NEWTON, Mass. – September 5, 2012 – Cyber-Ark® Software today announced expanded integrations with McAfee-branded enterprise security solutions to address growing industrial espionage and cybersecurity threats.
In addition to its integration with McAfee® ePolicy Orchestrator® (McAfee ePO™) software, Cyber-Ark has now completed technical integration of its Privileged Identity Management and Privileged Session Management Suites with McAfee® Vulnerability Manager and McAfee® Enterprise Security Manager (ESM). The combined solutions deliver continuous monitoring of privileged accounts and users, support audit and compliance requirements, and mitigate enterprise risk associated with internal and external security threats.
Cyber-Ark is the first privileged identity management company to integrate with all three McAfee solutions. Benefits of the new integrations include:
- McAfee Vulnerability Manager: Integration enhances McAfee Vulnerability Manager security with fully automated, password protected network scans using the Cyber-Ark Privileged Identity Management Suite as the authoritative authentication store at runtime. McAfee Vulnerability Manager customers benefit from the Suite’s secure credential repository and change management facility to fully automate the scanning process, providing an audit trail of all resources touched during the scan.
- McAfee Enterprise Security Manager: Integration with McAfee’s SIEM technology provides visibility and continuous monitoring of privileged account usage, syslog aggregation and analysis, audit trail and advanced forensics for privileged account activities. Customers can view and monitor privileged sessions, playback privileged session recordings, and review keystroke logging. Customers can identify which specific services were executed, which users accessed a shared privileged account (e.g. root, Cisco enable or DomainAdmin), when such access occurred, and what was done during the access.
“This expanded integration with Cyber-Ark’s solutions enhances our current offerings with some of the most innovative privileged identity management capabilities on the market,” said Ed Barry, vice president of the Security Innovation Alliance at McAfee. “In addition to offering more robust insight into privileged account activities to support audit requirements, our McAfee Vulnerability Manager customers can now perform secure and authenticated vulnerability scanning without divulging privileged system credentials, which provides greater protection from internal and external security threats.”
Cyber-Ark is a member of the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance™ (SIA) partner program, and previously announced its integration with McAfee ePO software, which enables visibility and historical reporting of privileged account activity from within the McAfee ePO software dashboards.
“Privileged accounts are increasingly used by cyber-attackers as a pathway to critical informational assets. Businesses require greater visibility and more proactive control over privileged account activities,” said Richard Weeks, vice president, business and channel development, Cyber-Ark Software. “Our integrations with McAfee provide customers with enhanced information security and continuous monitoring of privileged access for threats related to industrial espionage and cybersecurity, while simultaneously making it easier to comply with complex audit and regulatory requirements.”
To learn more, read the McAfee Privileged Identity Management solution brief that is available through the McAfee SIA Partner page: http://www.mcafee.com/us/resources/solution-briefs/sb-cyber-ark.pdf, or from the Cyber-Ark website at http://tinyurl.com/Cyber-Ark-McAfee.