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Eliminate Misconfigurations in CASB using McAfee MVISION Cloud

With the amount of data that’s moving to the cloud, you’re going to need a trusted security solution to help protect this data. McAfee MVISION Cloud is that solution. It protects data where it lives today, with a solution that was built natively in the cloud, for the cloud.

Eliminate Misconfigurations in CASB using McAfee MVISION Cloud. Source: McAfee

Eliminate Misconfigurations in CASB using McAfee MVISION Cloud. Source: McAfee

Moving from legacy applications to the cloud with McAfee has helped many originations like yours protect valuable data and avoid misconfigurations. We solve unique problems in the marketplace that everybody wanted to solve but didn’t know how to.

In this article, you’ll learn how McAfee MVISION Cloud Solution can help your organization detect, protect, and correct. Learn more about McAfee MVISION Cloud features and architecture in this overview datasheet.

Content Summary

McAfee Insight
McAfee MVISION Cloud
Key Use Cases
McAfee Sky Gateway
McAfee Sky Link
McAfee Lightning Link
McAfee Ground Link

McAfee Insight

Here are the top 10 AWS misconfigurations McAfee sees:

  • EBS data encryption is not turned on.
  • Unencrypted AMI discovered.
  • There’s unrestricted outbound access.
  • Unused security groups discovered.
  • Access to resources is not provisioned using IAM roles.
  • VPC Flow logs are disabled.
  • EC2 security group port is misconfigured.
  • Multi-factor authentication is not enabled for IAM users.
  • EC2 security group inbound access is misconfigured.
  • S3 bucket encryption is not turned on.

McAfee MVISION Cloud

McAfee MVISION Cloud protects data where it lives today, with a solution that was built natively in the cloud, for the cloud. It’s cloud-native data security.

  • Detect: Assist you by achieving complete visibility in data, context, and user behavior
  • Protect: Rely on real-time action to enforce polices across cloud services
  • Correct: Eliminate security misconfigurations and correcting high-risk user activities

Key Use Cases

  • Enforce data loss prevention (DLP) policies across data in the cloud
  • Prevent unauthorized sharing of sensitive data to the wrong people
  • Block sync/download of corporate data to personal devices
  • Detect compromised accounts, insider threats, and malware
  • Encrypt cloud data with keys that only you can access
  • Audit and tighten the security settings of cloud services


Unified Policy Engine: Applies unified policies to all cloud services across data at rest and in transit. Leverage policy templates, import policies from existing solutions, or create new ones.

Policy Creation Wizard: Defines customized policies using rules connected by Boolean logic, exceptions, and multi-tier remediation based on incident severity.

Pre-Built Policy Templates: Delivers out-of-the-box policy templates based on business requirement, compliance regulation, industry, cloud service, and third-party benchmark.

Cloud Registry: Provides the world’s largest and most accurate registry of cloud services with a 1-10 CloudTrust Rating based on a 261-point risk assessment.

Privacy Guard: Leverages an irreversible one-way process to tokenize user identifying information on premises and obfuscate enterprise identity.

AI-Driven Activity Mapper: Leverages artificial intelligence to understand apps and map user actions to a uniform set of activities, enabling standardized monitoring and controls across apps.

User Behavior Analytics: Automatically builds a self-learning model based on multiple heuristics and identifies patterns of activity indicative of user threats.

Guided Learning: Provides human input to machine learning models with real-time preview showing the impact of a sensitivity change on anomalies detected by the system.

Multi-Instance Protection: Enforce a uniform set of security policies across all cloud service instances, with the ability to associate policy violations and investigate activities, anomalies, and threats at an instance level.


Content Analytics: Leverages keywords, pre-defined alphanumeric patterns, regular expressions, file metadata, document fingerprints, and database fingerprints to identify sensitive data.

Collaboration Analytics: Detects granular viewer, editor, and owner permissions on files and folders shared to individual users, everyone in the organization, or anyone with a link.

Access Analytics: Understands access context including device operating system, device management status, location, and corporate/personal accounts.

