Ken McCray of McAfee Named One of CRN’s 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs for 2020

mcafee | February 13, 2020

McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, announced today that CRN ® , a brand of The Channel Company, has named Ken McCray, head of channels sales and operations Americas at McAfee, to its exclusive list of the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs for 2020. This annual list recognizes the elite vendor executives who lead, influence, innovate, and disrupt the IT channel. In 2019, McCray and his team invested to add cloud service providers to McAfee’s channel program to meet the needs of customers with hybrid on-prem and cloud business models leading to double-digit growth. Additionally, McCray and team launched the Americas Channel Promise to solidify McAfee and partners commitment to delivering on joint customers’ business outcomes.

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During the past decade, cybercriminals have quickly evolved and adapted their attack methods. Each time banks deploy new security controls, cybercriminals develop ways to bypass them. And, as banks add new layers of security, criminals engineer more sophisticated attacks to evade these additional layers. In this video, you’ll learn why global threat intelligence is more important than ever in the fight against web fraud, and how IBM Security Trusteer uses this threat intelligence to deliver automated threat protection to help financial institutions stay ahead of threats.

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During the past decade, cybercriminals have quickly evolved and adapted their attack methods. Each time banks deploy new security controls, cybercriminals develop ways to bypass them. And, as banks add new layers of security, criminals engineer more sophisticated attacks to evade these additional layers. In this video, you’ll learn why global threat intelligence is more important than ever in the fight against web fraud, and how IBM Security Trusteer uses this threat intelligence to deliver automated threat protection to help financial institutions stay ahead of threats.

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Field Effect and RS22 partner to help UK businesses defend against increasing cyber security threats

Field Effect | October 29, 2021

Field Effect, a global cyber security company specializing in intelligence-grade protection for small and medium organizations, today announced a new partnership with RS22, a UK-based IT security reseller and managed service provider. With up to 65% of large and medium sized UK companies affected by data breaches in the past 12 months, the partnership will enable best-in-class cyber security protection for RS22 customers, helping them defend and stay ahead of business-disrupting cyber attacks. "RS22's goal of helping their customers mitigate cyber threats using the best technologies in the industry, coupled with our mission to bring intelligence-grade cyber security solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, makes this partnership an excellent fit," said Andrew Milne, Chief Revenue Officer of Field Effect. "Together, we look forward to providing customers across the UK with a comprehensive, holistic approach to cyber security to help ensure their businesses are fully protected." Founded with a vision to bring back a personal touch to IT and cyber security services, RS22 firmly believes that compassion doesn't have to be absent in the IT industry. By offering a full welcoming, professional service that those working in the IT sector deserve, their clients never need to feel like they're on their own. RS22 helps businesses stay ahead of cyber threats and guides their customers through the best protection to their specific needs and suggests optimal ways to stay on top of their security. "As a boutique reseller based in the Midlands, we only recommend to our customers the very best companies and software vendors available on the market,Our selection process reviews those businesses that offer something different and unique whilst also making the lives of IT Security Professionals easier wherever possible. We work with vendors that put the customer first. This is why we're delighted to partner with Field Effect, whose Covalence solution hits our perfect sweet-spot… easy to use, human centric and powerfully effective without being prohibitively expensive." Rich Smith, Managing Director of RS22 Field Effect's MDR solution, Covalence, is the only security solution built and designed from the ground up that makes it easy for small and medium businesses to get comprehensive, powerful protection from a single platform. The unique strength of Covalence is that it sees into every aspect of a business' threat surface and aggregates the data from multiple security events into simple, actionable steps, making it fast and easy to prevent and resolve threats. "We like working with Field Effect as we only work with best-of-breed technologies," said Aaron Matthews, Head of Sales, RS22. "We really see the value in their proposition and are looking forward to many shared successes in the coming years." This partnership is part of RS22's ongoing commitment to security. Not only will it enhance the security of their own applications, but it will also make it easy for their customers to secure their organizations. About Field Effect Software, Inc. Field Effect believes organizations of all sizes deserve powerful cyber security solutions to protect them. The company's threat detection, monitoring, training and compliance products and services are the results of years of research and development by the brightest talents in the cyber security industry. For more information, visit fieldeffect.com. About RS22 Founded with a vision to bring back a personal touch to IT and Cyber Security Services, RS22 places the emphasis on the benefits for the people on the other side of the screen. We aim to be good to work with, not just good to work for. Our business has understood from the inside that the people we deal with daily, the Tech and IT Security Teams, are increasingly placed under additional stress and can often be treated as a tool by larger businesses. We make sure that each person we deal with is given the answers they need from straight-talking problem solvers, who've spent time in the trenches too. Mostly we care about Outcomes, not just about Incomes.

