Xerox and McAfee are teaming up to design a security system to help companies protect against threats to confidential data. By integrating embedded McAfee software into Xerox technology, the two companies plan to use a whitelisting method that allows only approved files to run, offering significantly more protection than traditional black listing tactics, where a user has to be aware of and proactively block viruses, spyware and other malicious software. Additionally, the solution provides an audit trail to track and investigate the time and origin of security events, and take action on them.
“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,” said Rick Dastin, president, Enterprise Business Group, Xerox Corporation. “This partnership will work to ensure those devices are secure and company information is protected.”