Intel and McAfee set to take security beyond the PC

Now that Intel's acquisition of McAfee is complete, the two can begin working together

By Tony Bradley, PC World |  Security, embedded, Intel

The rise in mobile malware is just one example of the need for new security tools and models to address emerging technologies. Consumers and IT admins have become fairly well indoctrinated into the need for fundamental security tools like antimalware and firewall protection for PCs, but smartphones and tablets represent a "wild west" environment wide open to attack.

As devices like televisions, cars, home appliances, and virtually anything you can think of get connected to the Internet, they present security concerns that need to be addressed as well. Intel wants to establish itself as the primary provider of the processors and hardware architecture that drive these connected devices of the future, and baking security in from the start with the help of McAfee will allow Intel to set itself apart from the competition.


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