generation SIEM

McAfee has unveiled its next-gen SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) platform which features the integration of McAfee Enterprise Security Manager (formerly known as NitroView).

The company's SIEM offering will now tie together McAfee Global Threat Intelligence, McAfee Risk Advisor, and countermeasure awareness via McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator. Enterprise Security Manager will add a real-time understanding of worldwide threats to the SIEM platform, delivering immediate data on events, systems and risks.

McAfee also boasts that it's fully ready to tackle big data, with Enterprise Security Manager able to handle exponentially increasing streams of data via a scalable database. This solution can apparently deal with billions of events per day, connecting the dots to threat and countermeasure information.

The company noted that it has over 300 security data sources hooked up into the Enterprise Security Manager, and intends to increase that number with further support for third party data sources. McAfee has added 70 new sources since acquiring Nitro Security and NitroView.

Stuart McClure, worldwide CTO and general manager of the security management business unit at McAfee, commented: "Less than six months after acquisition we are already taking major steps to advance situational awareness with our security management solutions."

"We are committed to providing our customers with an open platform which is critical for success in the SIEM space. McAfee customers receive the most intelligent and fastest SIEM on the market and receive greater value from the McAfee solutions they have already invested in."

Darren Allan

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