McAfee has overhauled its security information and event management (SIEM) platform with the release of Enterprise Security Manager (ESM).
The company said that the ESM release would represent the full integration of NitroView, the SIEM platform the company acquired when it purchased NitroSecurity in October of 2011, with the company's other major security platforms.
These include ePolicy Orchestrator and Risk Advisor. Additionally, the update will bring support for McAfee's Security Connected Reference Architecture.
Gretchen Hellman, McAfee director of SIEM product marketing, said the integration of NitroView would bring a much-needed refresh of the company's event management line.
"The truth is that McAfee had an SIEM product in house and it did not work very well," Hellman told V3.
"We wanted to get a SIEM that worked and our internal security team realised they really needed to make a switch."
Among the features introduced in ESM will be components to gather and analyse security information from multiple sources. The 'big data' components will allow the platform to gather data from a larger pool of events and data.
Additionally, the update will bring support for individual-based management. Hellman said that the system will allow the platform to analyse a user's behaviour across multiple IDs and flag unusual or possibly malicious behaviour based on past observations.
Jill Kyte, McAfee vice president of marketing, told V3 the ultimate aim of the release was to not only provide additional features for the SIEM platform, but also add new intelligence and management tools across the McAfee lineup.
"Organisations are able to spend less money with more focused solutions," Kyte explained.
"It is about moving from defence in depth to moving more towards intelligence in depth and trying to address the part that allows you to bring those pieces together."
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