The Speed Like A Superhero On DXL
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The Speed Like A Superhero On DXL

Superheroes are basically a part of the lore of American culture — the idea of human-being acquiring power that is superhuman such as invisibility, breathing underwater, the flight has always been attractive to many. The thought of agility and speed is one of those sets of powers that has generally caught a lot of attention, the new ability to transcend time and achieve a perfect goal such as getting somebody completely out of the way of a speeding bullet. One superhero is The Flash. His ability to move so fast has amazing advantages that can easily protect against disaster. It is time to adapt our abilities of the cyber security to be more like The Flash.

Enter the days of McAfee Threat Intelligence Exchange (TIE) and McAfee Data Exchange Layer (DXL), which do exactly that for the landscape of threat, provide a brand new approach to producing a completely different outcome. For further information on McAfee Antivirus, you can visit McAfee.com/Activate.

So many of us are basically living in the past regarding how we have implemented technologies of security. It is quite imperative that we start to focus our entire time on the unknown to shrink all the gap between safe and malicious. Moreover, the way to completely change the outcomes of security is by changing the technologies of fundamental ways to interact no matter their origin of manufacturing. Let us face the fact that the people are tired and they require automation.

Many of the people are still leveraging signatures of antivirus, which are quite important, and some of the people leverage signatures of cloud detection plus, but it is still quite a basic approach. Signatures reflect a certain point in time and only address what is completely known. It is a challenge to know each and every piece of malware infection and keep up signatures for each and every one. About 10 years ago, Labs of McAfee would get about 20 or so brand new and completely unique pieces of malware each day, truly never been seen before in the past. Fast forward further 10 years and we see about 500,000 brand new pieces of malware infection a day. It is time to collaborate and automate.

People at McAfee are accustomed to the process of submitting code that is quite malicious to the Labs of McAfee, which can be very time-consuming. While waiting for a sudden response the business is not protected. The malware infection is able to replicate itself and perhaps move quite literally.

Here is the list of all the general process that many of us use day to day:-

  1. Hunt to find the endpoint that is infected.
  2. Capture the code that is malicious.
  3. Submit the malicious code to the Labs of McAfee.
  4. Now we wait for a response. This could take a little long time, about 48 hours in some cases, depending on the code complexity.
  5. Labs of McAfee distributes and Extra.DAT to the customer.
  6. The Extra.DAT is basically deployed to the environment over time.
  7. Next, a full scan of all the endpoints would be done across a particular environment.
  8. If polymorphic, then go back to number 1 and start over.
  9. Reimage the endpoint and move on ahead.

John Woods is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, malware, social engineering, Games,internet and new media. He writes for McAfee products at www.mcafee.com/activate or mcafee.com/activate .

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