This blueprint showcases how McAfee and Intel have teamed up to stop the most insidious malware tools cyber criminals are using today - rootkits.  Rootkits are designed to hide from the user, the OS or applications and cyber criminals are using them to propagate malware that evades traditional security measures.


McAfee Deep Defender uses Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x) to get a new perspective on security by operating outside of the OS.  This solution, combined with McAfee DeepSAFE technology monitors kernel memory for malicious kernel rootkits and can prevent them from installing, stopping their cloaking capabilities and the malware they attempt to hide and propagate.

 

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