McAfee Establishes Key Embedded Relationships with Technology Distributor Leaders

  McAfee Establishes Key Embedded Relationships with Technology Distributor

   Arrow and Avnet to Offer Full Line of McAfee Embedded Security Solutions

Business Wire

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- June 25, 2013

McAfee today announced that it has allied with the industry’s leading
technology distributors to offer its embedded security solutions. Arrow
Electronics Inc. and Avnet Embedded will now be able to offer McAfee Embedded
Security, providing greater protection than traditional antivirus solutions by
offering purpose-built security technology and zero-day protection for the
growing array of embedded devices. The addition of these new value added
distributors extends McAfee’s embedded security relationships which already
include Advantech and Bsquare.

At the Embedded World 2013 Conference, the three main themes were safety,
security and ultra-low power. However, security and embedded are not always
closely tied to each other. With the high-growth trend of embedded devices,
the likelihood of a targeted attack on these devices greatly increases. McAfee
is partnering with key technology distributors to embed proactive zero-day
protection into these embedded devices, making security an essential item not
an add-on item by designers and manufacturers. Now when an embedded designer
builds a product they will automatically get a host of embedded security
options at the distribution level.

“Embedded is a fast-growing market that needs to apply security best
practices,” said Tom Moore, vice president of worldwide embedded sales at
McAfee. “McAfee is making it easier for OEMs and designers to add leading
security technology to their products through the distribution channel. Our
goal is to secure the rapidly growing embedded device market and thereby
lessen the risk to both device OEMs and consumers.”

The additional McAfee products now offered through Arrow’s OEM computing
solutions business in North America and Avnet Embedded in North America:

  *McAfee Integrity Control - Blocks unauthorized applications and change on
    fixed-function, point-of-service infrastructures including ATMs,
    point-of-sale (POS) systems, and kiosks
  *McAfee Application Control – A centrally managed whitelisting solution
    that blocks unauthorized applications and code on servers, corporate
    desktops, and fixed-function devices
  *McAfee Endpoint Protection Suite - An integrated solution that secures
    Windows systems against malware and unauthorized devices, providing device
    control and critical email and web protection
  *McAfee VirusScan Enterprise- Combines anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall,
    and intrusion prevention technologies to stop and remove malicious

“We live in an embedded world where everything is connected,” said Brian
Armstrong, vice president of Arrow’s OCS business. “With this greater
connectivity comes an increase in threats to the consumer. McAfee Embedded
Security protects the customer against these threats while giving designers
time to focus on their product designs rather than how to secure them.”

“With McAfee’s technologies, Avnet customers developing embedded devices can
ensure their products will be protected from the evolving threat landscape,”
said Chuck Kostalnick, senior vice president, Avnet Embedded. “It’s not good
enough to just provide the blacklisting approach of traditional antivirus
solutions. Today’s environment calls for a more proactive solution that
provides zero-day protection.”

About McAfee

McAfee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), empowers
businesses, the public sector, and home users to safely experience the
benefits of the Internet. The company delivers proactive and proven security
solutions and services for systems, networks, and mobile devices around the
world. With its Security Connected strategy, innovative approach to
hardware-enhanced security, and unique Global Threat Intelligence network,
McAfee is relentlessly focused on keeping its customers safe.

Notes: McAfee and VirusScan are trademarks or registered trademarks of McAfee
Inc. in the United States and other countries. Other names and brands may be
claimed as the property of others.

Avnet Embedded is a division of Avnet Electronics Americas, a business region
of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT).


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