McAfee, Inc. Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant in Analyst Firm's Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection

Position Based on McAfee's Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

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McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE), today announced that leading research firm Gartner, Inc. has placed the company in the leaders quadrant in its "Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection," as published on September 1, 2009 (1).

According to Gartner, vendors listed in the leader's quadrant "have products that work well for Gartner clients in small and large deployments. They have long-term road maps that follow and/or influence Gartner's vision of the developing needs of buyers in the market. Leaders make their competitors' sales staffs nervous and force competitors' technical staffs to follow their lead. Their Mobile Data Protection (MDP) products are well-known to clients, and they are frequently found on RFP shortlists."

Factors contributing to a company's ability to execute include products and services, overall viability, sales and marketing execution, and customer experience. Gartner evaluates a company's completeness of vision by considering in part its market understanding, sales and marketing strategy, offering or product strategy, business model, and innovation.

"We believe McAfee's position in the leader's quadrant validates our continuing work to innovate and stay ahead of threats," said Gerhard Watzinger, general manager of McAfee's data protection business unit. "Organizations of all sizes rely on McAfee to ensure that their data is protected against ever-evolving security threats that compromise sensitive information. McAfee, along with its partners, remains committed to providing the best data protection in the industry."

McAfee Total Protection for Data uses strong encryption, authentication, data loss prevention, and policy-driven security controls to prevent unauthorized access and transfer of the sensitive information--anywhere, anytime. The solution uses full-disk encryption combined with strong access control via two-factor pre-boot authentication to prevent unauthorized access to sensitive data on all endpoints, including desktops, laptops, handhelds, smart phones, and more.

To view the Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection, visit:

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2009 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

(1) Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection" by John Girard, Eric Ouellet, September 1, 2009
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