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Phases of Synergy for Intel & McAfee (by Dave DeWalt)

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By on Mar 22, 2011

While on the road last week meeting with investors, Renée James, Intel senior vice president and general manager of the Intel Software and Services Group, and I also presented four phases of synergy that we see between McAfee and Intel.

These phases are closely related to my list of reasons why McAfee will benefit as part of Intel, which I wrote about earlier this week. We are already well on our way on these four synergy phases, the first of which we announced last month at the RSA Conference: a go to market partnership with Wind River, another Intel subsidiary.

McAfee will be working with as many device makers as we can, providing security for essentially any type of device that provides some type of connectivity. Wind River has over 2,000 partners in this space, many times more than McAfee.

The other synergy phases include further use of Intel channels by McAfee to grow our business. For example, Renée mentioned during the investor presentations that in Intel’s channel 30 percent of PCs ship without any kind of security.

We will also focus on the mobile device market and, as I mentioned, we are working on silicon-enabled security.

A bit more on mobile, McAfee has rapidly expanded in this space over the past year. We support virtually every major smartphone platform today with products for home users and businesses that allow users to locate, wipe, lock and encrypt devices to secure their personal data.

Mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones are increasingly vulnerable to attacks. These devices also pose ever greater data loss risks as the content on these devices has become very valuable and the capabilities continue to broaden.

As part of Intel we plan to expand our technology and work with Intel to grow in the mobile space.

Dave

This discussion may contain forward looking statements, including but not limited to, statements regarding the expected development and release of, and the expected timing of the release of, new McAfee products, expectations as to the opportunities and benefits resulting from Intel’s acquisition of McAfee, and the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in these statements. Additional information concerning these risks and uncertainties can be found in Intel’s most recent periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Neither Intel nor McAfee assumes any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

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