Earlier today, McAfee Labs released its Q3 2013 report, titled “McAfee Labs Threats Report: Third Quarter 2013.” The McAfee Labs team is made of 500 researchers in over 30 countries, who look through real-world examples to build each quarterly report.
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McAfee recently released the findings of a survey conducted jointly with Office Depot on SMB security perceptions. The survey, conducted in September 2013, found that 66% of the 1000 SMBs polled said that they felt confident about the security of their data and devices, while 77% said that they had never been hacked.
McAfee said today that it has made progress in its acquisition of Stonesoft Oyj by completing the tender offer that was announced on May 6. Stonesoft is known for its next-generation firewall, which is being positioned as “visionary” in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls. With the completion of the tender offer, Stonesoft is now a McAfee group company, and all Stonesoft products and technologies are part of the McAfee portfolio.
This morning, McAfee released news that they have named Bill Rielly as the Senior Vice President for the company’s SMB division. In his new role, Mr. Rielly will work with company President, Michael DeCesare, on strengthening McAfee’s global presence in the SMB sector.
Today, McAfee announced that they have added eleven new partners to the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance (SIA). In addition, seven existing partners were promoted to the status of “Technology Partner” within the program.
Here we go again! As I do each week, I am really enjoying bringing our readers a quick round-up of the blog coverage I didn’t manage to get to during the week prior. We have been pretty busy around here at SMB Nation in gearing up for our SMB 150 Awards, and our Spring Conference. We also recently celebrated the one-month anniversary of Cloud Nation, a new platform introduced to help VARs, MSPs and SMBs create and successfully grow cloud practices.