McAfee Mvision CNAPP now generally available

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McAfee has released Mvision Cloud Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP). This is a service for securing applications in the cloud. The company announced the service last autumn.

Mvision CNAPP provides consistent data protection, threat prevention, governance and compliance throughout the cloud-native application development lifecycle for container- and OS-based workloads, writes Container Journal.

“Enterprise cybersecurity programs need to evolve to secure a growing footprint of cloud-native applications and infrastructure, a sentiment shared by 88 percent of respondents who participated in research recently completed by ESG”, said Doug Cahill, vice president and group director of ESG’s cybersecurity practice. ‘To do so, 73 percent of organizations cited a preference for a consolidated set of the controls based on an integrated platform for breadth of coverage and depth of functionality.”

Cloud Security Posture Management

With Mvision CNAPP, McAfee claims to have the industry’s first platform that brings together application and data context. In doing so, it aims to bring together Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) for public cloud infrastructure and Cloud Workload Protection Platform (CWPP) to protect applications distributed across virtual machines, compute instances and containers.

Five key features

The company highlights five features of its software. Deep Discovery is the name the company has given to its ability to examine all workloads, data and infrastructure for misconfigurations and sensitive data. Then there is Shift Left, a technique to protect against configuration drift. McAfee’s product also offers Workload Protection, Data Loss Prevention Scanning and MITRE ATT&CK Framework for Cloud. This last feature maps cloud-based threats to MITRE ATT&CK Framework for Cloud.

Now generally available

“Enterprises want to leverage the innovation and velocity offered by the public cloud, in conjunction with their private data centers, while enabling a consistent security posture,” said Shishir Singh, chief product officer, McAfee. “Now generally available, MVISION CNAPP delivers an integrated platform to secure modern cloud native applications to accelerate enterprise digital transformation journey.”

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