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Intel is rebranding McAfee to Intel Security

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Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has announced that they are rebranding McAfee to Intel Security. I suspect that Intel wants to separate their company as much as possible from McAfee founder John McAfee. John McAfee has been suspected of murder and drug dealing. He also created an inappropriate video on how to uninstall McAfee software. John McAfee told the BBC that he was “elated” by Intel’s decision.
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McAfee Announces 2014 Anti-Virus Product Line

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Intel’s McAfee announced the 2014 product line of their consumer antivirus software today.  All of their software is available for download and retail purchases starting today.
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White House Names Former McAfee CTO Phyllis Schneck As DHS Cybersecurity Exec

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The Obama administration has named Phyllis Schneck as the Department of Homeland Security’s cyber-security head.  Schneck used to be the vice president and chief technology officer for the public sector at Intel subsidiary McAfee.  Schneck will be starting in early September as the deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity.  The Department of Homeland Security is known for protecting U.S. networks from hackers.

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McAfee Completes The $389 Million Deal For Stonesoft

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Intel subsidiary and security software company McAfee announced this morning that they have completed the tender offer for network security company Stonesoft.  McAfee announced that they are acquiring Stonesoft for $389 million in cash on May 6, 2013.  Stonesoft will now be part of the McAfee group, which has over 7,200 employees.  Stonesoft’s products and technologies will become a part of the McAfee portfolio.

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Intel’s McAfee Launching Security Software Suite, LiveSafe

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McAfee and Intel are launching a new all-in-one security software suite known as LiveSafe.   LiveSafe has an emphasis on protecting all of the devices in your home including phones, tablets, and PCs.  LiveSafe is compatible with Windows, Android, BlackBerry, and iOS, but not yet Windows Phone or Chromebooks.

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McAfee Is Acquiring Stonesoft For $389 Million In Cash

McAfee, a security solutions company owned by Intel, is acquiring Stonesoft Oyj for $389 million in cash.  Stonesoft is known for developing firewall protection products.  The acquisition will enable McAfee to expand their product line with a focus on next-generation firewalls, evasion prevention systems, and SSL VPN solutions.

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A Movie About John McAfee Is Being Written

John McAfee, the founder of McAfee anti-virus software, became wanted for murder in November, hid out in Guatemala, got arrested, and then fled to Miami.  Warner Brothers bought the rights to the Wired e-book called “John McAfee’s Last Stand.”

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Former McAfee CEO Dave DeWalt Turned Down 40 Job Offers Before Joining FireEye

Dave DeWalt became the CEO of security startup company FireEye last year.  FireEye raised $50 million and the company is now valued at $1.25 billion.  DeWalt is the former CEO of McAfee, which sold under his watch to Intel for $7.8 billion.  He also oversaw the acquisition of Documentum’s $1.7 billion acquisition by EMC.  DeWalt’s track record speaks for itself.  Getting McAfee back on track and then selling it was an uphill battle.

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