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McAfee, Inc. Provides Security for Two-Thirds of All Secure USB Device Manufacturers


Secure USB Manufacturers Rely on McAfee for Malware Protection

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - McAfee, Inc. (NYSE:MFE) today announced that it has original equipment manufacturer (OEM) relationships to provide anti-virus (AV) technology to two-thirds of world’s secured universal serial bus (USB) device manufacturers. McAfee has OEM partnerships with USB manufacturers that include Kingston Digital Inc, MXI, Rocky Mountain Ram, SanDisk, SPYRUS, Hagiwara, and Yoggie Security Systems (see attached quote sheet). From consumers to enterprises, and especially in highly regulated industries, there is a growing demand for secured USB devices.

One of the most popular mobile productivity devices today is high-capacity, removable USB media storage. The increased reliance on USB devices inside and outside of the corporate environment has driven the need to ensure these devices do not become a conduit for malware. McAfee protects users from infection with an automatic anti-malware scan that prohibits file transfers to the secure USB drive when it detects infection on a host PC. McAfee technology protects against malware attaching to the portable drive and infecting an internal enterprise host.

“Whether it’s intellectual property, confidential information, or trade secrets, corporations, governments and defense entities all need to take appropriate steps to properly secure their data,” said David Scholtz, senior vice president of worldwide strategic alliances for McAfee. “Conventional USB drives and other removable storage devices can allow viruses, worms and other malicious code to penetrate systems. The combination of McAfee anti-virus technology with our OEM partner offerings provides the comprehensive layers of protection required to protect data from loss or leakage, and prevent the spread of malware.”

The McAfee OEM Alliance program puts McAfee expertise and industry-leading McAfee protection into a broad spectrum of existing and emerging products for endpoints, servers, data, and the network. This coverage includes embedded devices spread across a wide range of industries, including retail, healthcare, energy, and financial services.

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“Integrating McAfee technology with our SanDisk Cruzer Enterprise USB drive has created a trusted solution for the mobile workforce and for IT departments concerned with data security,” said Roy Ramati, vice president, Enterprise, SanDisk. “Adding McAfee technology to our secure USB devices enables our customers to further enhance security at the enterprise perimeter.”

“MXI Security’s tight integration with the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator management platform gives IT administrators the ability to remotely manage, control, and enforce security policies on USB devices across networks,” said Lawrence Reusing, CEO of MXI Security. “This provides a complete solution for the security of removable devices that is friendly to both users and IT administrators.”

“The DataTraveler 5000 provides the highest level of security utilizing patented technology which supports hardware-based 256-bit XTS-AES data encryption and Suite B elliptic curve cryptography. Combining McAfee anti-malware scanning with the Kingston DataTraveler 5000 provides customers with a superior secure USB storage solution powerful enough to extend protection against viruses and malware, beyond the enterprise perimeter,” said John Terpening, Business Manager, Secure Products, Kingston Digital, Inc. “This level of protection combined with central management through McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator gives enterprise IT organizations confidence to know that removable media hitting the enterprise infrastructure is secure.”

“Rocky Mountain RAM’s security partnership with McAfee has been critical in our efforts to adhere to the latest Department of Defense DARTT requirements,” said Lisa Schaeffer, CEO of Rocky Mountain RAM. “Our co-developed secure USB flash drives incorporate McAfee’s industry-leading anti-virus technology to help government IT organizations ensure comprehensive malware protection to the endpoint.”

“McAfee has been an instrumental partner in the security of our USB devices,” said Hiroyuki Suzuki, executive director for Hagiwara. “With McAfee anti-virus technology included with our Vaccine USB devices, we have greater confidence shipping a secure USB device, while our customers benefit from the industry-leading malware protection provided McAfee.”

“McAfee’s security leadership position and its role as a trusted anti-malware technology supplier to military and enterprise customers worldwide made our partnership an easy decision,” said Tom Dickens, chief operating officer of SPYRUS. “Combining industry-leading anti-malware technology from McAfee with our Hydra Privacy Card highly secure encrypting USB flash device product line gives our customers a secure removable media solution.”

“Our partnership with McAfee has resulted in best-of-breed secure USB and removable media products that enable users of McAfee security to also benefit from Yoggie’s revolutionary security products,” said Shlomo Touboul, founder and CEO of Yoggie Security Systems. “Joining forces with McAfee reflects our commitment to provide customers with the best security that the market has to offer and the synergies created by combining unmatched security expertise from McAfee with Yoggie’s technological innovation generate significant added value for our customers.”


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