Cybersecurity company McAfee on Tuesday announced McAfee Mvision Cloud for Containers, a product intended to help organizations ensure security and compliance of their cloud container workloads.
Mvision Cloud for Containers integrates container security with McAfee's cloud access security broker (CASB) and cloud security posture management (CSPM) tools, according to the company.
"Data could … move between SaaS offerings, IaaS custom apps in various CPSs, containers and hybrid clouds. We want security to be consistent and predictable across the places data live and workloads are processed. Integrating CASB and CSPM allows McAfee to provide consistent configuration policies and DLP/malware scanning that does not restrict the flexibility of the cloud," said John Dodds, a director of product management at McAfee.
According to Andras Cser, vice president and principal analyst for security and risk management at Forrester, when it comes to evaluating a product like Mvision, it's worth looking at factors such as "price, cost of integration, level of integration between acquired components and coverage of the client's applications."
Mvision Cloud uses the zero-trust model application visibility and control capabilities by container security startup NanoSec for container-based deployments in the cloud. McAfee acquired NanoSec in September in a move to expand its container cloud security offerings.
Mvision Cloud for Containers builds on the existing McAfee Mvision Cloud platform, integrating cloud security posture management and vulnerability scanning for container workloads so that security policies can be implemented across different forms of cloud IaaS workloads, according to the company.
Other features of McAfee Mvision Cloud for Containers include:
- Cloud security posture management: Ensures the container platforms run in accordance with Center for Internet Security and other compliance standards by integrating configuration audit checks to container workloads.
- Container images vulnerability scanning: Identifies weak or exploitable elements in container images to reduce the application's risk profile.
- DevOps integration: Ensures compliance and secures container workloads; executes security audits and vulnerability scanning to identify risk and send security incidents and feedback to developers within the build process; and monitors and prevents configuration drift on production deployments of the container workloads.