McAfee Embedded Control for Android enables OEMs to maintain system integrity by allowing only authorized code to run on a vast range of embedded systems. The Android OS is showing up in devices of virtually every shape, size, and function, from wearable computers, barcode scanners, and medical devices, to game consoles, kitchen appliances, automotive navigation systems, and more.
The Android OS offers incredible opportunities to OEMs looking to capitalize on the unprecedented growth of mobility. Manufacturers of fixed-function devices are quickly adopting Android for its seemingly limitless potential in powering communications-sensitive applications that were previously dominated by Windows and Linux.
But as Android-based devices become even more ingrained in consumers' daily lives and critical vertical applications, they are emerging as the world’s most popular security targets. In fact, Android has quickly become one of the largest targets for both malware and spyware, with mobile malware threats up 6,000% year-over-year (Source: McAfee Threats Report: Third Quarter 2012). By some estimates, the number of distinct Android malware incidents will reach 1 million in 2013. Securing these devices is not only critical, but also provides a solution to help lower ongoing maintenance costs while increasing availability to those who use Android-based systems.
McAfee is committed to providing comprehensive security to embedded customers. As our customers plan for Android adoption, they can implement the same level of McAfee security on Android-powered devices that exists on devices with Windows and Linux platforms. Additionally, McAfee Embedded Control for Android reduces operational costs by locking down a device’s original software configuration through dynamic whitelisting, and provides tamper-proof protection by preventing unauthorized code from executing on a managed device