McAfee Collaborates with Amazon Web Services to Bring Enhanced Database Security to the Cloud

McAfee Database Security Enables Powerful Real-time Protection for
Database Workloads Migrated to Amazon Relational Database Service

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, today announced
McAfee® Database Security for Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon
RDS), strengthening the company’s relationship with Amazon Web Services
(AWS) and shared commitment to offer cloud-based security solutions.
This new product delivers real-time visibility into virtually all
database activity, including local privileged user access and offers the
ability to monitor and thwart sophisticated attacks from within the
database. This cloud-based security product advances McAfee’s
device-to-cloud strategy by taking a best-in-class database security
solution and extending it to customer cloud deployments to Amazon RDS.

As organizations migrate to the cloud for their mission critical
applications, they often have hundreds or thousands of databases in the
cloud. One of the biggest concerns customers have in migrating database
workloads to the cloud is inadvertently losing the controls they might
have on-premises. McAfee makes it even easier for AWS customers to
demonstrate compliance to auditors and protect critical database assets.
With McAfee, users can benefit from real-time protection for database
workloads migrated to Amazon RDS while monitoring databases on-premises,
all within the same product.

“We universally hear from our broad customer base that they need to
fortify their cloud database deployments with strong security tools,
similar to how McAfee has always done with on-premises databases,” said
Anand Ramanathan, vice president of enterprise products, McAfee. “By
working with AWS, we are helping to facilitate our customers’ cloud
journeys by pairing the security pedigree of McAfee with Amazon RDS. AWS
customers can now gain access to McAfee Database Security to add an
additional layer of security and rapidly implement critical workflows.”

McAfee Database Security is an easy-to-deploy and highly scalable
software solution that monitors the Database Management System. The
McAfee Database Security Suite includes the following products:

  • McAfee Database Activity Monitoring (McAfee DAM) — Protects
    data from virtually all threats by monitoring activity locally on each
    database server and by alerting or terminating malicious behavior in
    real time, even when running in virtualized or cloud computing
  • McAfee® Virtual Patching — Detects missing patches, applies
    vulnerability-specific countermeasures and fixes misconfigurations
    (via McAfee Database Security virtual patching technology) found by
    vulnerability scans to improve the security posture of databases
    immediately, without requiring any downtime.
  • McAfee® Vulnerability Manager for Databases —Automates data
    classification and identification of systems in scope for audits,
    enables the review and authorization of user rights, identifies
    security gaps and addresses database vulnerabilities through potential

“We’re delighted to see the launch of McAfee Database Security for
Amazon RDS, providing enterprises the ability to continue their journey
to the cloud with an additional layer of security,” said Sailesh
Krishnamurthy, General Manager, Aurora, MySQL, and MariaDB, Amazon Web
Services, Inc. “Customers using Amazon RDS will now be able to automate
time-consuming tasks so they are free to focus on the performance,
availability, and compatibility of their applications.”

McAfee Database Security for Amazon RDS can be enabled with just a few
clicks on any instance of Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility,
with additional Amazon RDS database engines to follow.

Working closely with AWS, McAfee helps customers build their security
and event management ecosystems in a flexible and intuitive way. In
addition to support for Amazon RDS, customers can further secure their
workloads on AWS by utilizing the following products to secure their
cloud-forward initiatives:

  • McAfee
    MVISION Cloud for AWS
    : A cloud access security broker (CASB)
    that provides an exhaustive cloud security solution that works
    consistently across Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS),
    Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).
    Skyhigh for AWS provides an application programming interface (API)
    integration with AWS infrastructure to enforce security controls that
    span from the IaaS/PaaS infrastructure all the way up to custom
    applications to help enterprises meet their security, compliance and
    governance requirements.
    Cloud for AWS Security Hub
    : Provides users with a comprehensive
    view of their high-priority security alerts and compliance status by
    aggregating, organizing, and prioritizing alerts, or findings, from
    multiple AWS services, such as Amazon GuardDuty, Amazon Inspector, and
    Amazon Macie as well as other security solutions from AWS Partner
    Network (APN) members. The findings are then visually summarized on
    integrated dashboards with actionable graphs and tables, providing a
    single-pane-of-glass into an organization’s security posture.
  • McAfee
    Cloud Workload Security for AWS
    : Allows organizations to quickly
    discover workloads across multiple AWS accounts and visualize their
    security status in one single dashboard, extending beyond AWS to a
    complete hybrid cloud architecture. From this view, advanced threat
    protection measures can be deployed as workloads, or be deployed as
    code through integration with automation tools such as Chef or Puppet.
  • McAfee
    Virtual Network Security Platform
     (McAfee vNSP) for AWS: Offers a
    hands-on experience running advanced security on AWS. Unlike other
    solutions, McAfee vNSP can micro-segment policy at the workload level
    instead of a single point of failure.
  • McAfee
    ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) on AWS
    : McAfee ePO on AWS is an
    Infrastructure-as-a-Service deployment that removes the need to size
    and design deployment architectures through guided set up Wizards.
    Complete setup of a single-tenant instance of McAfee ePO on AWS may be
    up in less than an hour. It also lessens infrastructure maintenance
    where expertise may be required such as database management, scaling
    and select updating. Disaster recovery is simpler.
  • McAfee
    Web Gateway for AWS:
     With its nearly unlimited policy flexibility
    and strength in zero-day malware prevention, McAfee Web Gateway can be
    deployed as a virtual machine on AWS for multiple enterprise security
    use cases, including protecting cloud workloads, complementing virtual
    desktop infrastructure, and shifting Web Gateway policy management to
    the cloud.


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Tracy Holden
Public Relations Director, McAfee

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