McAfee Tackles Portable Device Threats

With data breaches on the rise, it pays to be careful. That’s doubly true when your enterprise is relying on removable devices and mobile computing solutions: USB drives, removable hard drives and notebooks have a pronounced tendency to walk away — along with their valuable data. has the story on McAfee’s solutions to cope with this problem.

McAfee on Tuesday detailed its full-service approach and product line for enterprise customers looking to extend their data security beyond the datacenter to the removable devices that are too often stolen or misplaced by employees.

Beyond the nuts-and-bolts antivirus and antispyware applications, McAfee is urging existing and potential customers to combat this emerging data-loss epidemic by embracing the full spectrum of security solutions including device control, endpoint encryption, and encrypted USB drives.

According to the Ponemon Institute, a security research firm, more than 800,000 data-sensitive memory devices–including USB drives, hard drives, and laptops–are either lost or stolen each year.

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