McAfee Announces New Mobile Security Suite, Business Ready Program and Beta of McAfee WaveSecure Software for Android Tablets
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- 22 February, 2011 - McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE) today announced that it is furthering its commitment to securing devices for work, personal life and commerce with enhanced mobile device offerings. These new consumer to business-ready solutions, which are part of the McAfee mobile security portfolio, make it easier for device manufacturers and service providers to differentiate their offerings with security safeguards against device loss, data theft and malware.
McAfee is helping to set a new standard in mobile device security with its new Mobile Security Suite and Business Ready Program. McAfee has now bundled its WaveSecure and VirusScan® Mobile technologies as a single license for partners, allowing users to remotely lock, locate, back-up, wipe and restore their stolen or lost devices, while at the same time protecting them against malware threats that originate via email, instant messaging and Internet downloads. This McAfee® mobile security offering is available immediately to McAfee partners.
The McAfee "Business Ready" program, which is set to launch in Q2 2011, will enable partners to pre-load or load McAfee® Enterprise Mobility Management (McAfee® EMM™) client software with the McAfee Mobile Security consumer client technology. With every device that is loaded with WaveSecure, VirusScan Mobile, or the mobile suite, McAfee will also include the McAfee EMM client, making the device ready to be connected to the enterprise secured by McAfee EMM software. This enables consumers to purchase a device that is "business ready," making it easier for them to bring their device to work, while also enabling McAfee partners to better serve their consumer and enterprise customer segments.
Smartphones and Tablets Gaining Momentum
According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) "Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone, Media Tablet, and eReader Trackers," December 2010, IDC predicted unit shipments of smartphones and tablets would eclipse PCs in 2011. By the end of 2010, IDC expects more than 21 percent of all handsets devices shipped to partners worldwide will be smartphones converged mobile devices, the first time this has occurred. In comparison, 15 percent of all devices shipped in 2009 were smartphones converged mobile devices.
"The proliferation of mobile devices has really determined the need for protection that can span beyond the consumer to the enterprise," said Todd Gebhart, senior vice president and General Manager of small business, consumer and mobile security. "Our goal is to help our partners differentiate their device or their service, make it easier for our consumer customers to bring their device to work when they're ready, but rest assured that their own data is protected, and enable our business customers to offer guidance to their end-users."
Addressing the Market Need for both Consumer and Enterprise Customers
McAfee Mobile Security offers a real-time defense against emerging threats that target mobile devices, mobile services and mobile content. McAfee WaveSecure software, which is available in 16 languages, has already achieved more than one million downloads direct to consumers. WaveSecure allows users to enjoy their mobile lifestyle without worry—users can find their missing phone with alarm and location tracking, prevent misuse with remote lock and wipe and preserve important memories and personal data with remote backup, even from a lost or misplaced phone.
McAfee has now entered the beta testing phase with partners and end users for its WaveSecure™ Software for Android Tablets. This edition is specifically designed to operate with Android tablets that have WiFi connectivity. The product will be available for partners and direct to consumers by Q2 2011.
McAfee VirusScan Mobile software protects mobile devices from viruses and malicious applications and helps keep critical communication features always working. It automatically secures mobile devices by scanning and cleaning files, emails, Internet downloads, text and MMS messages, and attachments. VirusScan Mobile software requires minimal mobile computing and memory resources, allowing users to access their devices' functions, without interruption. VirusScan Mobile software solution is it also available as a Software Development Kit (SDK) for OEM customers to use for embedded systems and has been shipped in over 100 million mobile devices.
McAfee EMM software enables enterprises to offer employees mobile device choice, while delivering secure and easy access to mobile corporate applications. With secure mobile application access, strong authentication, high availability, scalable architecture, and compliance reporting via McAfee® ePolicy Orchestrator® platform, McAfee EMM software brings the same level of control to mobile devices — including employee-owned smartphones and tablets — that IT applies to laptops and desktops.
About McAfee, Inc.
McAfee, Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, California, is the world's largest dedicated security technology company. McAfee delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that help secure systems, networks, and mobile devices around the world, allowing users to safely connect to the Internet, browse and shop the Web more securely. Backed by unrivaled McAfee Global Threat Intelligence, McAfee creates innovative products that empower home users, businesses, the public sector and service providers by enabling them to prove compliance with regulations, protect data, prevent disruptions, identify vulnerabilities, and continuously monitor and improve their security. McAfee secures your digital world. http://www.mcafee.com
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