UPDATED 00:01 EDT / JANUARY 19 2022


Trellix combines FireEye and McAfee Enterprise into a new XDR solution

Symphony Technology Group has launched Trellix, a new business that combines the previously STG-acquired McAfee Enterprise and FireEye.

The new business will deliver extended detection and response or XDR to organizations focusing on accelerating technology innovation through machine learning and automation. The new name is said to evoke the structure of a trellis, a safe and robust framework used to support the structured growth of climbing plants and trees.

Trellix will deliver a brand promise to build resilient and confident organizations through living security — security technology that learns and adapts to protect operations from the most advanced threat actors.​

The company’s XDR ecosystem is designed to accelerate the effectiveness of security operations by providing customers with the capability to ingest more than 600 native and open security technologies. By providing security analysts with better insight, granting more control and delivering comprehensive threat context, analysts can save time and act decisively to remediate threats, the company says.

“As today’s organizations push to achieve digital transformation, a strong security foundation is required to ensure continued innovation, growth and resiliency,” Trellix Chief Executive Bryan Palma said in a statement. “Trellix’s XDR platform protects our customers as we bring security to life with automation, machine learning, extensible architecture, and threat intelligence.”

STG had previously announced that it intended to merge McAfee Enterprise and FireEye in October after acquiring both companies earlier in the year — FireEye for $1.2 billion in June and McAfee Enterprise for $4 billion in March. The first joint release from the two companies came in November through the availability of new cloud security capabilities on Amazon Web Services Inc. and integration with Amazon Inspector, an automated security inspection service.

That product brought FireEye Helix behavior analysis and machine-learning extended detection response capabilities combined with Amazon Inspector to AWS customers. FireEye Helix is a software-as-a-service-based Security Operations Platform designed on AWS to provide superior detection and response without the overhead of full security information and event management, known as SIEM, or security orchestration, automation and response, or SOAR.

Not all parts of McAfee Enterprise are joining the new company. STG plans to launch the McAfee Enterprise Secure Service Edge portfolio as a separate business later this quarter, including Cloud Access Security Broker, Secure Web Gateway and Zero Trust Network Access. Whether the business will get a new name is uncertain but highly possible.

“Customers can expect Trellix’s living security platform to deliver bold innovation across the XDR market,” said STG Managing Partner William Chisholm.

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