The world’s largest chip-maker, Intel has announced the completion of its $7.68-billion acquisition of security software company McAfee.
Mark Darvill, director of trusted security firm AEP Networks comments:
“The Intel McAfee acquisition was the first sign of the move towards embedding security into the chip, in response to the increasing complexity of security threats. Developing defences at both the hardware and software level is a positive development as we embrace mobility and information everywhere.
“The fact that the acquisition is focused on addressing the security of the billions of new Internet-ready devices, including PCs, mobile and wireless devices, TVs, cars, medical devices and ATM machines, is a good thing. There is no doubt that the evolution of these mobile devices will be intrinsically linked with the cloud, as allowing information to be accessed from anywhere requires a centralised platform. The next step in security needs to be focused on how cloud security can be developed to ensure that the most stringent data security requirements are met.”
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