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Zuellig Pharma Selects CYFIRMA to Elevate Cyber-intelligence Capabilities and Strengthen Cybersecurity Posture

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CYFIRMA, a threat discovery and cyber-intelligence platform company, funded by Goldman Sachs, Zodius Capital and Z3Partners, today announced that Zuellig Pharma, a leading healthcare services provider in Asia, has selected DeCYFIR, a cloud-based, AI-powered cybersecurity platform, to gain further visibility into its external threat landscape to uncover hacking campaigns and avert cyberattacks. In the last 18 months, the COVID-19 pandemic has seen the global healthcare industry falling victim to cybercriminals taking advantage of the chaos. According to CYFIRMA researchers, cyberattacks on healthcare more than doubled in 2020. COVID-19 response efforts, including vaccine research and supply chain were the largest focus of these targeted campaigns. With CYFIRMA's DeCYFIR platform, Zuellig Pharma has bolstered its cyber defence ammunition to accurately uncover cyberattacks at the early planning stage and take remedial actions to close vulnerabilities before hackers can compromise the network. The platform enables further visibility into the external threat landscape by monitoring the dark web, hacker forums and various closed communities to look for threat indicators that would signal cybercriminals planning to exploit security weaknesses that could lead to business disruption.

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McAfee Enterprise Named a Worldwide Leader in IDC MarketScape for Cloud Security Gateways

McAfee Enterprise | November 25, 2021

McAfee Enterprise and FireEye today announced that the company has been named as a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Cloud Security Gateways 2021 Vendor Assessment (doc #US48334521, November 2021) for its MVISION Cloud technology, which is part of its MVISION Unified Cloud Edge (UCE) portfolio. McAfee Enterprise received this distinction based on its robust cloud registry and analytics, data loss prevention (DLP) and threat detection capabilities. The IDC MarketScape defines a cloud security gateway (CSG) as a security enforcement point that monitors cloud application usage by organizations to provide discovery, monitoring, and protection. CSGs incorporate multiple security controls, including policy enforcement, threat detection, data loss prevention and user behavior analysis. Typical use cases for CSGs are data protection, shadow IT discovery, visibility and control of unmanaged devices, threat protection, compliance and security operations in infrastructure as-a-service (IaaS) environments. According to the report, “McAfee Enterprise 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." “We believe this recognition is yet another validation of McAfee Enterprise’s cloud-native approach to helping businesses overcome the security challenges of adopting a multi-cloud or hybrid-cloud environment,MVISION Cloud aims to transform the way IT security is deployed and managed. Together with McAfee Enterprise’s next-generation secure web gateway and MVISION Private Access products, it delivers the industry's most comprehensive security services edge solution—the security element of the Secure Access Service Edge framework.” Anand Ramanathan, Senior Vice President of Product Management, McAfee Enterprise and FireEye Additional resources: MVISION Unified Cloud Edge McAfee Enterprise and FireEye blog About IDC MarketScape IDC MarketScape vendor assessment model (idc.com) is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors. About McAfee Enterprise and FireEye McAfee Enterprise and FireEye combined in October 2021, bringing together their portfolios and expert teams to create a market-leading security company. With proven technology and unrivaled experience, the company serves more than 40,000 enterprise, commercial, and government customers worldwide. The new company blends innovative technology, intelligence, and automation to help solve the most complex cybersecurity problems for its customers.

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