Grant McDonald

Grant has 17 years of experience in a variety of IT technologies, 7 of which have been focused on data and endpoint security. His current focus is on the commercial and enterprise McAfee Endpoint Protection Suites. He is also a gamer, self-professing comic book nerd, and is an active Startup Weekend judge and mentor.

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Endpoint Security

Can your Security Distinguish a Candle from a Fire?

We’ve all heard it – a smoke detector that goes off with only the slightest of prompts. Light a candle and listen to it go off. Cook (or overcook) a meal, and the beeping sends you running to make sure there isn’t a fire. You of course know that a ...

Endpoint Security

McAfee scores 100% in Real World test

It’s the security weaknesses you don’t know about or the next zero-day threat that keeps most of us up at night. That’s why when it comes to testing for effectiveness against threats, it’s critical to look at how a defense works to combat current, real world samples. After all, you ...

Endpoint Security

Change is Good When It’s Free, Easy, and Has a Happy Endpoint

When a company announces a new version of something I rely upon in my personal life, like Apple announcing a new iPhone, I cringe.  Of course, the thought of the latest and best is exciting, but the thought of upgrading – the cost, the hassle – usually makes me wait (longer than ...

Enterprise Endpoint Security

EDR – Not just for Large Enterprises?

When you think of Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) tools, do you envision a CSI-style crime lab with dozens of monitors and people with eagle eye views of what their users and defenses are doing? For many, the idea of EDR seems like something for “the big players” with teams ...

Enterprise Endpoint Security

McAfee Endpoint Security – Why You Don’t Have to Take Our Word for It.

It’s an unfortunate fact that evaluating security vendors today can often mean sifting through a sea of marketing hype to understand which products should be added to your short-list. Exclusive claims about what makes one product different from another may be vague, hard to find or even harder to believe. ...

Endpoint Security

McAfee Endpoint Security Earns Top Product Award

The AV-TEST Institute, a leading international and independent service provider in the fields of IT security and anti-virus research,  has given McAfee Endpoint Security (ENS) a Top Product Award in their latest corporate Windows7 test. AV-Test evaluated the most recent version 10.5.3 of McAfee Endpoint Security and gave it a ...

Enterprise

McAfee Endpoint Security: What’s New?

Cyber-attacks continue to become more costly and sophisticated in nature and thus more challenging to do battle with. Especially given the growing attack surface and multiple vectors from a variety of sources waiting to wreak havoc.  Organizations need to stay one step ahead of cyber-criminals and evolve their approach in ...

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