McAfee and Intel Unveil DeepSAFE Better Protecting PCs and Devices

McAfee unveils DeepSAFE to provide a new approach to security within the ever-changing world of cyber threats. DeepSAFE was demonstrated by McAfee at Intel Developer Forum during Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini's keynote.

“This is a tremendous shift for McAfee and one of the biggest innovations in the security industry's history,“ said Todd Gebhart, co-president of McAfee. “McAfee DeepSAFE uses hardware features already in the Intel processors to provide security beyond the OS. From this unique vantage point, DeepSAFE can apply new techniques to deliver a whole new generation of protection in real time to prevent malicious activity and not just detect infections.“

McAfee and Intel co-developed this technology that is able to proactively detect and prevent stealthy advanced persistent threats and malware. Many APTs include stealth techniques such as rootkits that embed themselves deep in the OS to evade current security solutions.

According to McAfee Labs, more than 1,200 new rootkits per day are detected. A system running the DeepSAFE technology was able to detect and stop a zero-day Agony rootkit from infecting a system in real time. 

“Intel and McAfee are working on joint technologies to better protect every segment across the compute continuum from PCs to devices,“ said Renée James, senior vice president and general manager of the Software and Services Group at Intel and the Chairman of McAfee. “By combining the features of existing Intel hardware and innovations in security software, Intel and McAfee are driving innovation in the security industry by providing a new way to protect computing devices. We are truly excited to introduce this technology upon which we will deliver new solutions.“

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