We are the world’s largest dedicated security technology company. We deliver proactive and proven solutions and services that help secure systems and networks around the world, allowing users to safely connect to the internet, browse and shop the web more securely. We create innovative products that empower home users, businesses, the public sector and service providers by enabling them to prove compliance with regulations, protect data, prevent disruptions, identify vulnerabilities and continuously monitor and improve their security.
Information security threats continue to grow increasingly sophisticated, complex and difficult to detect and intercept. Today’s security challenges include virus, spam, spyware, data loss, host intrusion, management, mobile malware and messaging and email threats. From servers to routers and laptops to personal digital assistants, every device is a potential target and entry point. Many of today’s threats are blended, multi-vectored threats that exploit vulnerabilities in networks and systems to get a foothold in any way possible. Combating these exploits requires integrated protection. We deliver proactive, integrated protection for networks, systems, data and the web backed by our global threat research team McAfee Labs.
We apply business discipline and a pragmatic approach to security that is based on four principles of security risk management: (i) identify and prioritize assets, (ii) determine acceptable risk, (iii) protect against threats and (iv) enforce policies and measure and report on compliance. We incorporate some or all of these principles into our solutions. Our solutions protect systems and networks by blocking immediate threats while proactively providing protection from future threats and visibility into how threats attempt to interact with the network. We also provide solutions to manage and enforce security policies for organizations of any size. Finally, we incorporate McAfee Labs, Foundstone Professional Services and technical support to ensure a solution is actively meeting our customers’ needs. These integrated solutions help our customers solve problems, enhance security, improve audit compliance and reduce costs.
ePolicy Orchestrator, our unified security management platform, links together our endpoint and network security, our global threat intelligence research and our risk and compliance capabilities. It provides our customers with centralized policy management, a common endpoint agent, efficient deployment, actionable reporting and streamlined administration processes. The protection and risk and compliance capabilities of our Total Protection solutions and other key enterprise and midmarket solutions are integrated with ePolicy Orchestrator to help customers increase operational efficiencies, achieve a more effective defense against threats, optimize compliance and reduce security costs. For our security software-as-a-service (“SaaS”) customers, we offer McAfee Security Center, an easy-to-use graphical interface with a real-time external security alert system that assesses, informs and warns consumers about their personal computer (“PC”) security vulnerabilities and then provides recommendations so they can act quickly to secure their computers.
We deliver global threat intelligence to our suite of system, network, SaaS, and risk and compliance solutions through our research at McAfee Labs. McAfee Labs follows a complete range of threats in real time, identifying application vulnerabilities and analyzing and correlating risks to enable remediation using our security solutions.
We are focused on the following business objectives:
•Extend our leadership position in corporate and consumer endpoint security;
•Establish and extend leadership in network security;
•Establish and extend leadership in SaaS;
•Establish and extend leadership in risk and compliance solutions;
•Interlock our endpoint, network, SaaS and risk and compliance solutions; and
•Pursue new solution opportunities that build upon our multi-platform strategy of PCs, cloud, internet and mobile security.
Our Business and Products
We have one business and operate in one industry: developing, marketing, distributing and supporting computer security solutions for large enterprises, governments, small and medium-sized businesses and consumers either directly or through a network of qualified distribution partners. We operate our business in five geographic regions: North America; Europe, Middle East and Africa; Japan; Asia-Pacific, excluding Japan; and Latin America.
We manage our products under business units that enable us to be entrepreneurial and responsive within a specific market, moving quickly to seize emerging opportunities and fostering focus and customer-centricity within a particular market and our customers. Our security products address security in three key areas: endpoint security, network security and risk and compliance.
As of December 31, 2009, we employed approximately 6,100 individuals worldwide, with approximately 50% in the U.S. Less than 2% of our employees are represented by a labor union or work council. Competition for qualified management and technical personnel is intense in the software industry.