Xerox teams with McAfee on embedded security tech

Xerox teams with McAfee on embedded security tech

Summary: The partnership will develop security software to be embedded in hardware such as copiers and multi-function printers

SHARE:
TOPICS: Security
0

McAfee has formed a new partnership with Xerox to develop a security system intended to address threats against confidential data.

Designed for business customers, the platform will combine McAfee software with Xerox hardware, such as copiers and multi-function printers. At the core of the platform is a 'whitelisting' method, which will allow only approved files to run. The system will also include a way to track and investigate the time and origin of all security events and then take action against them. Thus, the system is touted as being more secure than 'traditional blacklisting tactics'.

Rick Dastin, president of Xerox's Enterprise Business Group, explained in a statement the need for the technology: "With more than 50,000 new security threats emerging each day, protecting sensitive company information can be intimidating for IT managers — especially when you consider that any device sitting on the network, from a PC to a fax machine, can be exposed to those threats. This partnership will work to ensure those devices are secure and company information is protected."

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see Xerox, McAfee team up to develop new data security platform on ZDNet.com.


Get the latest technology news and analysis, blogs and reviews delivered directly to your inbox with ZDNet UK's newsletters.

Topic: Security

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.

Talkback

0 comments
Log in or register to start the discussion