Intel Acquires McAfree

So will they make it better? Intel recently paid $7.68 billion for McAfree, a company who we all know for it’s anti-virus software.

Intel president and CEO, Paul Otellini, states that:

With the rapid expansion of growth across a vast array of Internet-connected devices, more and more of the elements of our lives have moved online. In the past, energy-efficient performance and connectivity have defined computing requirements. Looking forward, security will join those as a third pillar of what people demand from all computing experiences.”

The addition of McAfee products and technologies into the Intel computing portfolio brings us incredibly talented people with a track record of delivering security innovations, products and services that the industry and consumers trust to make connecting to the Internet safer and more secure.

So, with Intel now controlling the software company, will their AV program improve at all?