McAfee today announced its strategies for the rapidly growing Internet of Things (IoT) segment.
The Intel-promoted security vendor said it is building and delivering future-focused security solutions for the connected world.
Last week, Intel introduced the Intel Gateway Solutions for IoT, a family of platforms based on Intel Quark and Atom processors, as well as McAfee and Wind River software that enables companies to interconnect industrial devices into an IoT-ready system of systems.
Michael Fey, worldwide chief technology officer for Intel Security, said: “Any disruption to these IP connected devices can cause damage to the business and our daily lives. We need to have foresight into what is coming so we can prevent against threats and securely manage these devices. McAfee is enabling the future and the possibilities that the Internet of Things brings to our daily lives.”
McAfee will utilize its more than 400 OEM partners across the Industrial, Retail and Healthcare verticals to ensure security to the connected objects. IDC says the installed base of the Internet of Things will be approximately 212 billion by the end of 2020.
The security vendor will be providing core security capabilities for the vast array of current and future IoT use cases.
Its IoT strategy includes a secure and holistic solution for information rich environments across multiple environments and devices.
It will ensure life cycle security across the device, network, and data center. McAfee will offer support for industry standards and device interoperability.
There will be ability to solve Information Technology/Cloud services challenges in connecting legacy and new systems to new and future services. It will also provide technology to assure individual privacy.
McAfee is working closely with the broader Intel and Wind River companies to provide security solutions to ensure connected devices, systems, applications and data are protected, freeing companies to concentrate on their business.
McAfee is focused on addressing security challenges specific to the Internet of Things, including expanded requirements for trust, solution integrity, accountability and privacy. These solutions must deliver interoperable security which establishes appropriate and effective protection as every layer including the device connection and the cloud.