Mcafee Case

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As a leading security technology company, Mcfee offers computer and network solutions to businesses, consumers and governments. It operated in a single segment, and hence the role of the corporate parent is primarily setting strategic goals and ease access to capital market. According to Datamonitor, its offering falls into the following product groups: endpoint security, network security and risk & compliance.

From a corporate strategy point of view, at the end of 2009, INTEL was the world’s largest semiconductor chip maker, based on revenue. Its business was to develop advanced integrated digital technology products, primarily integrated circuits (semiconductors and switches), for industries such as computing and communications. They had also started to develop platforms, which were integrated suites of digital computing technologies that work together to provide an optimized computing solution compared to components that are used separately. Their goal was to be the preeminent provider of semiconductor chips and platforms for the worldwide digital economy.

Mcafee organized its business around its major product groups:[1] • | Endpoint security. Secure corporate and consumer computer systems, including servers, desktop and laptop computers, handheld voice and data phones, and other devices that are connected to corporate systems and networks and home PCs. This group comprises system security productsand data protection products.| • | Network security.  Similar to endpoint security but are tailored protect network systems, servers, laptops and other network devices as well as users and data of corporate networks of all sizes. This group encompasses enterprise-class firewall, intrusion detection and prevention, network access control, network behavior analysis, network threat response, web, e-mail and data loss prevention security appliances and solutions. The offering also includes McAfee SECURE standard, an aggregate of industry best practices,...
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