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McAfee expands its MVISION portfolio

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McAfee, the device to cloud cybersecurity company,  announced new products expanding its McAfee MVISION portfolio, a first-of-its-kind solution that allows customers to deploy security on their terms as they move to the cloud. Joining McAfee MVISION ePO, McAfee MVISION Endpoint and McAfee MVISION Mobile, announced last July, the newly announced MVISION solutions, McAfee MVISION EDR and McAfee MVISION Cloud—unveiled today at McAfee MPOWER 2018—deliver comprehensive and integrated device-to-cloud data protection and threat prevention capabilities that give customers a simpler and faster approach to mitigating their risk of data loss.

“The MPOWER Cybersecurity Summit represents an opportunity for those attending to sharpen skills and chart a course to prepare for the future,” said Chris Young, chief executive officer, McAfee. “McAfee is delivering a cloud-native portfolio, designed to protect data and stop threats, from device to cloud. Digital transformation is inevitable; we urge our customers to utilize the MVISION portfolio to feel empowered against an expanding threatscape as they advance their organization.”

Digital transformation is driving the need for a cloud-first approach to security. For organizations to adopt the cloud with peace of mind, they not only need visibility into data and applications, but consistent data and threat protection policies across their data and applications wherever they reside. With the addition of MVISION EDR, MVISION Cloud and McAfee ePO-Unified Data Protection, McAfee is enabling organizations to mount a powerful threat and data-centric defense spanning from device to the cloud. These solutions are designed to give freedom and confidence to organizations that are accelerating their business through digital transformation initiatives.

McAfee MVISION EDR
McAfee MVISION EDR enables security teams to act faster and with higher precision so they can do more with their current staff and skill sets. Typically, organizations suffer from information overload when it comes to most EDR systems because they generate volumes of data and alerts that require skills—often in short supply—to interpret and investigate before action can be taken. MVISION EDR implements human machine teaming to enable analysts of all skill levels to be more effective and efficient. Integrated into the McAfee ePO management platform, analysts can identify threats, dive into context, review the results of automated investigations and take actions to respond.

McAfee MVISION EDR utilizes advanced analytics to identify and prioritize suspicious behavior from contextually rich endpoint data, helps guide and automate in-depth investigations to reduce the tactical strain on security analysts and enables rapid response with direct actions and broader integration to the security ecosystem. The solution delivers:

• Cloud-based analytics: Cloud analytics leverage the Mitre ATT&CK1 framework to uncover and prioritize a broad spectrum of suspicious behaviors, helping analysts quickly understand risk severity and take appropriate next steps: dismiss, respond or investigate.
• Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven investigation: Accelerates investigation and evidence gathering with dynamic investigation guides that address the cyber-skills gap by up-leveling junior analysts and improving senior analyst efficiency. In McAfee’s own internal security operations experience, the company was able to up-skill level-1 operators and achieve up to a 15x reduction in time to investigate.
• Rapid Response: Enables affected systems to be quickly contained with a single click, while ecosystem integrations support security team workflows and processes to increase operational efficiency.

“MVISION EDR approaches endpoint detection and response by providing automated investigation capabilities, making the tool more accessible to junior analysts and reducing the level of skill required for triage and investigations. This can help organizations maximize the value of EDR, accelerate processes, and improve analyst efficiency,” according to Jon Oltsik, Senior Principal Analyst, Cybersecurity with ESG

McAfee MVISION Cloud
As information moves from protected, on-premises corporate networks, to the cloud, it can be very difficult for organizations to ensure its protection. McAfee has solved this problem with MVISION Cloud, which brings together data protection and threat prevention across Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). The McAfee MVISION Cloud platform enables enterprises to adopt cloud services while securing both sanctioned and unsanctioned cloud services, protect sensitive data across the cloud and stop the most advanced threats.

• Visibility into data, context and user behavior: Provides visibility and control across all cloud services, employing a combination of API- and proxy-enabled approaches, with DLP policy that can be extended from devices to the cloud. This includes content scanning, logging and activity monitoring and threat and malware detection.
• Centralized management: Delivers consistent and comprehensive management across public cloud services spanning the SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS spectrum, like Microsoft Office 365, Salesforce and Amazon Web Services (AWS).
• Advanced Threat Protection: Protects against malware and external and insider threats through UEBA (User and Entity Behavior Analytics) driven by machine learning built for the scale and elasticity of cloud environments.

McAfee Device-to-Cloud Unified Data Protection
The latest integration between McAfee Endpoint DLP and Skyhigh Security Cloud DLP offers the same data loss prevention (DLP) policy engine across endpoints, networks and the cloud. McAfee Unified Data Protection offers users a single-pane-of-glass to manage all DLP incidents and reporting via McAfee ePO leading to simplicity, increased business efficiency and improved security.

“The new MVISION portfolio of Enterprise products is designed to help our customers stay on top of the evolving security needs, from device to cloud, with a solution that is simple, flexible, comprehensive and fast, so that our customers can act decisively and mitigate risks” said Raja Patel, vice president and general manager of Corporate Security Products, McAfee.

McAfee MVISION ePO, MVISION Endpoint, MVISION Mobile and MVISION Cloud is currently available. McAfee ePO-Unified Data Protection will be available late October and MVISION EDR will be available in Q1 2019.

