SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- McAfee, Inc., today announced that leading research firm Gartner, Inc. has placed the company in the leaders quadrant in its "Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection," as published on September 23, 2008.(1)
According to Gartner, vendors listed in the leaders quadrant "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 Mobile Data Protection (MDP) products are well-known to clients, and they encounter little resistance in selling their products."
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 our position in the leaders quadrant further validates McAfee's commitment to delivering industry leading data protection technologies," said Gerhard Watzinger, general manager of McAfee's data protection business unit. "Customers and partners rely on McAfee to provide defense-in-depth protection to ensure their data is protected against varying security threats which could disrupt business productivity."
McAfee® Total Protection for Data software combines full-disk, file/folder, and mobile device encryption together with endpoint Data Loss Prevention and device management/control functionality to provide integrated protection for data at the endpoint. Customers receive comprehensive monitoring and protection of all communication channels including corporate e-mail, personal e-mail, instant messaging, file transfer, P2P file sharing, Web mail and other applications.
McAfee Total Protection for Data software features: * Centralized policy management and enforcement * Strong encryption for laptops, desktops, and devices * Prevention of unauthorized access to data * Renders data useless in the event of loss or theft * Prevents accidental exposure of sensitive data * Prevents data loss without disrupting legitimate business activities * Enforces use of only authorized devices * Regulates what types of data can be transferred to external devices * Continuous monitoring of user behavior * Auditing and reporting capabilities to provide total visibility * Enforcement of regulatory and internal policy requirements
To view the Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection, visit: http://mediaproducts.gartner.com/reprints/mcafee/article4/article4.html.
About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2008 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. 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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(1) Gartner, Inc., "Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection" by John
Girard and Ray Wagner, Sep. 23, 2008.