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McAfee Enterprise MVISION Cloud

About the Cloud Registry

The MVISION Cloud Registry provides a comprehensive database of 30,000 SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS services with detailed information about each cloud service using 55 attributes that comprise the form of a CloudTrust rating. It uses a proprietary risk algorithm to indicate that a cloud service is MVISION Cloud Enterprise-Ready.

Enterprises use the MVISION Cloud Registry to understand the way they use cloud services, because it is comprehensive in the breadth and depth of its coverage. The database of 30,000 cloud services is the largest in the industry, including several thousand services uncategorized by firewalls and proxies. MVISION Cloud is tuned to identify only cloud services and not websites, which minimizes false positives and provides IT teams with the broadest, most accurate visibility into your company's cloud usage.

The services in the Cloud Registry are categorized into categories (including Collaboration, Cloud Storage, Social Media, and more) to help you better understand use and find alternatives when needed. For each cloud service, MVISION Cloud has detailed information covering 55 Risk Attributes spanning multiple categories including Data, User/Device, Service, Business, and Legal. Risk Attributes developed with the Cloud Security Alliance, cover all attributes recommended by the Cloud Security Alliance’s Cloud Control Matrix. They also incorporate other attributes derived from vendor assessment checklists from large enterprise customers. All Registry information gives companies detailed understanding of the security implications of their cloud usage.

Definition of a Cloud Service

A Cloud Service is defined as any resource that is provided over the internet. The most common Cloud Service resources are Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and XaaS (anything as a service). Cloud Services are made available to users on demand via the internet from a cloud computing provider's servers, as opposed to being provided from a company's own on-premises servers. Typically, Cloud Services provide data storage and access, scalability, and associated updates. They provide the back-end that web applications need to function. McAfee Enterprise MVISION Cloud does not add services such as banks and telecoms to the Registry as Cloud Services.

Cloud Registry Page

The Cloud Registry page provides access to over 30,000 services that exist in the MVISION Cloud Registry database. This page allows you to search for any cloud service and understand its risk and usage on the Service Details Page. You can filter services by multiple attributes including Category, Risk, Service Group, Active/Inactive, and Custom Attributes. 

To access it, go to Governance > Cloud Registry.


The Cloud Registry page provides the following information and actions:

  • Search. Search via the Omnibar
  • Filters. Select Filters to scope down your search. 
  • Views. Select Saved Views created by you or shared with you by another user to reuse specified search parameters from a previous search on current data. You can also use Saved Views to create Dashboard cards and Notifications
  • Actions. Click Actions to:
  • Risk. Provides the service's risk score at a glance. 
  • Service Name. Click the Service Name link in the table to display the Service Details page. 
  • Category. Displays the category for this service. 
  • Subcategory. Displays the subcategory for this service. 
  • Service Group(s). Displays the Service Groups(s) that this service belongs to. Click the Service Group links in the table to go directly to the Service Groups page. 
  • Used. Displays if this service is used by your organization with Yes or No. 
  • Enterprise ReadyMVISION Cloud evaluates cloud services and awards those services that fully satisfy the program’s stringent requirements with the Enterprise-Ready™ seal.
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