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McAfee Equips Intel Chips with DeepSAFE Security Technology

Intel owned security company McAfee has announced the Deep Defender platform which will provide security to the computer at chip level.

When Intel had acquired McAfee, it announced that it will soon come up with computer chip with anti-virus software pre-installed on them, which will provide security to the system from the ground up.

The McAfee Deep Defender platform has been designed to load as soon as the system is started, even before the operating system boots. This will allow the software to detect and remove malware, root kits and other viruses from the system, at ground zero.

According to ZD Net (opens in new tab), the software has been designed to work like a virtual machine and supports Intel i3, i5 and i7 processors. "Together, McAfee and Intel are rethinking the entire approach to security and McAfee Deep Defender is a proof point of how security is changing to provide a new level of protection," said Renee James, Intel senior vice president and general manager of the software and services group.

"We are working to ensure users have an engaging, secure and productive computing experience across all Intel platforms using McAfee technologies. Security is one of the top concerns to organisations of all sizes and industries. It is essential that computing is protected against intrusions from security breaches and malware in more effective ways", he added.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.