Leading Makers of ATMs, Kiosks, Medical Devices, Multifunction Printers, and Point-of-Sale Systems Trust McAfee for Security, Control, and Compliance
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE) February 16, 2011 -- RSA Conference:
McAfee, Inc. (NYSE:MFE) today announced that it has original equipment manufacturer (OEM) relationships to secure devices from the world's leading manufacturers in multiple markets. McAfee provides security to device OEM partners and customers such as NCR (automated teller machines), NEC Infrontia (point-of-sale), Sharp (multifunction printers and point-of-sale), Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (energy substation servers), Meridian (kiosks), Clearwave (medical kiosks), PFU (graphic order terminals), and Sysmex Corporation (Medical Device).
There are expected to be 50 billion IP connected devices in 2020, up from 1 billion today. These devices can include automated teller machines (ATM), kiosks, point-of-sale (POS) systems, medical modalities and kiosks, mobile phones, multifunction printers (MFP), smart grid systems and thin client computers. With the proliferation of these devices comes the need to secure and manage them—whether it's the value of the device itself, protection from theft and data loss, or meeting compliance requirements set forth by the device owner or regulatory body.
"We understand that unlike a PC, each IP connected device can be a unique system with very specific security, control and performance requirements," said Thomas Moore, vice president, Worldwide Embedded Sales for McAfee. "By deploying McAfee Embedded Security as a foundation on the device, we are giving our OEM partners' customers increased security and control over their devices. This can translate into increased value for manufacturers, while also providing customers with built-in security from the manufacturer in a compliance-ready device."
McAfee Embedded Security software is specifically designed for OEMs to securely build, deploy and control IP connected devices. The small footprint, low-overhead software combines industry-leading application control and change control technology to ensure that only trusted applications run on devices as they flow through the channel or dealer network, and after they are deployed at an enterprise or remote location. The solution enforces software policies to prevent unauthorized changes and can alert on unwanted change attempts. This powerful combination of features protects devices from zero-day attacks, reduces in-field breakage, eliminates patching cycles, and keeps devices compliant with security standards.
The McAfee OEM Alliance program puts McAfee expertise and industry-leading McAfee protection into a broad spectrum of existing and emerging products for endpoints, servers, data, and the network. This coverage includes embedded devices spread across a wide range of industries, including retail, healthcare, energy and financial services.
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McAfee Device OEM Partner & Customer Quotes
"Security and compliance are a pillar of NCR's self-service business. Through the integration of McAfee Embedded Security with our multi-vendor APTRA Security practices and solutions, NCR is the only self-service provider taking a proactive approach to defending the trusted ATM channel from malware attacks and hacking attempts, and at the same time easing the burden for ATM deployers of achieving PCI DSS compliance."— Michael O'Laughlin, vice president and general manager, NCR Financial Services
"McAfee Embedded Security on our POS systems gives us complete control and certainty over what changes on each device. The added control enables us to drastically reduce our support costs by preventing all out-of-policy changes and eliminating emergency patching procedures." —Hiroshi Komura, General Manager, i-Appliance division, NEC Infrontia.
"It is critical that we sustain availability and compliance of our multifunction printers across convenience store locations. McAfee is an instrumental partner in helping us lock-down our office automation printers and multifunction peripherals by preventing unauthorized access, unwanted software changes, and unapproved software installations on our systems." —Hiromu Yoshimoto, manager, Sharp Corporation
"When it comes to energy systems and critical infrastructure, security needs to be at the forefront without impacting system performance. McAfee Embedded Security is helping us ensure our intelligent substation servers remain secure and operate as they are intended to when deployed by our utility customers." — Jerry Bennett, Development Manager, Research & Development, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.