McAfee and Adobe to Provide Security Solutions

McAfee, Inc. and Adobe Systems Incorporated announced a global alliance partnership to jointly deliver new solutions that ought to offer more comprehensive security to both companies’ customers. Together, McAfee and Adobe will deliver an integrated Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Enterprise Digital Rights Management (DRM) solution to expand the reach of data protection beyond the enterprise boundaries.

The solutions will combine policy-based data classification (McAfee) and policy-based document protection (Adobe). They ought to allow organizations to more easily secure critical business information such as intellectual property or regulatory compliance data. Access control to sensitive information will be automatically applied based on classification of the data and corporate governance policies will be enforced to reduce costly information loss.

“We are excited about the potential that this partnership can bring to our joint customers and partners,” said Gerhard Watzinger, GM 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.”

“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, VP and GM for LiveCycle at Adobe. “We are pleased to work with McAfee to jointly deliver the latest, proven solutions that help protect consumers and enterprises from security threats.”

As part of the partnership McAfee has made a free diagnostic tool, McAfee Security Scan, available as an optional download to customers when installing Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash Player software from The tool enables consumers to check the presence and status of anti-virus software and firewall protection on their computers and presents a detailed report with special offers for McAfee security software. (Source: Gartner, Inc./GST)