Intel Has Acquired McAfee

Dear McAfee Community:

We are very pleased to report that Intel completed its acquisition of McAfee. The transaction cleared reviews by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the European Commission, and other regulatory bodies. It received unanimous approval from both Intel and McAfee boards of directors and overwhelming approval from McAfee’s stockholders.

For McAfee customers, both business and home users, and partners, it’s business as usual and better. McAfee maintains its own products, customers, and sales force, and continues to develop, market, and sell products under the McAfee brand for multiple platforms and architectures. McAfee will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel, becoming part of Intel’s Software and Services Group. We now add Intel’s global reach, world-renowned labs and researchers, and technology leadership to the industry-leading McAfee portfolio of security products, solutions, and services.

This acquisition is the largest in Intel’s history and reflects Intel’s strategic elevation of security as a top global priority. As many of you know, the McAfee vision of security extends from “silicon to satellite,” and we remain thoroughly focused on the breadth of that goal. The deal will accelerate the development of more effective ways of providing security below the operating system, and we continue our aggressive advance into securing digital devices, networks, systems, the cloud, and beyond.

McAfee has been working with Intel for almost two years and will begin releasing the first fruits of that ongoing strategic partnership later this year. We are extremely excited about the collaboration between Intel’s R&D team and the McAfee global team of security researchers and experts and eagerly anticipate their innovations and advances in security.

The security of the computing environment for businesses, governments, and families around the world is continually challenged to scale as billions of digital devices connect to the Internet amid a surge of cyberthreats and malware. A more trusted and secure computing environment — enabled by technologies and products from McAfee and Intel — will help ensure that online commerce and communication continue to flourish and the immense benefits of our connected world are realized.

Thank you for your ongoing support of McAfee.

Dave DeWalt

McAfee, Inc.
Renée James

Senior Vice President, Intel Corporation
Group General Manager, Software and Services Group
Chairman of McAfee Subsidiary