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Leaner Intel Security bets big on endpoint and cloud: Jagdish Mahapatra

Yogesh Gupta | June 29, 2016
No other security vendor with broad portfolio can execute entire threat defense lifecycle from ‘protect, detect and correct’ perspective, says Jagdish Mahapatra, Intel Security

Network companies are now understanding the end points. It's become extremely important what data resides on end point and what connection is established with cloud or corporate network. Securing the endpoints has become the most critical piece.

We have cases of CIOs of large corporate wanting to move all of their corporate applications to cloud. It sounds very aspirational but even if they move 80% of the load in two years, what is the relevance of firewall? End point will get critical and hence all network players trying to get hold of this space whether acquisition or building expertise and there will be a shakeup in the industry in next two to three years.

Our strength has always been end point. McAfee legacy has been end point and nobody understands it better than us. We recently announced enhanced end point solution 10.x recently as which is much faster and quicker as things are moving fast. Secondly it fundamentally gives the path to the cloud. If traffic is coming here and provisioning is happening here, the whole management of the end point can only be from on premise perspective has to be on cloud. And our management console McAfee ePO (ePolicy Orchestrator) facilitates the cloud story.

What are the new bets by Intel Security to dominate the enterprise security world?

We need to enhance end point get it better and better from IoT point of view. But we have to cloudify all our products. We will move all our products to cloud. IPS will get consumed we need to make sure to get the virtual part of that kicking in. IPS is not an entry or exit point but it has to be present across as it provides threat intelligence to network aspects. We will play strong there.

The decision around firewall is based on the fact that instead of putting our might on that aspect (firewall) which may not be relevant in future, we will put our investments in endpoint and cloud. We will address those two areas in a big way.

The other shift is around how integrated security is better for enterprises. We are taking the whole story of our 'Security connected' to next level. More and more customers is are saying that security connected is good. We are only vendor which can integrate as we have products there. Can you deliver the outcome, what are three things you can promise? We have concreted those feedback and we launched at info cu and two cities in India we launched 'threat defense lifecycle' concept.

The first aspect being technology process and people component should provide the basic level of protection. Protection isn't enough which is moral of the story of all breaches. Whenever it gets breached, can we detection it faster and correct is faster than others.  Our approach is protect detect correct and then adapt this as an iterative cycle. Every time I correct something I make all the points intelligent and we are making sure all products are managed on one platform.

 

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