Preventing Stealthy Threats with Next Generation Endpoint Security


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Step up security management and prevent stealthy threats with integrated solutions from Intel and McAfee that work beyond the operating system to stop attacks in real time while helping you manage endpoint security.

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Preventing Stealthy Threats with Next Generation Endpoint Security

  1. 1. Preventing Stealthy Threats withNext-Generation Endpoint Security Intel and McAfee
  2. 2. Pervasive Stealth Techniques Threats at work below the operating system2
  3. 3. Unfair Advantage: Rootkits1,200 Detected Daily; 110,000 per Quarter* Designed to evade traditional OS-based security Software to provide privileged access while hiding Designed to avoid detection (“slow and low”) Used in advanced persistent threats (APTs) to steal data Kernel-mode rootkits are most difficult to detect3 *Source: McAfee Labs (Q1 2012).
  4. 4. Greater Opportunities for Attack Larger “attack surface” of devices, data, applications, systems Interconnected, global networks for large-scale attacks Increased risks from IT consumerization (bring your own device, mobile) and computing trends (virtualization, cloud)4
  5. 5. Malware Life CyclePrimary contact sources: E-mail Social media Physical connection Malicious web sites Thumb drives5
  6. 6. Potential Damage to Endpoints Take over and set up a botnet that is controlled by a hijacker to send spam, launch distributed denial-of-service attacks, steal data, or rent to other cybercriminals Propagate threats to spread infection to multiple endpoints Tamper with files, browser settings, or database information Install adware, scareware, or ransomware that attempts to force users to purchase a remedy Steal and sell passwords, user names, employee data, or confidential company/customer information6
  7. 7. Prevent Stealthy Threats:Next-Generation Security from Intel and McAfeeStopping these stealthy threats from entering your systemsis the most effective solution The industry’s first proactive security approach Combines world-class processor technology with leading security software for an integrated security solution Designed to help stay ahead of crimeware innovation, from PCs and mobile devices to industrial controls and other intelligent clients7
  8. 8. McAfee* Deep Defender*Hardware-Assisted SecurityPrevent Threats in Real Time McAfee* Deep Defender* hardware-assisted security based on Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors stops advanced stealth attacks in real time with McAfee DeepSAFE* technology. Unlike traditional security solutions, Deep Defender operates beyond the operating system to provide real-time kernel monitoring to reveal and remove advanced, hidden attacks.8
  9. 9. McAfee DeepSAFE* Technology:Beyond the Operating System Technology by McAfee and Intel Industry’s first hardware- assisted security platform New vantage point on security Technology foundation for future products9
  10. 10. A Closer Look at the Cridex WormHardware-Assisted Security Blocks the Cridex Wormin Real TimeA two-step threat:1 Bot Trojan opens the back door on a compromised PC, and then installs the Necurs rootkit to prevent traditional security tools from reading its binaries2 Takes control of the victim’s computer and allows it to collect data and make fraudulent transactions by manipulating legitimate bank web pages10
  11. 11. McAfee ePO* Deep Command*Security ManagementEnhance Endpoint Security McAfee* ePolicy Orchestrator* (McAfee ePO*) Deep Command* security management leverages the capabilities in the Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor to reduce security operations costs while enhancing your security posture.  Control powered-off endpoints for security updates  Perform remote remediation of security issues  Easily manage mobile PCs11
  12. 12. Proactive Security Technology by McAfee and Intel Security management at the hardware level* Stay ahead of security policies Reduce operations costs and improve help-desk efficiencies *No computer system can provide absolute security under all conditions. Built-in security features available on12 select Intel® Core™ processors may require additional software, hardware, services, and/or an Internet connection. Results may vary depending upon configuration. Consult your PC manufacturer for more details.
  13. 13. Intel® Core™ vPro™ Capabilities* *Intel vPro technology is sophisticated and requires setup and activation. Availability of features and results13 will depend upon the setup and configuration of your hardware, software, and IT environment. To learn more, visit
  14. 14.  Read the planning guide, Preventing Stealthy Threats with Next-Generation Endpoint Security Find out more about Intel and McAfee security solutions designed to block attacks beyond the operating system
  15. 15. Legal DisclaimersThe information in this document is provided only for educational purposes and for the convenience of McAfee and Intel customers. The information containedherein is subject to change without notice, and is provided “AS IS” without guarantee or warranty as to the accuracy or applicability of the information to anyspecific situation or circumstance.Intel® vPro™ technology is sophisticated and requires setup and configuration. Availability of features and results will depend upon the setup and configurationof your hardware, software, and IT environment. To learn more about the breadth of security features, visit computer system can provide absolute security under all conditions. Built-in security features available on select Intel® Core™ processors may requireadditional software, hardware, services, and/or an Internet connection. Results may vary depending upon configuration. Consult your PC manufacturer formore details.Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such asSYSmark* and MobileMark*, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations, and functions. Any change to any of thosefactors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplatedpurchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products.This presentation is for informational purposes only. THIS DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITH NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING ANYWARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, NONINFRINGEMENT, FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR ANY WARRANTY OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF ANYPROPOSAL, SPECIFICATION, OR SAMPLE. Intel disclaims all liability, including liability for infringement of any property rights, relating to use of thisinformation. No license, express or implied, by estoppel or otherwise, to any intellectual property rights is granted herein.Copyright © 2012 Intel Corporation. All rights reserved. Intel, the Intel logo, Intel Core, Intel Inside, Intel Sponsors of Tomorrow., the Intel Sponsors ofTomorrow. logo, and Intel vPro are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.McAfee, the McAfee logo, McAfee DeepSAFE, McAfee ePO, Deep Command, Deep Defender, and ePolicy Orchestrator are trademarks or registered trademarks ofMcAfee, Inc., in the United States and other countries.*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.15