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McAfee Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection

Evaluation based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 15, 2011 - McAfee today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc., a premier research and advisory firm, in the Leaders Quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection” report published on September 7, 2011, written by: John Girard and Eric Ouellet.

This report evaluates 14 vendors who offer Mobile Data Protection products to secure data on movable storage systems in notebooks, smartphones, tablets, and removable media. According to Gartner, “Leaders have products that work well for Gartner clients in small and large deployments. They have long-term road maps that follow and/or influence Gartner's vision of the developing needs of buyers in the market. Leaders make their competitors' sales staffs nervous, and force competitors' technical staffs to follow their lead. Their MDP products are well-known to clients and are frequently found on RFP shortlists. In 2011, the companies that execute strongly enough to differentiate themselves as Leaders are EPP vendors that all made MDP acquisitions.

Additionally, “Differences in the Ability to Execute are based largely on financial and sales performance, but are strongly influenced by client feedback, and anecdotal research into matters of satisfaction and usability. Differences in Vision are scaled according to the breadth of the platform and the ability of a company to anticipate hot buying issues as evidenced by their R&D investments.”
“We believe our leaders position in the Magic Quadrant confirms the McAfee approach to protecting mobile data,” said Candace Worley, senior vice president and general manager of endpoint security at McAfee.  “Customers are seeking a comprehensive range of endpoint solutions deeply integrated with a state-of-the-art management infrastructure. McAfee designs data protection solutions that efficiently and effectively provide leading edge protection and management to secure our customer’s most valuable data assets.”

McAfee mobile data protection endpoint and management solutions protect data using strong encryption, access control, user behavior monitoring, and policy-driven security to help prevent the loss, theft and unauthorized access or transfer of confidential information. The McAfee® ePolicy Orchestrator® management platform provides centralized management, policy administration, monitoring, analytics, and reporting that delivers comprehensive visibility of an enterprise’s security posture.

To request a copy of the Mobile Data Protection Magic Quadrant report, please visit http://www.mcafee.com/us/independent-reports/gartner-mq-mobile-data-protection-2011.aspx  

About the Gartner Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2011 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About McAfee
McAfee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), 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 its unrivaled 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 is relentlessly focused on constantly finding new ways to keep our customers safe. http://www.mcafee.com

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Erica Coleman
McAfee
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