McAfee Cybersecurity Services
To fully maximize MVISION, along with other McAfee products and solutions, McAfee also announced the McAfee Essential Success Plan, the third tier of its customer success plan. The Essential success plan–along with Premier and Enhanced–provides:

• a personalized, structured plan that combines success and escalation management
• consulting and education services
• expert guidance in building out security success plan
• technical support

Plus McAfee introduced a new Incident Response (IR) Service that focuses on ensuring customers are able to plan, remediate, and minimize the impact of a cyberattack. This service consists of a readiness assessment, using a best-in-class methodology, that prepares customers with a strong, actionable IR plan. It also includes IR experts who help customers respond more effectively, remediate, and recover when the emergency occurs.

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HID Recognized for Its Design Expertise as Bahrain’s ePassport Wins Multiple Prestigious Awards

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HID has recently achieved global recognition for its Bahrain ePassport project, clinching several top honors. These include the distinguished London Design Awards, the High Security Printing Award, and the iF Design Award. This suite of praises reinforces HID’s leadership in security design, showcasing its innovative approach to integrating cutting-edge security features with aesthetic and cultural elements.

Craig Sandness, Senior VP and Managing Director for Citizen Identity at HID, shares, “Our design philosophy is centered around seamlessly weaving security into the fabric of the document’s design. The Bahrain ePassport is a prime example of this approach, where innovation meets artistry. This is not just our success; it’s a shared victory with our Bahraini partners, local artists, and calligraphers. Together, we’ve crafted a document that is as secure as it is symbolic of Bahrain’s rich heritage.”

The Bahrain ePassport, celebrated for its innovative design, marks a milestone in document security by introducing the world’s first document-embedded hashtag, #teambahrain. This feature is more than a nod to digital savviness; it’s a strong symbol of national unity and a testament to HID’s ability to integrate modern digital elements with traditional security measures.

HID’s work on the Bahrain ePassport has been recognized across several categories in the London Design Awards, including Gold awards in Service Design for Government, Cultural, and Best User Experience categories, underscoring the project’s excellence in functionality, cultural sensitivity, and user engagement. The High Security Printing Award for Best New ePassport for EMEA and the iF Design Award in the Publications and Communications category further validate HID’s skill in creating secure, user-centered design.

The collaboration between HID, Bahraini authorities, and local artisans highlights HID’s commitment to incorporating local culture into its security designs. This partnership approach not only enriches the document’s aesthetic appeal but also enhances its acceptance and significance among citizens, demonstrating HID’s leadership in creating identity solutions that respect and celebrate cultural heritage.

“As we celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Bahrain ePassport, we look forward to continuing our journey of innovation,” adds Sandness. “We invite governments and organizations worldwide to join us in this journey of creating secure, innovative solutions that pave the way for the future of identity documentation.”

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Fitness First Marks Mother’s Day with Four Days of Free Access

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As Mother’s Day approaches, Fitness First is proud to honour and celebrate all mothers with a special gift of health and wellness. From 21 to 24 March, Fitness First invites all mums to enjoy complimentary access to its state-of-the-art facilities at any of its UAE-based clubs.

Recognising the invaluable role of mothers in our lives, Fitness First is opening its doors to mothers of all ages and fitness levels, offering them the opportunity to prioritise their well-being and embark on a journey to better health. Whether it’s a rejuvenating yoga session, an invigorating cardio workout, or a strength training class, Fitness First provides a wide range of fitness options tailored to meet the diverse needs and preferences of every mother.

In addition to offering access to top-notch gym facilities and equipment, mums visiting Fitness First during this special period will also have the opportunity to participate in group fitness classes led by certified instructors, and connect with other like-minded individuals in a supportive and motivating environment.

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Visa-free countries for UAE residents looking to book last-minute getaways this spring term break

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As UAE schools gear up for the upcoming spring term break starting from 25 March, residents are planning for their well-deserved getaways, ready to embark on new adventures and explore the world. Global travel marketplace, Skyscanner recommends these visa-free travel destinations for UAE residents this spring term break.

Ayoub El Mamoun, Skyscanner Travel Expert, invites families and adventure seekers alike to explore these captivating visa-free destinations

Seychelles starting from AED 2,711 – “A tropical haven with pristine beaches and lush greenery, Seychelles is perfect for family retreats. Explore Anse Lazio’s white sands or snorkel in vibrant coral reefs for a blissful escape.”

Georgia starting from AED 1,703– “Steeped in rich history, Georgia welcomes UAE residents to explore ancient monasteries, stunning landscapes, and vibrant cities. Georgia is becoming a regular tourist haunt for UAE residents given the sudden influx of Georgia tour packages and the family activities to be experienced.”

Jordan starting from AED 1,752 – “A treasure trove of ancient history and natural wonders, Jordan is a captivating family destination. From the rose-red city of Petra to floating in the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea, Jordan promises a timeless family adventure.”

Malaysia starting from AED 1,903 – “A melting pot of cultures and landscapes, Malaysia invites families to explore bustling Kuala Lumpur, beautiful Langkawi beaches, and vibrant neighborhoods in Georgetown. Trek lush rainforests in Taman Negara or dive into the colourful underwater world of the Perhentian Islands. Try Skyscanner’s multi-city search too to explore all that Malaysia has to offer.”

For travellers still deciding on a destination to visit this upcoming break, a Skyscanner ‘Everywhere’ search is one of the easiest ways to be inspired. Ordered by cheapest price, a search to ‘Everywhere’ shows travellers all the destinations available for your desired travel departure.

Skyscanner’s Everywhere search tool reveals return flights to visa-free destinations such as Thailand from AED 1,891, Philippines from AED 1,932, Azerbaijan from AED 1,634 and Malaysia from AED 1,976 round trip.

With the convenience of visa-free travel to various destinations, the options for an unforgettable getaway are endless. So pack your bags, book your tickets, and get ready for a stress-free holiday.

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