SANTA CLARA, Calif., and MONTREAL, July 29, 2008 – McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE) and MXI Security today announced that they will join forces to provide government organizations with secure, portable devices backed by enterprise risk management software. Together the companies will empower federal, state and local agencies with unparalleled portable security for their most sensitive data and technology systems.
McAfee will deliver the McAfee® Zero Footprint Bio device and the McAfee Encrypted Hard Disk to government customers. The McAfee devices are based on MXI Security’s Stealth MXP, the first-ever FIPS 140-2 Level 2 validated portable security device, and its Outbacker MXP hard disk device. Both companies will offer the public sector centrally controlled management software through McAfee Encrypted USB Manager and MXI Security’s ACCESS Enterprise software suite. The offerings combine the best of both companies’ industry-leading software and hardware, featuring today’s most advanced hard disk encryption, pre-boot authentication, data loss prevention, network intrusion prevention, portable encrypted mass storage, and mobility for digital credentials.
“The combination of McAfee and MXI Security brings together the most stringent security technology available to protect our nation’s most critical information and systems,” said Mike Carpenter, senior vice president of McAfee’s Public Sector. “As a trusted security advisor to the federal government, McAfee’s dedicated government sales force will deliver a combined security solution that fulfills government mandates for improved national security and mission-critical operations at home and abroad.”
“We are delighted to team with McAfee. This relationship complements MXI Security’s long-term commitment to developing and manufacturing the most advanced portable security hardware and software solutions available on the market,” said Julian Reusing, president, North America, MXI Security. “The combined product offering from our two entities provides the customer with state-of-the-art security solutions from the back office to the end point.”
McAfee is a select partner on the GSA SmartBUY Program for Data at Rest through the SafeBoot brand, which McAfee recently acquired. MXI Security provides enterprise-class devices that combine secure storage with corporate identity and access management services. McAfee Encrypted USB is easy to manage and protected by strong multifactor biometric and password authentication, with 256-bit AES hardware based encryption.
McAfee Encrypted USB is the only biometric device that holds a FIPS 140-2 validation certificate. It is in use by more than 150 government agencies and departments and companies worldwide.
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About McAfee, Inc.
McAfee, Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, California, is the world's largest dedicated security technology company. It delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that secure systems and networks around the world, allowing users to browse and shop the Web securely. With its unmatched security expertise and commitment to innovation, McAfee empowers home users, businesses, the public sector and service providers by enabling them to comply with regulations, protect data, prevent disruptions, identify vulnerabilities and continuously monitor and improve their security. http://www.mcafee.com
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About MXI Security
MXI Security, a division of Memory Experts International Inc., leads the way in providing superior managed portable security solutions designed to meet the highest security and privacy standards of even the most demanding customers.
MXI Security solutions combine the power of strong user authentication, digital identity and data encryption to protect access to sensitive information and systems.
Easy to manage and transparent to the end user, MXI Security solutions enable organizations to satisfy multiple security needs with a single device, facilitating greater mobility without compromising security.
For more information please visit www.mxisecurity.com