Companies to Create Bundled Security Solutions for North American Residential and Business Customers
LAS VEGAS — JAN. 7, 2014 — Home security leader ADT and digital security leader McAfee today announced a collaboration designed to raise the standards for consumer protection and redefine the next generation of security for the connected world. Through this partnership, the security leaders plan to develop a cohesive platform where users will be able to easily protect their digital and physical domains from one centralized, easy to use portal. In the initial phase of the partnership, the McAfee LiveSafe™ service will be combined with ADT Pulse® to provide an additional layer of protection for a customer’s home or business.
Consumers want both physical and digital security-in-one, and the powerful combination of ADT and McAfee products and services are on the cutting edge to meet this significant and growing need. ADT Pulse® is a complete security and automation solution that uses cutting-edge mobile technology that allows customers to monitor their home or business security from any web-enabled smartphone, tablet or computer. McAfee LiveSafe is an award winning service that safeguards consumers’ data, identity, and all of their digital devices. By securing devices with McAfee LiveSafe service, ADT can provide its customers with confidence that their physical security remains protected against unauthorized remote arming and disarming of their home security systems should their mobile devices become lost or stolen.
The two companies will also work together to educate and raise awareness around the need for new layered security standards and best practices that protect consumers’ homes, personal property, digital data, and identities.
“We are constantly seeking ways to increase protection for our customers in an increasingly connected and complex world,” said Arthur Orduña, senior vice president and chief innovation officer at ADT. “Partnering with McAfee adds another vital layer of security to our Pulse solution with McAfee LiveSafe service, and opens up innovation opportunities for our platforms and products.”
“In today’s always connected digital world, our entire lives are kept across our devices,” said Mike DeCesare, president of McAfee. “With the Internet of Things rapidly evolving across digital and physical applications, our partnership with ADT marks a critical advance in protecting consumers’ property and information in more ways than ever before.”
McAfee LiveSafe software will be available for download through www.ADT.com in late Q1 2014. Further integrated features and services fueled by combined McAfee and ADT technology will be announced later in the year.
For more information about ADT, visit www.ADT.com.
The ADT Corporation (NYSE: ADT) is a leading provider of electronic security, interactive home and business automation and alarm monitoring services for residences and small businesses in the United States and Canada. ADT currently serves more than six million residential and small business customers, making it the largest company of its kind in both the United States and Canada. Its broad and pioneering set of products and services, including ADT Pulse interactive home and business solutions and home health services, meet a range of customer needs for today's active and increasingly mobile lifestyles. ADT employs approximately 17,000 people at more than 200 locations. More information is available at www.adt.com.
McAfee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), empowers businesses, the public sector, and home users to safely experience the benefits of the Internet. McAfee delivers proactive and proven security solutions and services for systems, networks, and mobile devices around the world. With its Security Connected strategy, innovative approach to hardware-enhanced security, and unique Global Threat Intelligence network, McAfee is relentlessly focused on keeping its customers safe. More information is available at www.mcafee.com.
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