The rapid pace of attacks and shortage of expert security talent have driven the security industry to embrace the pooling data resources and orchestrating actions across vendors, open source projects, and internal development efforts. Sharing threat information and codifying procedures will make the community as a whole—vendors, industry leaders, and enterprises—stronger and better able to fend off advanced, evolving threats with greater speed and accuracy.

While there are clear advantages to sharing threat data and organizing heterogeneous applications and security operations into systems, there are also some significant challenges:

• Security and IT infrastructures are complex, diverse and with fragile connections.
• Integrations between products from different vendors may not do exactly what an enterprise has in mind, or the organization’s needs change or expand over time.
• API-led product integrations are time-consuming to build and difficult to maintain as you upgrade product versions and data formats.
• Without easy access to data- such as context or emerging threat intelligence- applications can’t apply the insights that could make them more effective against emerging threats.

Learn how McAfee® Data Exchange Layer (DXL) overcomes much of the complexity of integration and enables high-speed communication between applications.