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Reaching GDPR: A Partner Approach

As Raj Samani, Chief Scientist and Fellow at McAfee says, “It’s critical that businesses do everything they can to protect one of the world’s most valuable assets: data.” Whether your organization achieved compliance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by the enforcement date on May 25, or still has a way to go, data will …

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Women in the McAfee Channel

At McAfee, we work hard to advocate and empower women in what remains a male-dominated industry. Women currently make up less than 20 percent of U.S. tech jobs, despite making up more than half of the U.S. workforce, according to recent data compiled by virtual event solutions company, Evia. Considering the great talent and diversity …

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International Women’s Day in the Channel

I have had the privilege of working with many exceptional people over the course of my career. For International Women’s Day this year, I wanted to feature some of the dedicated and talented women I have the opportunity to work with in the Channel. The following individuals have great advice and stories that we all …

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McAfee Sales Kick Off: Play to Win

As we approach the end of our first full year as a standalone company, we also just concluded the first Sales Kick-Off (SKO) as the new McAfee. I am happy to report that the initial excitement of the spin-off is still going strong and we are looking forward to the coming year. My takeaways from …

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Bringing Security to the Cloud and Beyond

I remember talking about cloud computing years ago as something in the future or as an “experiment,” knowing that one day it would be our everyday reality. Now, we’re there. Just ask yourself how many cloud applications you have on your smartphone or tablet to prove it. Cloud computing is everywhere and it is yet …

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An Unmatched Customer Experience

I’ve been in this industry for over twenty years, and the advancements in cybersecurity over the last few years are unmatched. As an industry, we went from believing in a best-in-breed, siloed approach and now we understand our customers need a connected security architecture that can protect, detect, and correct. While we’ve made impressive advancements, …

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Stopping Ransomware in Its Tracks

At every partner visit I have, I hear about ransomware – the malware that makes our customers’ files unusable until they pay off the attacker. It’s everywhere, hitting large and small businesses with equal disruptions and damage. And customers are begging for help in keeping ransomware out of their endpoints and servers. Just how bad …

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McAfee Goes Back to the Future

As promised last week in my blog, Let the Great McAfee ENS 10.5 Migration Begin, I want to address a change that began six months ago and is now official– we’re now back to the future, to McAfee. I’ve talked to many partners, and your comments have been in line with how our internal teams …

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Let the Great McAfee ENS 10.5 Migration Begin!

Since I started writing blogs last year, I’ve experienced some great interaction from the partner community – your perspectives, comments, questions, etc. It’s been a great way to connect with many of you. Over the next few weeks, starting today, I have some pretty big things on my mind that I want to share. ENS …

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Taking Time to Find Resources

I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard a partner say, “I didn’t know you do that,” in reference to McAfee’s support or resources. While I make a joke about getting paid for the question, the reality is that it has to change. McAfee partners need to know how supported they are …

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Keeping Kids Safe from Online Threats

As a father of three children and a professional in the IT Security industry, online safety for kids is something near and dear to my heart. Despite technology shortcomings and the occasional breach, enterprises are relatively well-equipped to detect and defend against the tens of thousands of new threats that appear on the Internet every …

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Stepping Up to the Tech Training Challenge

The clock is counting down to the big annual Focus conference in Las Vegas, where McAfee will unveil a number of new products and initiatives to strengthen further our core strategy of providing technology that leverages automation and intelligence to elevate security and safeguard against ever-evolving threats. The road to Focus went through Puerto Rico, …

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Hot Security Market Needs Smart Engagements

Industry analysts vary on their opinions on the growth and health of the technology market. Depending on which report you read, growth will fall somewhere between .6 percent and 3.4 percent. Of course, different technology segments are growing at different rates. Few technology segments are growing faster than security. Market analysts agree the market for …

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My First Six Weeks

I am tasked with writing my first BLOG. With more than 25 years in this industry, I am quickly overwhelmed with the fact that I have never written a BLOG. Interestingly, I don’t remember if the blogging topic was covered in the interview process. Well here it goes…. A Little Bit About Me: I am …