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McAfee, Intel subsidiary forge security agreement

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 9:05am
The Associated Press

Computer security software maker McAfee Inc. said Wednesday it is working with an Intel Corp. subsidiary to make security solutions for other kinds of devices.

Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Wind River makes software for mobile devices and for a slew of gadgets not usually thought of as computers in the automotive, medical, defense and other fields. McAfee said it will work with Wind River on purpose-built security solutions for those so-called "embedded" devices or networks of devices, which are increasingly connected to each other or to the Internet.

Traditional security solutions don't work with such devices, McAfee said, because they have limited power, memory and performance, unlike PCs and servers.

McAfee said it will start rolling out the new security products this year. Wind River will also build McAfee security into future products.

The announcement was made at the RSA Conference on security in San Francisco.

Shares of McAfee edged up 2 cents to $47.91 in afternoon trading.

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