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Windows 7: Why Intel bought McAfee


27 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 
Why Intel bought McAfee

Why Intel bought McAfee


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There's been quite a bit of head-scratching over Intel's decision to purchase McAfee, but, despite all the breathless talk about mobile security and ARM and virus-fighting processors, the chipmaker's motivations for the purchase are actually fairly straightforward. First, Intel's management has decided, in the wake of Operation Aurora, to move security up to the top of Intel's priority list. Second, secure systems require a lot more than just hardware support—security is about the whole stack, plus the network, plus policies and practices. Third, Intel has waited for ages for its ecosystem partners to come up with ways to give consumers access to vPro's security benefits, and little has really panned out so now they're just going to take vPro (and any newer security technologies) directly to consumers via McAfee.
Let's take a look at each of these reasons in turn.
Source: Why Intel bought McAfee

~Lordbob


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27 Aug 2010   #2

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Nice article. Thanks for sharing.
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27 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Good article. Thanks for the link. Intel can only improve McAfee; it can't get much worse.
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27 Aug 2010   #4

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Good article. Thanks for the link. Intel can only improve McAfee; it can't get much worse.
+1.
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27 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Good article. Thanks for the link. Intel can only improve McAfee; it can't get much worse.
+1.
+2 there.

~Lordbob
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27 Aug 2010   #6

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Echo that, the Mc has been on my run away list for years both anti virus and fast food!
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27 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Good article. Thanks for the link. Intel can only improve McAfee; it can't get much worse.
Agreed fully, although any improvements to McAfee won't stray me from MSE.
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27 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 32x
 
 

Its nice to hear since i havent had any antivirus since i first got a computer! I can trust Intel more than anyother anti virus company!

Thanks for the info BTW
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28 Aug 2010   #9

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi there
Some companies often buy stuff only to realize it really is a DOG.

Just look at IBM with the universally ABOMINATED LOTUS NOTES -- IBM really bought a pig in a poke with that one.

With MSE and Client Fore Front security being developed full tilt by Microsoft I can't see ANY reason why Intel would want to waste a lot of money on buying THAT particular package. It would IMO make much more sense buying either a hardware or software vendor concerned with DECENT GRAPHICS -- which presumably INTEL could incorporate features into their next generation of CPU's.

Cheers
jimbo
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28 Aug 2010   #10

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

"In explaining its purchase of McAfee, Intel has clearly indicated that the real impact of the purchase won't really be felt in the computer market until later in the coming decade—this is a long-term, strategic buy."

The coming decade ends in 2020. By then Intel may have used it as a tax write off.
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