Consumerization of IT

Secure and manage the latest platforms and devices to drive enterprise productivity

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The Definition of “Endpoint” is Changing
In many workplaces today, the new norm is BYOD — Bring Your Own Device. An increasing number of enterprises find that home-based IT equipment and services are both more capable and less expensive than legacy systems, so everything from employee-owned laptops to the latest consumer smartphones are now appearing in the office. To address the security of these new endpoints, McAfee offers a complete solution that meets the growing, bidirectional, web-protection needs of organizations — while enabling them to take advantage of everything today’s web has to offer.

Employee web use is more varied and far-reaching than ever. With new mobile business apps deployed every day, more internal business data is transmitted on mobile platforms. As a result, employee use of these new platforms is on the rise — both for business and personal use. On an average day, employees use four consumer devices and multiple third-party applications and websites. These include:

  • Web and social media apps
  • Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter
  • Basic services such as calendar and personal email
  • New enterprise and line-of-business apps such as CRM, database, and design
  • New consumer apps for banking, traveling, shopping, and stock trading

As organizations adopt new productivity platforms for employees and permit the use of new consumer devices, McAfee provides solutions that protect against every angle of attack, delivers a unified management system that scales to organizations of all sizes, and ensures all endpoints are secure and compliant.

Powered by McAfee Labs and Global Threat Intelligence, McAfee solutions ensure all endpoints meet IT compliance standards prior to network access, and protect users and assets from malware entering the network. Beyond simply allowing or denying access to employee-owned devices, our solutions let you control which users are permitted to access specific applications, and manage how web applications are used, enabling a safe, productive consumerization program.

Key Benefits

  • Enable a secure move to consumerization
    Say “yes” to consumerization projects. McAfee solutions allow enterprises to permit the use of employee-owned computers and the latest mobile devices, including iPads and iPhones, without introducing new security risks.
  • Get unprecedented visibility and control over mobile devices
    Enable the safe use of employee-owned smartphones and tablets. McAfee Enterprise Mobility Management helps secure and manage a range of new mobile devices, and provides key data-wipe capabilities.
  • Protect your network from noncompliant devices
    Trust the highly acclaimed McAfee Network Access Control (NAC) solution to ensure only known and compliant devices gain access to your network.
  • Secure sensitive data
    Use McAfee’s industry-leading endpoint encryption solutions to protect all sensitive data, regardless of where it resides.
  • Maximize the return on virtualization initiatives
    Improve the ROI of virtualized desktop projects with McAfee Management for Optimized Virtual Environments (MOVE) AntiVirus. It delivers improved performance and resource utilization for companies using virtualization to deliver applications to end users, enabling more employee endpoints to be supported on the same hardware.
  • Manage data at rest and on the move
    Safeguard data as it travels inside and outside your network with McAfee Endpoint and Network DLP solutions.
  • Protect against the latest web-based threats
    Prevent the new generation of Web 2.0 threats from entering your network with McAfee Web Security solutions, offered as an appliance and through our Security-as-a-Service.
  • Monitor your network for unmanaged devices
    Eliminate threats introduced by unmanaged and unmanageable devices like printers and embedded devices with McAfee Network Security Platform, which constantly monitors network traffic and stops malicious activity before it reaches sensitive endpoints.
  • Restrict specific mobile applications to limit network exposure
    Gain control over mobile app downloads and use. The application environment of a smartphone is extremely dynamic because users can download new apps from many sources. McAfee Firewall Enterprise allows you to control which applications users are permitted to access, and prevent traffic from unapproved applications.


Data Protection

McAfee Complete Data Protection
McAfee Complete Data Protection

Enable remote encryption and encrypt sensitive data on both company-owned laptops and employee-owned smartphones.

McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention
McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention

McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention (DLP) safeguards intellectual property and ensures compliance by protecting sensitive data wherever it lives – on the network, in storage systems or at the endpoint, while saving time and money with centralized deployment, management, and reporting.

Endpoint Protection

McAfee MOVE AntiVirus
McAfee MOVE AntiVirus

Optimize virtualized desktops. Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) offers an innovative way to enable access while limiting data exposure. Using VDI, all applications and data are stored on corporate servers, and access is limited to data on employee-owned hosts. McAfee MOVE AntiVirus optimizes VDI by offloading security-intensive functions to increase performance and scalability.

Network Security

McAfee Firewall Enterprise
McAfee Firewall Enterprise

Monitor and control traffic from employee-owned devices.

McAfee Network Security Platform
McAfee Network Security Platform

Monitor and control traffic from employee-owned devices while delivering industry-leading threat protection.


Solution Briefs

Smarter BYOD

As Gartner predicts, BYOD is here to stay and will soon become the rule rather than the exception. Users are eager to embrace the trend, but IT is reticent for good reason. This solution brief shows IT how to successfully get a handle on BYOD with a scalable strategy and integrated solutions that fall under the umbrella of the Security Connected framework from McAfee.

Combating the Insider Risk to Data

McAfee data protection solutions guard critical data against insider risk, including accidental exposure of company information and laptop loss.

How Can You Prepare for the Consumerization of IT?

Learn how to prepare your enterprise for the consumerization of IT.

Threats and Risks