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10 Things You Need To Know About The McAfee-Skyhigh Networks Cloud Security Megadeal

McAfee CTO Steve Grobman details how McAfee and Skyhigh will forge a new path around data science, threat defense, and data loss and prevention for traditional and cloud endpoints.

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10. Technological Changes Make Deep Packet Inspection Less Useful Than Before

A lot of advanced security objectives traditionally were achieved by performing a deep inspection of the packets moving through the network perimeter, Grobman said. But the perimeter has started to disappear as end customers increasingly utilize cloud or devices outside their environment, according to Grobman.

As the perimeter disappears, Grobman said critical business functions are increasingly taking place in the public cloud, on mobile devices, or on machines not connected to the corporate network.

Grobman also said the increased use of encryption at all levels of the stack has made it next to impossible for legitimate security actors to inspect network protocol traffic and assess whether or not it's a bad actor. All told, Grobman said businesses are limited in the amount of the data they can get from the network alone.

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