McAfee and Intel Hardware-Enhanced Security

Transforming the security industry

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Overview

To help achieve greater enterprise IT security, Intel and McAfee are focused on delivering a range of hardware-enhanced security solutions, software, and services to help address key security challenges. Intel and McAfee deliver hardware-enhanced security solutions that provide deeper levels of protection for PCs. The tightly integrated solutions go beyond traditional security measures to help prevent attacks in real time, deliver robust security management, and provide strong data encryption with minimal impact on productivity.

By combining the hardware foundation of security from Intel® Core vPro processors with strong protection, management, and encryption from McAfee Deep Defender, McAfee ePO Deep Command, and McAfee Complete Data Protection, you can help lower your security operations’ costs while enhancing your overall security posture and maintaining high performance and productivity for your users.

All these solutions are available as an extension to the Security Connected framework from McAfee.

Key Benefits

  • Leverage the power of Intel Core vPro technology
    Extend threat protection to a new level through security solutions that work with Intel technology. McAfee Deep Defender, McAfee ePO Deep Command, and McAfee Endpoint Encryption for PC utilize the features available in the 3rd Generation Intel® Core vPro processors to enable advanced security management and comprehensive protection against new, hard-to-detect attacks.
  • Get next-generation endpoint security beyond the OS
    Enable endpoint security that provides protection beyond the operating system and is designed to detect, block, and remediate advanced, hidden attacks for a deeper level of security. Deep Defender is the industry's first hardware-assisted security product built on the McAfee DeepSAFE technology platform, jointly developed with Intel.
  • Gain next-generation endpoint security management beyond the OS
    Use hardware-enhanced endpoint security management that delivers beyond-the-operating-system management, reducing security operations costs while enhancing your security posture.
  • Maintain security visibility while lowering costs
    Wake PCs, update policies, and return them to lower power states to save energy and pursue industry incentives to cut power consumption without compromising security. McAfee ePO Deep Command leverages Intel vPro Active Management Technology (AMT) to enable this secure, remote access to systems, regardless if a PC is powered on or off.
  • Utilize real-time memory and CPU monitoring
    Leverage McAfee DeepSAFE technology, a memory software utilizing Intel VT-x to provide real-time kernel memory and CPU event protection with minimal performance impact.
  • Protect data efficiently
    Provide secure access to devices in addition to stronger, more efficient protection of data while maintaining user productivity. Enjoy stronger access control for mobile and remote devices, and ensure up-to-date protections for users with McAfee Endpoint Encryption for PCs.
  • Deploy quickly and manage easily
    Use McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) software to remotely deploy and manage Deep Defender alongside your existing McAfee endpoint security solutions, lowering management overhead and costs.

Demos / Tutorials

Demos

McAfee Deep Defender is reinventing the industry approach to security and is the first product built on the McAfee DeepSAFE Technology co-developed with Intel.

McAfee ePO Deep Command allows security administrators to configure and remediate hard-to-manage endpoints from a central site, using an established and familiar management platform — McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator.

Videos

Your enterprise attack surface might be bigger than you think, and cybercriminals are constantly finding new ways to exploit any weak points they can find. This video explores the unique, hardware-enhanced security made possible by Intel and McAfee that can help you keep your users and data more secure than ever.

Customer Stories

Major Medical Center

McAfee Deep Defender helps a major medical center

Highlights
  • Reduces total cost of ownership with built-in security and management features of Intel vPro
  • Provides a significant time savings for IT personnel to proactively protect company systems
  • Allows for broad and in-depth desktop security
  • Actively detects and disables malware

Products

Endpoint Protection

McAfee Deep Defender
McAfee Deep Defender

McAfee Deep Defender is a next generation of hardware-assisted endpoint security, enabled by McAfee DeepSAFE technology, operating beyond the operating system, designed to detect, block and remediate advanced, hidden attacks. McAfee Deep Defender is reinventing the industry approach to security and is the first product built on the McAfee DeepSAFE Technology co-developed with Intel.

McAfee ePO Deep Command
McAfee ePO Deep Command

McAfee ePO Deep Command is an extension of McAfee's leading endpoint security management offering to provide customers with remote security management access to PCs that may be powered off or disabled. Utilizing Intel Active Management Technology (AMT), McAfee ePO Deep Command delivers beyond-the-operating system management, reducing security operations costs while enhancing your security posture. Using Intel AMT, McAfee ePO Deep Command enables secure remote access regardless of the PC’s power state so IT administrators can remotely remediate compromised systems, enable ‘green’ security initiatives, wake and patch systems, and apply proactive security.

McAfee Complete Data Protection
McAfee Complete Data Protection

McAfee Complete Data Protection delivers powerful data encryption integrated with centralized management that helps prevent unauthorized access and loss or theft of sensitive data. McAfee Complete Data Protection software enables data protection anytime, anywhere with full disk, file, folder, and removable media encryption solutions.

Resources

Data Sheets

McAfee ePO Deep Command

For a technical summary on the McAfee product listed above, please view the product data sheet.

McAfee Deep Defender

For a technical summary on the McAfee product listed above, please view the product data sheet.

Technology Blueprints

No Sleep for Security

While waking systems to scan and providing remote repair capabilities seem like very different issues, they are both solved through McAfee integration with Intel® vPro® Active Management Technology (Intel AMT). Leveraging the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO) agent and centralized management environment, McAfee ePO Deep Command runs on desktops and laptops with the second generation Intel Core™ i5 and i7 vPro technologies.

White Papers

McAfee Deep Defender Technical Evaluation and Best Practices Guide

Learn how McAfee Deep Defender version 1.0 targets the more dangerous kernel mode rootkits.

Root Out Rootkits

This paper describes how McAfee Deep Defender moves endpoint security beyond the operating system. McAfee Deep Defender gets hardware assistance from Intel and uses a privileged early load position to uncloak, block, and remove the kernel-mode activities of stealthy rootkits.

The New Reality of Stealth Crimeware

With cybercrime on the rise, McAfee and Intel researchers believe that we need to re-envision how to detect and block stealthy malware.

Threats and Risks