Intel has completed its $US7.7 billion acquisition of McAfee. Intel has promised that the new combination of hardware and software will usher in a new strategy to security solutions going forward.
It sounds like a really big happy meal for channel partners. The new McAfee Profitability Stack serves up a range of beefy options to help VARs maximize their security software profits. So, will partners eat up the concept — especially as Sophos, Symantec and Trend Micro (among others) continue to counter the Intel-McAfee combo?
McAfee, working closely with Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) on some fronts, is making four enhancements to its Endpoint Security offerings — which range from Apple iOS 6 support to more encryption capabilities across PCs and Macs. Senior VP Candace Worley described the endpoint security strategy during FOCUS 12, a conference this week in Las Vegas.
McAfee, an Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) company, has unveiled an open Security Connected Platform. It will allow partners and customers to plug additional services into McAfee’s offerings, the company claims. The news surfaced at McAfee FOCUS 2012 today in Las Vegas.
Intel announced it will collaborate with Google to optimize the Android OS for Intel's Atom processor platform, helping the chipmaker in its push into the smartphone market. Also on the opening day of the Intel Developer Forum (IDF), Intel spoke about the upcoming & Haswell& Core processor, also talking up ultrabooks and McAfee embedded security....
McAfee Co-President Michael DeCesare this morning offered an update on the Intel-McAfee synergies, and he sees four trends impacting the future of IT security: (1) Social media, (2)public and private cloud, (3) big data and (4) the app explosion tied to mobile.