McAfee announces three-pronged strategy to protect mobile devices at enterprises


McAfee announced its vision for securing mobile devices
in corporate environments. The three-pronged approach for protecting mobile
devices, mobile data, and mobile applications, is designed to help businesses
and consumers manage their devices securely, as the threat environment quickly


Attacks on smartphones are becoming more common, and
according to McAfee Labs, new malware targeting Android devices jumped 76
percent in the last quarter. The need to secure mobile devices from attacks has
never been more important.


Mobile device adoption is exploding, and unfortunately,
so are the threats targeting mobile platforms. If McAfee’s historical experience
analyzing threats on numerous platforms is any indication, we believe that the
emerging mobile malware we are seeing today is just the beginning,” said John
Dasher, senior director, mobile security for McAfee.


It’s a whole new world, and a challenge for IT to craft
security policies that make sense while updating their infrastructure. At
McAfee, we’re working hard to create new technology to help enterprises address
the challenge of securely incorporating these new mobile platforms into their environment,”
Dasher added.


McAfeeis being able to bring mobile devices into the
security infrastructure. With a broad portfolio of security technologies
including anti-malware, data loss prevention, application security, web
protection, and more, McAfee has the technology needed to securely welcome
these new endpoints.


McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator security management software,
which covers more than 30 million endpoints today, and McAfee Global Threat
Intelligence, support and work across these integrations.


With data and device protection for today’s most popular
mobile devices, McAfee provides a complete security solution that embraces
mobile device diversity. To meet this challenge, McAfee offers the following:


McAfee Enterprise Mobility Management (McAfee EMM)
software brings the same level of security and control to mobile devices
including employee-owned smartphones and tablets that IT applies to laptops and


Anti-malware protection from the growing number of
threats targeted at mobile devices through McAfee VirusScan Mobile software.


Web protection that alerts mobile devices users when they
are accessing malicious sites, such as phishing sites is offered through McAfee
SiteAdvisor technology.


Protecting sensitive corporate data is a requirement.
McAfee can ensure that only those devices with encryption access the corporate
network and data. 


Data protection when using the McAfee EMM product,
Anti-theft and loss features allow for remote backup, lock and wipe to make
sure that sensitive data does not get into the wrong hands, Additional data
protection technologies are under development including the separation of
business and personal data.


Beyond traditional email and web, mobile apps are readily
available and proliferating by the millions. McAfee sees this as potentially
the biggest threat vector of the future.


McAfee has released in beta McAfee App Alert software to
inform users how apps access their personal data.


McAfee is expanding the scope of its Global Threat
Intelligence to include mobile app reputation services to identify apps that
are malicious or put privacy at risk.


McAfee also has app-scanning technologies that have been
successfully deployed in app stores, adding a crucial layer of application
security that helps vendors provide customers a safe app experience.


McAfee recently announced the launch
of McAfee DeepSAFE. The new technology, which will help fundamentally change
and reshape the security industry, was demonstrated by McAfee at Intel
Developer Forum (IDF) during Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini’s keynote.


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