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RSA: Expect business as usual now that Dell owns it

Tim Greene | Sept. 9, 2016
Company hopes to do a better job explaining its value to customers

Yoran commented on another big security shakeup this week, the spin out of Intel Security from Intel as an entity to be called McAfee.

“I think this is a great move from an RSA-EMC-Dell perspective, and I won’t really speculate at this point on what the go-forward plans for Intel Security are. Leave it at that,” he says.

But apparently he thinks McAfee lacks RSA's broader portfolio.“As I said earlier I don’t talk to I don’t think I’ve spoken to a single CIO, CEO or CISO that says I want to work with more vendors in more silos in a stove-pipe fashion.”

He says he would be surprised if the private equity firm that will own 51 percent of the spin-out company, TPG, doesn’t cut costs at McAfee. He says he thinks highly of Chris Young, who is slated to become McAfee’s CEO. “I think it will be very interesting to see how this unfolds over the next couple of years,” he says.   

 

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