McAfee aims for total domination

IT security solutions firm McAfee says that it owns approximately a 10% share of the Middle East and North Africa security market and that the company has seen double-digit growth in 2011 despite the volatile market in the Middle East region.

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McAfee aims for total domination Diab: McAfee is in the lead.
By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  October 13, 2011

IT security solutions firm McAfee says that it owns approximately a 10% share of the Middle East and North Africa security market and that the company has seen double-digit growth in 2011 despite the volatile market in the Middle East region. McAfee is expecting similar growth for 2012.

“We are ahead of our competitors in the market because we look at security from a total perspective segmented into three main areas: one is the end-point, which is the areas that are software based; second is the datacentre, where you have the content and appliance bases; and the third is in the cloud where you can monitor the behaviuor and traffic of all the customers around the world and we can see the threats in real time,” says Hamed Diab, Regional Director, McAfee.

McAfee is hoping to extend its position as a security market leader. McAfee has announced at GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK a new security solution that stems from its acquisition by Intel in March 2011. “Within less than six months, we were able to develop the first product to send to the market, based on the innovations that this company brings to the market.

This product gives you the ability to control and work faster within your computers and you can gain about 43% extra work time using the new efficiency that we are promoting,” says Diab. He adds that the new solution, called DeepSAFE, also provides an efficient way to manage enterprise resources, utilising periods of computer inactivity or non-working hours, to manage and install updates and security patches.

“It is called DeepSAFE because normally the anti-virus suite of products sits on top of the operating system, but this product is pretty much integrated into the chipset and therefore sits on the OS as long as you are using Intel i-series chipset or V-Pro chipset and this can always be bought and incorporated,” says Diab. “This is the start of bringing new innovative products and the roadmap for the future in terms of security. You will see a lot of innovations going forward from these two companies.”

McAfee has also ventured into database security, following its acquisition of Sentrigo in 2010.

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