Intel is considering the sale of the security section and protection included McAfee

Jun

28

2016

Intel works to explore the options available to them for the sale of electronic security division and its protection, according to a new report published by the Financial Times, the company has talked with many of the bankers to find a new home for the division of cyber security.

The company worked on the construction of the center section of the electronic security and protection after its acquisition in 2010, the anti-virus protection and McAfee software maker McAfee.

The company later announced plans to merge some of the security technology from McAfee within the processor chips that adopted to ensure the highest degree of safety and protection for its customers.

The company said in February 2011 that the next increase online threats requires a new approach radically includes providing protection for software and equipment and services in order to ensure the protection of Internet-connected devices such as computers and devices phones, medical equipment and automobiles.

It plans to sell some electronic sections that will not need it within its plan to move from the area of ​​personal computing, which helped find him and prosperity chipmaker.

The report pointed to the possibility of a group of private equity firms to buy the electronic security division and protection of the Intel higher than the $ 7.7 billion the amount paid by Intel to acquire McAfee six years ago.

It should be noted the company’s statement in April / April last its intention to lay off about 12 thousand employees have, or 11 percent of its workforce by the middle of 2017, and in order to focus on the chip industry for data centers and devices Internet of Things and cloud computing.

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