Intel Security Pitches Platform-Based Threat Defense Strategy
Intel Security is continuing to build out the technologies that make up its platform, and will aggressively roll out new and enhanced offerings throughout the year. According to Patel, among the enhanced products this year will be Endpoint Security 10.2 and Data Loss Protection (DLP) 10. In addition, the company also will upgrade its MOVE (Management for Optimized Virtual Environments) antivirus technology and McAfee Active Response (MAR) endpoint threat detection and response tool. More new and enhanced products will be announced at the next Focus show in November, he said. Intel Security officials said the platform strategy will enable the company to become a dominant player in the security space. Already the response has been good, they said. In the first quarter, Intel Security generated $537 million in revenue—a 12 percent year-over-year increase—and saw operating income hit $85 million, a 467 percent jump. The market also looks favorable, Grobman said. The vendor counts 62 percent of the world's top 2000 companies as customers, which means there's another 38 percent that are still out there as potential customers. In addition, 68 of those current customers use only one Intel Security product. The company also is expanding its Security Innovation Alliance (SIA) group of channel and technology partners, which helps give Intel Security an even broader reach in the market. For example, when the company decided to shed its mobile-device management technology, it turned to partners like MobileIron and VMware's AirWatch to provide the capability to the platform.