McAfee is an American global computer security software company which provides firewall, file encryption and public key infrastructure product lines. McAfee protects data from risks, theft, and exposure by using endpoint encryption.
It enforces a data protection policy and centralizes data security management using ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) management console. This suite contains features of data loss prevention, device control and management of native encryption.
McAfee File Encryption
Encryption for Files enables to define and protect data to certain users. Only authorized users can store, manage, distribute and view. This software depends on Microsoft Windows user accounts and authenticates the user to access the encryption keys, and to retrieve the Files. This encryption acts as a Persistent Encryption engine. When a file is encrypted it is moved or copied to another location, it remains encrypted. If it is moved out of an encrypted directory, it still remains encrypted.
It protects data stored in office desktop PCs, laptops, shared network files, USB storage devices, and CD/DVDs. McAfee encryption offers multiple layers of protection against unauthorized access. To protect the data, encryption is used which is used to prevent unauthorized access outside the organization.
Types of encryption
McAfee provides proxy-based firewall which offers application visibility and application delivers policy-based controls, blocks the threats and eliminates unwanted traffic. Firewall Enterprise identifies users with the network connections. It identifies potential anomalies and threats throughout the organization’s network.
This Enterprise includes enhanced firewall security powered by McAfee Global Threat Intelligence (GTI). McAfee GTI is a cloud-based threat intelligence service. It allows products to evaluate threats on multiple devices in real time. It identifies domains, IP addresses and ports hosting malware attacks and blocks those attacks.
Firewall Enterprise supports McAfee’s SIEM solutions including McAfee Enterprise Security Manager and McAfee Event Reporter. It provides customizable views and reports for all firewalls across global network.
With McAfee Firewall Enterprise administrators can conduct firewall rules in the business context for centralized firewall management. It also offers unprecedented levels of threat protection. It provides capabilities such as reputation-based global threat intelligence, configurable application-level protection, encrypted traffic inspection; anti-virus, content filtering and intrusion prevention systems (IPS) which blocks attacks before they occur.