"We understand that unlike a PC, each IP connected device can be a unique system with very specific security, control and performance requirements," said Thomas Moore, vice president, Worldwide Embedded Sales for McAfee. "By deploying McAfee Embedded Security as a foundation on the device, we are giving our original equipment manufacturer partners' customers increased security and control over their devices. This can translate into increased value for manufacturers, while also providing customers with built-in security from the manufacturer in a compliance-ready device."
According to a company press release, McAfee Embedded Security software is specifically designed to allow original equipment manufacturers to securely build, deploy and control IP connected devices. The small footprint, low-overhead software combines industry-leading application control and change-control technology to ensure that only trusted applications run on devices as they flow through the channel or dealer network, and after they are deployed at an enterprise or remote location.
The solution enforces software policies to prevent unauthorized changes and can alert unwanted change attempts. This powerful combination of features protects devices from zero-day attacks, reduces in-field breakage, eliminates patching cycles, and keeps devices compliant with security standards.