Intel-McAfee: Wow, or Why?

September 2010
Information Security;Sep2010, Vol. 12 Issue 7, p5
The author examines Intel's acquisition of McAfee for 8-billion U.S. dollars. He cites Intel president and chief executive officer (CEO) Paul S. Otellini's reason that the company acquired McAfee to develop technology that will integrate software security inside personal computers, laptops, and smartphones. He notes that the Intel-McAfee deal becomes questionable in the long-term since Intel lacks expertise in mobile software technology, while McAfee has recently struggled with stock issues against Symantec and its antivirus update fiasco in April 2010.


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