December 10th, 2019 by Michael Rink
McAfee Releases New Enterprise MVISION Solution
Today, McAfee released McAfee MVISION Cloud for Containers. McAfee’s all capitalized MVISION line includes several solutions, the new Cloud For Containers solution is focused on identifying vulnerabilities in container applications during development. McAfee has gone through several changes since it was founded in 1987 by John McAfee. Intel purchased the company in 2011 and renamed it to Intel Security Group three years later in 2014. More recently, Intel converted the company to a joint venture with TPG Capital and changed the name back to McAfee in 2017. McAfee is a software security provider.
McAfee said that their new Cloud for Containers Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) security solution is the result of their integrating NanoSec’s software after purchasing Nanosec less than half a year ago. CSPM software helps organizations discover and assesses cloud misconfigurations. That is what McAfee’s just released solution seems to do, although it can be a bit difficult to tell through all the buzzwords the company uses. McAfee MVISION Cloud for Container primarily scans container images to identify exploitable components during development. These scans help software engineers stay up to date with the latest risks and select the currently safest approaches. The solution can also run configuration audit checks for containerized workloads. These audits review the complete container stack including the configuration of the virtual machine the container runs on, as well as the storage, network, and other Platform as a Service (PaaS) services the container may be accessing.