Security Configuration Audit: Discovers current cloud application or infrastructure security settings and suggests modifications to improve security based on industry best practices.

Cloud Usage Analytics: Summarizes cloud usage including cloud services in use by a user, data volumes, upload count, access count, and allowed/denied activity over time.

Account Compromise Detection: Analyzes login attempts to identify impossible cross- region access, brute-force attacks, and untrusted locations indicative of compromised accounts.

Cloud Activity Monitoring: Captures a comprehensive audit trail of all user and administrator activities to support post-incident investigations and forensics.

Insider Threat Detection: Leverages machine learning to detect activity signaling negligent and malicious behavior including insiders stealing sensitive data.

Privileged User Analytics: Identifies excessive user permissions, inactive accounts, inappropriate access, and unwarranted escalation of privileges and user provisioning.

“We use McAfee to layer security controls like data loss prevention and access control so that the easy path to collaboration is also the secure path.” — Tim Tompkins, Senior Director of Security Innovation, Aetna


Multi-Tier Response: Defines policies with multiple levels of severity and enforce distinct response actions based on the severity level of the incident.

Quarantine: Isolates files that trigger policies in a secure administrative location within the cloud service where it was found. McAfee never stores quarantined files.

Collaboration Control: Downgrades file and folder permissions for specified users to editor or viewer, removes permissions, and revokes shared links.

Removal: Permanently removes data from cloud services that violate policy to comply with compliance regulations.

Contextual Access Control: Enforces coarse allow/block access based on service-level risk and granular activity-level controls to prevent upload and download of data.

Autonomous Remediation: Coaches users to correct policy incidents, and once corrected, automatically resolves incident alerts to reduce manual review of incidents.

In-App Coaching: Coaches users in real-time within the native email, messaging, and collaboration application where the incident occurred.

Encryption: Protects sensitive data with peer-reviewed, function- preserving encryption schemes using enterprise-controlled keys for structured and unstructured data.

Information Rights Management: Applies rights management protection to files uploaded to or downloaded from cloud services, ensuring sensitive data is protected anywhere.

Policy Incident Management: Offers a unified interface to review incidents, take manual action, and rollback an automatic remediation action to restore a file and its permissions.

“McAfee’s Cloud-Native Data Security technology is helping Caesars Entertainment protect our valuable company data as we move from legacy applications to cloud applications.” — Les Ottolenghi, Executive Vice President and CIO, Caesars Entertainment


Adaptive Authentication: Forces additional authentication steps in real-time via integration with identity management solutions based on access control policies.
Closed-Loop Policy Enforcement: Integrates with existing firewall or web gateway to govern risky cloud service usage and activities.
Malware Detection: Identifies known signatures, sandboxes suspicious files, and detects behavior indicative of malware exfiltrating data via cloud services and ransomware.
Malware Extermination: Terminates advanced threats by permanently neutralizing and removing malware.


  • Data loss prevention (DLP)
  • Security information and event management (SIEM)
  • Secure web gateway (SWG)
  • Next generation firewall (NGFW)
  • Key management service (KMS)
  • Access management (IDaaS)
  • Information rights management (IRM)
  • Enterprise mobility management (EMM/MDM)
  • Directory services (LDAP)

McAfee Sky Gateway

Enforces policies inline for data in motion in real-time.
Email mode: Leverages the native mail flow to enforce policies across all messages sent by Exchange Online inline or in passive monitoring mode.
Universal mode: Sits inline between the user and cloud service and steers traffic after authentication to cover all users and all devices, without agents.

McAfee Sky Link

Connects to cloud service APIs to gain visibility into data and user activity, and enforce policies across data uploaded or shared in near real-time and data at rest.

McAfee Lightning Link

Establishes a direct out-of-band connection to cloud services to enforce policies in real-time with comprehensive data, user, and device coverage.

McAfee Ground Link

Brokers the connection between McAfee and on-premises LDAP directory services, DLP solutions, proxies, firewalls, and key management services.

Source: McAfee

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