Microsoft and McAfee are part of a new Ransomware Task Force
Headlined by Microsoft and McAfee, a group of 19 security firms, non-profits, and tech companies announced plans to form a collective task force that will deal with the threat of ransomware.
The group has been named the Ransomware Task Force (RTF) and will focus on assessing the existing technic... Read more
McAfee introduces new protection platform for cloud native apps
McAfee released new products and features during its MPOWER Digital virtual conference. The products and features are designed to enhance security services. Of the two announcements made, MVISION seems to be the biggest one.
It is a Cloud-Native Application Protection Platform designed to delive... Read more
McAfee prepares for an IPO
McAfee would be preparing an IPO. According to Bloomberg's sources, this is a valuation of at least 8 billion dollars, which is equivalent to about 7.2 billion euros. In July, there were already rumours of an IPO, but then the company was only attributed a value of $5 billion.
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McAfee takes over NanoSec for an unknown amount of money
McAfee has announced the acquisition of NanoSec. By attracting the startup, McAfee wants to further expand the possibilities of container and cloud security. The amount of money involved in the takeover has not been disclosed.
McAfee will integrate NanoSec's products and technology into its MVISION ... Read more
McAfee warns about Linux worm that disables IoT devices
Security company McAfee has issued a warning about a new Linux worm that attacks IoT devices such as tablets, wearables and multimedia players. This is a bricking worm, which is a type of malware that wants to render the infected system permanently unusable.
The bricking worm called Silex was discov... Read more
“McAfee prepares for another IPO.
Security company McAfee is planning to go public. This could raise more than a billion dollars and give the company a valuation of more than 5 billion dollars. That's what The Wall Street Journal reports based on insiders familiar with the conversations.
According to the insiders, McAfee and the own... Read more
McAfee sues former employees for leaking trade secrets
Security firm McAfee has sued three former employees. The employees are accused of wanting to steal trade secrets and pass them on to their new employer, competitor Tanium. That's what ZDNet reports.
The three employees, Jennifer Kinney, Alan Coe and Percy Tejeda, were senior sales employees. They ... Read more
87 percent of companies experience business acceleration through cloud services’.
87 percent of companies experience business accelerations as a result of their use of cloud services. That's what McAfee's Cloud and Risk Adoption Report says. For the survey, the security company interviewed 1,000 enterprise organizations worldwide. It combined those results with insights from bill... Read more
McAfee and AWS launch cloud-based database security solution
McAfee and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have strengthened their collaboration with the launch of a new database security solution. This concerns McAfee Database Security for Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS).
The new product provides real-time visibility into virtually all database activ... Read more
Windows update causes problems with McAfee, Sophos and Avast
A recent patch for Windows seems to have caused problems with anti-malware software, writes Ars Technica. In recent days, Microsoft has added more and more antivirus programs to its list of known problems. These include software from Sophos, Avira, ArcaBit, Avast and McAfee.
The problems arose after... Read more