Position Based on McAfee's Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute
SANTA CLARA, Calif., September 15, 2010 - McAfee, Inc. (NYSE:MFE), today announced that leading research firm Gartner, Inc. has placed McAfee in the leaders quadrant in its “Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection,” as published on September 7, 2010.
According to Gartner, “Mobile data protection (MDP) systems and procedures are needed to protect data privacy and to comply with audit requirements, and every company must include MDP in its IT operations plan.” Moreover, “MDP is an established market with two primary purposes: first and foremost, to protect data by encryption; and second, to provide evidence that the protection is working.”
The report also notes, “mobile data protection products secure data on movable storage systems in notebooks/laptops, smartphones and removable media. They may also be used on desktops and servers. Buyers want common protection policies across multiple platforms, minimal support demands and proof that data is protected.”
Factors contributing to a company’s ability to execute include products and services, overall viability, sales and marketing execution, and customer experience. Gartner evaluates a company's completeness of vision by considering in part its market understanding, sales and marketing strategy, offering or product strategy, business model, and innovation.
“We believe the McAfee position in the leaders quadrant confirms our commitment to help companies protect their confidential data on a wide range of end-user computing devices,” said Candace Worley, general manager, endpoint protection business unit at McAfee. “McAfee continues to invest in making our solutions the most comprehensive in the market with strong encryption, authentication, data loss prevention and centralized, policy driven security. Our recent acquisitions of Trust Digital and TenCube are demonstrations of this commitment.”
McAfee mobile data protection solutions and suites are customizable to meet current and future organizational needs. The offerings consist of a comprehensive set of modular solutions with an integrated, centralized management platform. The McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator platform provides centralized deployment, management, policy administration, password recovery, monitoring, auditing and proof of compliance resulting in consistent and simplified management.
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About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2010 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, 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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1 Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection” by John Girard, September 7, 2010