Cloud Security Gateways (CSGs) are one of the hottest and most sought-after technologies in the market today, driven by the adoption of cloud services for business transformation and the acceptance of hybrid workforce policies. CSGs, also commonly known as Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs), are responsible for enforcing security policies to protect cloud-hosted corporate assets from advanced threats, while enabling seamless and secure access to these assets from any location and device.
We have witnessed an exponential growth in cloud usage in the past two years, primarily driven by remote workforce adoption. Based on the data collected by our research team from millions of connected McAfee Enterprise users across the globe, the overall usage of enterprise cloud services spiked by 50% across all industries, while the collaboration services witnessed an increase of up to 600% in usage. This led to an astonishing 630% increase in external attacks on the cloud accounts. Taking all these factors and trends into consideration, CSGs have become a highly essential element of any organization’s cloud security strategy, playing the most critical role for enabling data protection, threat prevention and compliance in the cloud.
McAfee Enterprise continues to innovate in the cloud security space with a laser-focused strategy towards empowering our customers with the best-in-class cloud security solution. MVISION Cloud, recognized as the industry’s leading CSG solution, has become a vital part of enterprise security, allowing organizations to safely migrate to the cloud while protecting their “crown jewels” – the data. A huge testament to our cybersecurity vision is the IDC MarketScape Worldwide Cloud Security Gateways 2021 Vendor Assessment (Doc # US48334521, November 2021), and we are proud to announce that McAfee Enterprise has been recognized as a leader in the report.
According to the report, “McAfee has a strong ecosystem of security solutions, including Secure Web Gateway, CSG, and endpoint security that it can integrate to enable customers in their data loss prevention, User Behavior Analytics, XDR, and threat prevention goals. McAfee has focused on providing robust protection and DLP, with the scale and speed necessary to support large user bases.”
McAfee Enterprise’s multi-vector data protection capabilities go beyond the cloud to uniquely discover and protect sensitive assets on managed endpoints, in-network shares, and on-premises databases, enabling full scope of data protection from device-to-cloud. The industry-leading data protection and threat protection capabilities are tightly integrated with a unified policy framework that allows policy enforcement, data classification and incident management from a centralized console, reducing the cost and complexity of managing hybrid IT deployments, while improving the user experience.
Figure 1: McAfee Enterprise Multi-Vector Data Protection
MVISION Cloud is an integral component of our Unified Cloud Edge (UCE) solution, and together with McAfee Enterprise’s Next-Gen Secure Web Gateway (SWG) and MVISION Private Access (ZTNA) delivers the industry’s most comprehensive Security Services Edge (SSE) solution – the security element of the Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) framework. With McAfee Enterprise’s DLP technology being the common denominator across all the core SSE components, organizations can seamlessly utilize a unified, data-centric framework for centralized visibility and control over their entire digital footprint, while riding on an accelerated path for digital transformation and workplace mobility.
Figure 2: MVISION Unified Cloud Edge (UCE)
Our mission towards building a unified security platform for protecting data from device-to-cloud and defending against advanced threats and adversaries has established McAfee Enterprise as a leader in cybersecurity across multiple forums, and the 2021 IDC MarketScape report is another distinguished feather in our decorated cap.