McAfee And Adobe Partner On Security Software

    September 28, 2009

Security firm McAfee has partnered with Adobe to develop software that will offer companies’ data protection and digital rights management.

McAfee will uses its policy-based data classification with Adobe’s policy-based document protection to allow organizations to secure business information such as intellectual property or regulatory compliance data.

Gerhard Watzinger, McAfee General Manager, Data Protection Business Unit
Gerhard Watzinger, McAfee
General Manager Data
Protection Business Unit

"We are excited about the potential that this partnership can bring to our joint customers and partners," said Gerhard Watzinger, general manager of McAfee’s data protection business unit.

"Both McAfee and Adobe serve millions of consumers and the world’s largest enterprises. By combining our efforts in the way information is handled and secured, our customers’ data will be better protected."

As part of the partnership, McAfee is making its free diagnostic tool, McAfee Security Scan, available as an optional download to users installing Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash Player software. The tool allows users to check for anti-virus software and firewall protection on their computers.

When the scan is finished, users see a report detailing the presence and status of security protection.

More details about the partnership will be announced at McAfee’s upcoming security conference FOCUS 09, taking place next month in Las Vegas.

"At Adobe, our goal is to provide our customers with the most effective and reliable means to securely collaborate and exchange information," said, Kumar Vora, vice president and general manager for LiveCycle at Adobe.